The Global War of Error

January 09, 2020

Yes, our infrastructure stinks, our schools are failing, this country’s a nightmare of inequality and there’s a self-promoting madman in the White House. So, isn’t it time to take pride in the rare institutional victories America has had in this century? Arguably, none...

James Mattis: Who Will Keep Trump in Check Now?

December 23, 2018

Can America’s democratic institutions — Congress, courts and the media — constrain Donald Trump and ensure the survival and continued prosperity of the world’s oldest democracy? Rational observers, US allies and even America’s adversaries are left to wonder where President Donald...

Jim Mattis: The US Doesn’t Have a Choice

November 23, 2018

In Trump’s dangerous world, according to Jim Mattis, all blemishes are created equal but some are more equal than others. As a loyal member of President Donald Trump’s team, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis explains the terrible constraints imposed on the president concerning his choice of...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Competition” Replaces War

January 30, 2018

We had the Cold War. Then the war on terror. Now, it’s the GPC or Great Powers Competition. Defense Secretary General Jim Mattis has announced a monumental change in US foreign policy. The war on terror, which fueled George W. Bush’s foreign policy and was continued by Barack Obama, has not...