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by | Nov 30, 2020

One of the greatest disabilities President Trump had in his 2016–17 transition was that he is not a political insider who knew people outside his own experience. Trump never understood the old Reagan-era principle that personnel is policy. That led…

by | Jun 22, 2020

Reporters and columnists around the world are falling all over themselves to scour former national security adviser John Bolton’s White House memoir, The Room Where It Happened, for tidbits of criticism of President Trump. They don’t have to look hard…

by | Jun 10, 2020

Washington One of the most alarming aspects of the present fevers is the utterance of total untruths by notables in high places. Do they not know what the truth is? Or do they not care about the truth? Do they…

by | Jun 8, 2020

By last Monday, the riots and protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police had spread to over 100 American cities. On that day, President Trump gave a short speech in which he castigated the…

by | Jun 4, 2020

Yes. Gen. James Mattis served his country well and with honor. He is, without doubt, an American patriot. But that doesn’t give him a pass from his recent anti-Trump diatribe in the Atlantic. This screed was filled with bad history…

by | Nov 29, 2019

Merriam Webster’s definition of “chutzpah” describes the word as meaning “supreme self-confidence: nerve, gall.” The page does not include a picture to illustrate what the word looks like, but if they are in the market for one, I’d like to…

by | Jul 31, 2019

With last week’s confirmation of President Trump’s new Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, now in the rearview mirror, pro-Trump Republicans can finally dare to hope. That is, they can dare to hope that the Department of Defense (DoD) will at…

by | Dec 28, 2018

They say that a room full of monkeys banging on typewriters for an infinite amount of time can churn out a work of Shakespeare, but 1,200 auditors closely examining the Department of Defense’s (DOD) books can’t miraculously make the bloated…

by | Dec 22, 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is leaving. As with every one of these outgoing Trump appointees, the “mainstream” media has gone into a full meltdown upon their announced departure (despite, in most cases, that same media having lambasted those appointees…

by | Oct 27, 2018

As the totally spontaneous “caravan” of migrants pushes its way north from Guatemala through Mexico and toward the virtually undefended U.S.-Mexico border, the Pentagon proudly announced that it was deploying an additional 800 troops to the southwestern border to augment the…

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