D Hawthorne

About D Hawthorne

D. Hawthorne is an entrepreneur and corporate CEO. He is a graduate of Harvey Mudd College and of Stanford Business School.

How Do We Rediscover Our American Heritage? Start With the Declaration

It’s sobering to consider the degree to which we have lost our knowledge of and connection to our American heritage. As a result, William B. Allen notes that we have been transitioning increasingly from a society of “independent yeomen” to a society of “wards of the state.” The challenge before us is to

By | 2017-07-11T14:15:09+00:00 July 8th, 2017|

The Way the Comey Hearing Should Have Gone Down, Day Two

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to the second and final day of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing with former FBI Director James B. Comey. We covered two topics at yesterday’s hearing. Today we will complete our questioning, covering five remaining topics. Let’s begin.   Topic #3:  The

By | 2017-06-15T04:22:34+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

The Way the Comey Hearing Should Have Gone Down, Day One

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first of two days of U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearings with former FBI Director James B. Comey. Over the course of these two days, we will cover seven topics. Let’s begin now: Introductory Statement Mr. Comey, to be blunt, sir, your well-established

By | 2017-06-14T17:50:55+00:00 June 11th, 2017|

Get Smart: “Fundamental Transformation” Demands Chaos

It's the chaos, stupid. Nothing more clearly marked the intended mission of Barack Obama’s presidency than his own words, spoken shortly before the 2008 election:  “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Two markers from his final month in office are the concluding grace notes of his

By | 2017-04-22T01:18:04+00:00 April 18th, 2017|

Obama’s Chaos Strategy: The Case of the IRS IED

As Lois Lerner attempts to garner the public’s sympathy and a sealing of her testimony in a federal case looking into the targeting of political opponents during the Obama Administration, new reports now suggest that the House of Representatives will recommend the Department of Justice (DOJ) file criminal charges against her. Lerner is

By | 2017-04-21T00:03:47+00:00 April 15th, 2017|

Looking at Trump as a Turnaround Executive

The 2016 election outcome was an unexpectedly loud declaration by the American people about their dissatisfaction with the direction of the country. Further, the magnitude of the post-election polarization has ensured the historical habit of “happy talk” promoting the need for bipartisan initiatives that bring us together is absent and not going to happen. We

By | 2017-08-03T13:16:27+00:00 February 28th, 2017|

Perspective on Trump’s Immigration Order

The mainstream media has acted irresponsibly in its reporting on President Trump's executive order on visas, unnecessarily inflaming a situation by failing to report accurately or fairly. Their actions are proving Stephen K. Bannon to be correct: they are not acting as a vigorous free press but rather they are behaving like political operatives with bylines,

By | 2017-01-30T14:36:20+00:00 January 30th, 2017|