The enduring importance of our Constitutional order becomes more apparent by the day

American democracy can be messy and confusing, but that’s only because it’s working as intended:  Ensuring every decision of the government is subject to scrutiny, helping to keep each branch of government within the bounds of their authority, and that no single person ever is vested with unlimited authority or power.  What other alternative is… Continue reading The enduring importance of our Constitutional order becomes more apparent by the day

Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Whatever happened to Obama’s Yes We Can and the Audacity of Hope?  Lessons from President Truman on the importance of creative thinking and a refusal to surrender in the face of setbacks and untold horrors.  Truman faced perhaps the greatest challenges of any incoming President in US history, yet wouldn’t be cowed and ultimately created… Continue reading Afghanistan: The lack of imagination and determination is most frightening of all

Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government

Our failure in Afghanistan is the result of policy goals that could never be achieved and lies to cover up our failure to achieve them.  Unfortunately, this pattern isn’t limited to the Middle East.  It infects just about everything, from our response to coronavirus to climate change, we’re always planning to do the impossible, then… Continue reading Afghanistan: Lofty dreams and outright lies, the wreckage of neoconservatism and its lessons for our entire approach to government