- February 11, 2021When Poisons Curdle
- January 25, 2021
"With such human costs of war in mind, it’s a wonder to me that the only bipartisan bill passed by Congress over a presidential veto in the Trump years was the recent monumentally funded $740 billion “defense” bill. Most striking to me, however, amid its massive support for the military-industrial complex, is how little that bill does to expand social support for military families."
- January 6, 2021
That each and every one of the Pentagon 10 is by his own lights a patriot, not to mention a beneficiary of white male privilege, is undoubtedly the case. That each did his level best is also no doubt the case. Yet all accepted without question an assumption that has long formed foundation of U.S. national security policy: the conviction that the possession and use of matchless military might offers the best way to ...
- November 15, 2020
Men like Abraham Lincoln organized to overturn the idea that they were mindless workers, doomed to menial labor for life. In 1859, Lincoln articulated a new vision for the nation, putting ordinary men, rather than elite slaveholders, at the heart of national development.
- October 8, 2020
October 7, 2020 Recent polls suggest that Trump’s debate performance last week (was it only last week?!) and his attempt to look strong after coronavirus spread through the White House have not helped him politically. Most polls have him behind Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by double digits. An article in Politico today was subtitled: “The new surveys fall into two buckets: those that are bad for the president, and those that are horrible.” Trump’s plan for the election ...
- October 7, 2020
October 6, 2020 In the past three years, it has so often felt like things were reaching the breaking point. But the image of Trump on the balcony of the White House last night, defiantly taking off his mask as he gasped for breath, truly looked to me like the beginning of the final chapter. Today coronavirus infections continued to mount in the vicinity of the White House. At least 34 people near Trump have contracted the ...