What’s Yours Is Theirs

What’s Yours Is Theirs

Time and again, I hear the same refrain. My concerns, warnings, and accusations regarding the advent of socialist thinking and policy in America is baseless, or ill-founded, or a Fox News talking point regurgitation, or paranoia, or petulance. Simultaneously, I bear...
Collective Shame

Collective Shame

A friend and I recently had a conversation, wherein he recalled the aftermath of the January 6th Capitol riot and the reaction he witnessed from some political acquaintances. That reaction, encapsulated as “this is on you, Trump voters,” had him pondering...
The Great American Crack Up

The Great American Crack Up

If we’ve learned one thing from the first seven months of Joe Biden’s presidency, it’s that there seems to be no “bottom” to incompetence in American politics. Eight years of Obama-induced malaise and divisiveness ushered in the...
Our Afghan Whipping

Our Afghan Whipping

Our Afghanistan project has failed. The Afghan National Army (ANA) has disintegrated, and as we leave, the Taliban fill the vacuum with breathtaking speed. What went wrong? The basic explanations are the only ones necessary. The first is that their holy book teaches...
Collectivist Bias

Collectivist Bias

I recently dubbed “great” the it-word of the day. That proclamation served my thoughts of that moment, but does short shrift to the tomes worth of other it-words and phrases that relentlessly assault our eyes and ears in these modern, turbulent times. One...