by | Aug 20, 2018

On October 16, 2001, Army Special Forces entered Afghanistan by helicopter, the first U.S. troops on the ground there since the 9/11 attacks. Since then, thousands of Americans have fought there, and over two thousand have died. By almost every…

by | Mar 12, 2018

It had been a long time. So it had to be satisfying — and better than that — for Tiger Woods on Sunday. He had a shot. Drop a couple of putts and he would have won the tournament. Impossible…

by | Feb 6, 2018

Vice Admiral Robert P. Burke, USN Chief of Navy Personnel Navy Personnel Command 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055 Dear Admiral Burke: I have anticipated writing this letter for more than a year. Like countless other veterans, I spent my…

by | Nov 24, 2017

It’s Thanksgiving. Alex and I spent it down at our fun club in Rancho Mirage with our fellow senior citizens. The food was breathtakingly good. It was a hot and clear day. We old people ate our roast beef and…

by | Nov 22, 2017

Each year prior to Thanksgiving I try to express the reasons for my gratitude in print. This year is difficult. The republic I love is facing new and formidable challenges. A hostile minority is so embittered it has adopted the…

by | Nov 13, 2017

The race hoax at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs has unraveled. The hoaxer, a black football player and prospective cadet at its prep school, is exposed and gone. Racial slurs scrawled across dorm whiteboards were fakes, the student’s…

by | Oct 23, 2017

Back in May, a television interviewer asked Defense Secretary James Mattis what kept him awake at night. He answered, “Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.” Well, that wasn’t quite correct. Mattis wrote an October 17 letter to the…

by | May 29, 2017

Kind people often ask me what I think of what’s going on out there in the big wide world. Some ask what my father — Herbert Stein, certified genius — would think about it all. I really don’t know what…

by | Apr 11, 2017

Washington Before he was elected president, Donald Trump told biographer Michael D’Antonio that his attendance at a military boarding school gave him “more training militarily than a lot of guys that go into the military.” As president, he has stacked…

by | Mar 6, 2017

In his February 28 speech to a joint session of Congress, President Trump proposed a $54 billion increase in the Pentagon budget for FY 2018, amounting to about a ten percent increase over this year’s budget. He also proposed to…

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