The partnership between science and the military, the dichotomy of peace and war, is examined throughout history.
An inside look at the Trump administration from America's "chronicler in chief."
I'm a couple of days early in releasing this, yes. And that's ok. I wanted to do this when I had plenty of time to think about it. When I first sat down to begin writing this post, my mind went blank. It was as though this month didn't happen, or perhaps it was so … Continue reading July 2018 Overview and Assessments
I thought this was worth the share. Longtime newshound Dan Rather has launched a new podcast from his News & Guts website: "Blinking Red: The Dan Rather Podcast." I had a link for you to the "test frame" on the site, but it's already been removed because, well, it was a test. Be that as … Continue reading New Podcast from Dan Rather
https://www.newsandguts.com/sen-mccain-trump-abased-disgraceful-performance/ The American Nero met with the Russian Corleone today. Senator John McCain had a few choice words on the matter.
https://www.newsandguts.com/white-house-snubs-cnn-news-organizations-take-note/ It seems I'm getting more and more political on my blog. It's hard for me to sit by and watch as we take more of the same steps that history has proven time and again to lead to tyranny. I don't have a lot of love for CNN for a variety of lesser reasons, … Continue reading News & Guts: The White House Snubs CNN; All News Organizations Should Take Note
“Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower No one can ever truly be unbiased. It goes against everything that makes us human. But objectivity is a skill that can be learned and applied. It's one of the best assets in the toolbox of … Continue reading To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian by Stephen E. Ambrose
Vacation's over. It finally imploded on itself early yesterday morning, a family microcosm version of the cold civil war taking place across the country. It wasn't pretty. It was never going to be. Perhaps I was fooling myself that I had enough tools in the box to help keep the problem contained for a few … Continue reading Coffee Thoughts
The United States currently exists in a state of cold civil war. I'm not the first person to say that, and until it turns into a shooting war, I won't be the last. We seemingly can't talk to one another without getting bent out of shape over the tiniest of details. How did we get … Continue reading The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics by Mark Lilla
June has already come and gone. It's amazing, sometimes, how fast a month can fly by when others sort of drag. As I've gained a number of followers this month, it's probably best to point out that I've been doing a blog post like this every month this year, reassessing where I've been and what … Continue reading June 2018 Overview and Assessments