Bill Kilgore

About Bill Kilgore

Bill Kilgore is the pseudonym of a writer serving in the United States military.

Trumping the Rule of Law

The outrage over the “crisis at the border” raises a question about the principles of NeverTrump conservatives. They whine about President Trump undermining or attacking legal norms and institutions practically on a daily basis. Now they want him to change the law unilaterally or ignore it outright. On the surface, these “principled conservatives” have

By | 2018-06-21T07:55:31+00:00 June 21st, 2018|

Stop Whining, Start Winning

I’m a fan of President Trump. And I’m a fan of his tweeting. But even I can see that two of the president’s recent tweets make him look weak. It’s time for him to put up or shut up. When it comes to the FBI and the Russia narrative, Trump needs to stop

By | 2018-04-12T21:03:30+00:00 April 12th, 2018|

Men With Chests and Those Without

Last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school reminds us yet again that to live well—to live free—requires men with chests. That is a fundamental requirement of free government. One young man in particular, Peter Wang, died with his chest out for all to see. As the Daily Mail reports, Wang was

By | 2018-02-20T20:09:13+00:00 February 20th, 2018|

The Game for the 2018 Elections

In a recent  stunt on the Senate floor, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) forced a vote on the use of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), the law that at least two presidents have  leaned on repeatedly to justify a state of endless war. Paul’s amendment failed in the end, but

By | 2017-09-19T09:22:53+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Trumping Afghanistan

Like many long-time Trump supporters, I, too, was disappointed with the president’s announcement of a “new strategy” for U.S. forces in Afghanistan. I was hoping to hear Trump had found a responsible way to end our nation’s longest war. But with all of the armchair quarterbacking going on in the wake of the

By | 2017-08-27T23:27:17+00:00 August 24th, 2017|