by Jed Babbin | Nov 27, 2017

Hundreds of U.S. laws require that various executive agencies certify to Congress that something is happening (or isn’t). Certifications go hand in hand with reports to Congress that go forever unread. Some certifications are supposed to be significant, such as…

Growing up with a Protestant minister for a father, I learned very little about Catholicism. I knew Christianity — the Dutch-reformed kind. Catholics? We didn’t like them and, supposedly, we weren’t like them. Now some of my best friends are…

American Sniper, a movie I loved, tried to do everything. It explored the hell of war and the essence of brotherhood. It followed the book by the Texas super sniper Chris Kyle, told a love story, and drew attention to…

Donald Trump has given me yet another reason not to vote for him. His disrespect towards Khizr & Ghazala Khan, the parents of Captain Humayun Khan, the U.S. Army Captain killed in Iraq in 2004. Khan posthumously earned the Bronze…

The Chilcot report into Britain’s part in the 2003 Iraq war, which was finally published on Wednesday, is three times the size of the Bible. The executive summary alone runs to 150 pages. It took seven years to write, comprises…

This week punishment came to one presidential candidate telling a truth and reward came to another telling a lie. Such perverse incentives regarding honesty created the bizarro political world we inhabit. “He was a bad guy — really bad guy,”…

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