Civil-Military Relations in the Age of Trump

Healthy relations between America’s civil and military populations depend upon the mutual trust, respect, and understanding between civilian and military leaders. This promotes the exchange of candid views and perspectives as part of the decision-making process. While the military must have a voice in developing strategy, the military must also realize that politics

By | 2017-12-13T11:47:29+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

Let’s Thank Mueller for His Service—And Show Him the Door

Show me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” So said Lavrentiy Beria, the head of the Soviet secret police, to his boss Josef Stalin. The remark underscores the disposition of totalitarian states to their unfortunate subjects. There, an investigation often starts with the undesirable persons the state wishes to find guilty

By | 2017-12-07T20:22:32+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Liberal Hatred of Hillsdale is Really Hatred of Self-Government

The Frederick Douglass statue at Hillsdale College. Visit the Hillsdale College website and the first thing you see is a quote from President Larry P. Arnn: “Hillsdale offers an education designed to equip human beings for self-government.” Scroll down a little further and discover a whole section dedicated to the importance of “elevating

By | 2017-12-07T17:34:00+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Comey Exemplifies the Effort to Get Stupid

Former FBI Director James Comey is tweeting about justice and liberty. He accompanies his tweets with creepy selfies, and the context suggests he is colluding with his conflicted friend, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in spirit if not in practice. Opinion columns heralding the intensification of Mueller’s investigation now flow like mighty rivers carrying

By | 2017-12-06T15:04:09+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

How is Equality Baked into Our Constitution?

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, and the specific legal questions surrounding Jack Phillips's work, have been discussed at length elsewhere, and in any event can be expected to come to a practical conclusion in a few months.

By | 2017-12-06T11:55:21+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Having Your Cake

Well, the florist is gone and the petals have dropped. The baker’s made cake, or else closed down his shop. “Man and man?” “Wife and wife”? Anyhow, there’s a ring. No question about that. Well…maybe ONE thing.Are you quite satisfied with the point that you made Because the law coerced a merry charade? Were

By | 2017-12-05T12:44:12+00:00 December 5th, 2017|

Encouraging a Migration Explosion

Are they doing it on purpose? Of course they are. America’s progressive elite has disdain for Americans who refuse to embrace their globalist, “borderless world,” and anti-American agenda. Consequently, the progressives have decided to replace the American people with people better suited to help enact their ambitions. For a glimpse into the future they

By | 2017-12-04T12:44:23+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Is a President’s Character His Presidency’s Destiny?

In the age of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, “character is destiny” sermons are now frequent. Clearly, a president who is “not a crook” or a philanderer is preferable to the alternative. But is that simple moral calculation sufficient when this one person can make the lives of 330 million at least somewhat

By | 2017-12-11T23:25:34+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Is Tolerance a Virtue?

We know what the Left hates about conservatives. In her losing campaign for president, Hillary Clinton articulated her litany of the deplorables: “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.” You’ll note that each one of these indictments is part of a taxonomy, a pseudo-scientific cultural-Marxist system of “isms” designed to categorize and thus dehumanize

By | 2017-12-01T09:26:49+00:00 November 30th, 2017|