Then and Now Over a century ago the British historian James Bryce travelled the United States to discover what had changed since Alexis de Tocqueville wrote Democracy in America. One of the most interesting topics he wrote about was, “Why Great Men Aren’t Elected President in the United... Read More »
The Real Outsider The men were talking a bit loudly, and I don’t think they even realized it. Almost everyone in the restaurant could hear them. In fact, a lot of people were obviously listening. “I know what you mean,” the man with the deep voice said. “But I’m seeing something... Read More »
A Big Picture Look at the World in Twenty Years The Shift For more than a century America has enjoyed the luxury of strong allies in Europe. When problems came, as they always do, many European and North American nations relied on each other for strength, leadership, even rescue. This was... Read More »
The New Myth Something significant has occurred during the 2015-2016 election cycle. The mainstream media has effectively portrayed “anger” or “being politically angry” as bad. “Good” citizens, in this context, are those who aren’t upset, frustrated, or angry... Read More »
Where America Is Right Now Whatever the President says in the State of the Union address early next week, here’s what really needs to be said. A Real State of the Union: Sometimes things just don’t add up. They don’t make sense. There’s no way to reconcile them with…well, reality.... Read More »
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