David Danford

About David Danford

David Danford is a Major in the United States Army and a graduate of the Van Andel Graduate School of Statesmanship at Hillsdale College. He and his wife live in Fort Montgomery, New York, with their four sons. The views expressed in this article are an unofficial expression of opinion; they are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any agency of the U.S. Government.

Killing the Gods of the City

On Thursday, the world was ending. Or at least, that is what you would have thought from watching the news. President Trump made a policy decision without consulting all the right experts and getting the right approvals. Even worse, he tweeted it out (Oh Lordy!). David French is aghast (big surprise), and even

By | 2017-08-03T14:39:47-07:00 July 29th, 2017|

Don’t Miss the Significance of the Comey Matter

As expected, recent testimony given by James Comey to Congress was a big nothingburger. The worst thing for President Trump to come out of it, besides confirming Comey told him three times he was not under investigation, was that the elected executive of the people sought to discover whether an unelected enforcer of

By | 2017-06-14T04:07:21-07:00 June 9th, 2017|

Is there Genius and Power in Covfefe?

Here’s a bold claim: President Trump’s “covfefe” tweet was a genius move that is a very powerful demonstration of his ability to persuade. I know, I know—it sounds crazy. But hear me out; what do you have to lose? Consider this a whimsical thought experiment to counter the ill effects of consuming too

By | 2017-06-09T02:15:45-07:00 June 3rd, 2017|

Trump’s Brand of Self-Government on Display in Recent Rallies

Donald Trump famously promised to be a “cheerleader” for the country when he launched his 2016 presidential campaign, saying he would “take the brand of the United States and make it great again.” Now, in an ongoing series of rallies, he is doing just that. And, perhaps surprisingly, his idea of America’s brand highlights the

By | 2017-03-22T18:40:16-07:00 March 22nd, 2017|

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