Where does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez really fit in best with her media savvy, influencer sized social media following, and powerful perch in Congress, as a working class woman of color or a rich celebrity? The crowd she hangs out with are so powerful they will avoid any negative repercussions, and so connected they’ll likely write any… Continue reading The woke and the rich, the socialists and AOC, birds of a feather, flocking together
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
Biden is doubling down on vaccines with new mandates affecting a huge percentage of Americans, even as recent evidence indicates the efficacy of the vaccine wanes over time and the vaccine itself isn’t as effective against new strains like Delta. Why is this evidence being ignored and where do we go from here? Last week,… Continue reading Coronavirus: Is it time to admit the vaccines aren’t nearly as effective as advertised and we’re going to be stuck living with the virus for an indefinite period?
It’s not just Afghanistan and the specter of a hostage crisis with the Taliban. Inflation is vastly outpacing job creation and driving down wages. The border remains in crisis and the courts have ordered the reinstatement of some Trump era policies. Violent crime is on the rise and the pandemic continues. The best Biden can… Continue reading Biden’s in a box, the walls are closing in, and the box itself is sinking in the middle of the ocean under the weight of events
The disaster in Afghanistan has prompted multiple calls to impeach the President. What are the grounds and what does history say in similar situations? Before the Trump Era, no President had been impeached without being accused of a crime. In 1868, Congress actually passed a law to entrap Johnson. Should the old rules still apply? … Continue reading Impeach President Biden?
Biden is far from the first to lie, obfuscate, and mislead on Afghanistan. He’s part of a long line of well-documented falsehoods stretching back almost 20 years. Everyone knew the Afghan Army was a disaster and the government was corrupt, but they moved ahead anyway, wasting billions of dollars and costing thousands of lives, ending… Continue reading Afghanistan: Why would we believe a word the President or the entire government says at this point?
As the US completes its retreat from Afghanistan, the alliances President Biden promised to rebuild are perhaps more strained than ever. The optimism of his inauguration and first international address have been replaced by blame and bickering with key allies like Britain and France openly berating the President and planning their own course in Afghanistan… Continue reading Biden’s “America is Back” is consumed by a conflagration of contradictions, betrayal, and actual flames
Where are the resignations? The leaks? The anonymous sources and Gold Star families? The profile pictures on Facebook and Twitter in solidarity with our abandoned Afghani allies? Compare and contrast the reaction to Trump pulling out of Syria without incident and Biden’s catastrophe in Afghanistan, and you tell me why the difference in coverage. It… Continue reading Afghanistan goes boom: Imagine if Trump were in office
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
Will we get our people and allies out safely? What did Biden know and when did he know it? How could our intelligence be so bad? Why did we do nothing while the Taliban marched through the country? What becomes of Afghanistan? How do our enemies and adversaries react? Momentous events like the Taliban’s swift… Continue reading Afghanistan Fallout: The six biggest questions in the days ahead