A Soldier’s Story

He wrote four sentences, totaling 65 words. He said more, in fewer words, than America’s greatest economizer of words. He wrote about the bravery and […]

Stubborn as a Mueller

In the history of fatuous statements, somewhere between Bill Clinton’s disquisition on what the meaning of the word “is” is and theologians debating how many […]

A Day for America

Thousands of flags pierce the earth, filling hundreds of acres of greenery with staffs of bronze and spears of gold, until every headstone and cross […]

Pay the Writer

To suggest that products produce themselves, to suggest that the means of production work without workers, to suggest that we can animate the inherently inanimate, […]

A Day to Unite Against Tyranny

Imagine two liars committed to the same lie for different reasons. Imagine telling half the world communism is the wave of the future, while the […]

The Impeachable Presidency

The office of president of the United States is an impeachable offense. The offenders constitute a gallery of rogues and realists, a monument to men […]

The Death of Humor

Irony did not die in a fireball of Islamic rage. It did not end on the 11th day of the 9th month of a new […]

The Fall of France

What site could be more sacred, what sight could be more sorrowful, what monument could be more metaphorical than reality itself, than the burning of […]

Facebook Without a Human Face

The worst places often have the best-sounding names. So it was with the German Democratic Republic. So it is with the Democratic People’s Republic of […]

Abolish the CIA?

From fiascos to disasters to imbroglios to quagmires, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a study in moral defeat and martial failure. Its certainty matches […]