Another Perspective
by | Oct 22, 2019

Young Americans are currently struggling to repay an enormous amount of money to the federal government in the form of federal student loan debt. And the federal government will soon be struggling to pay an enormous amount of money to…

by | Oct 20, 2019

At a recent dinner for a group of high-ranking military officers at an undisclosed location in the bucolic American countryside, I cautioned the generals to prepare for the president to make a deal with China on trade. Many nodded but…

by | Oct 19, 2019

I’m not a huge fan of the film The African Queen. I’ve actually only seen it twice. But I know it well enough to know that, much as I’d like to tell you I identify with Charlie Allnut, Humphrey Bogart’s character…

by | Oct 16, 2019

Since the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has been fraying. Without the common Soviet threat, NATO has struggled to justify its existence. Frankly, it has outlived its usefulness. Yet, despite what many of his…

by | Oct 14, 2019

All of Washington has been atwitter with the president’s recent decision to draw down American forces from their ongoing mission in Syria. The reason is the purported American abandonment — betrayal, in the eyes of many — of the Syrian…

by | Oct 12, 2019

The fictional setting for National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978) is mythical Faber College, in 1962. A largely traditional small college set in suburbia, near a small town, staid Faber is turned upside down by the raucous, party-crazy students at Delta…

by | Oct 8, 2019

When the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Washington, last week decided to hire its first Muslim chaplain — referred to obliquely as a “religious coordinator” — it also published an “infographic” that explains “true Islam.” “Jihad,” we are told, “does not mean…

by | Oct 6, 2019

Washington There is a price to pay when a U.S. president communicates mostly through tweets, off-the-cuff responses to shouted questions, and the rare press conference given in concert with a foreign leader. And that price is decreased credibility. It’s odd…

by and | Oct 1, 2019

The brilliant mind and general repository of keen political judgment, conservative pundit Tucker Carlson, is incredulous (and parenthetically we agree) at the political rhetoric of California Rep. Adam Schiff as the latter pursues the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Mr….

by | Sep 30, 2019

Picture this: The Department of Defense (DoD) proposes to build a plane that, despite ostensibly being the best on the market, costs hundreds of billions of dollars more than they claim, never quite works according to plan, could be used…

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