Extinguishing the World’s Oldest Democratic Project

January 03, 2018

What is happening to America’s democracy? Under the presidency of Donald Trump, America’s most venerable institutions have been compromised or attacked and its values questioned. The assertion seems risible: the United States, the world’s lone superpower, the most powerful military in the...

The Tale of an Incompetent President and His Secretary

October 09, 2017

If the reports are true, Rex Tillerson was correct to call Donald Trump a moron. But that doesn't get him off the hook. It is reassuring to hear that President Donald Trump’s obdurate behavior has stupefied his own cabinet members and not just the American people. On October 4, NBC News...

America’s Values Should Guide its Foreign Policy

May 23, 2017

Without the compass of values to guide foreign policy, we descend to profit and power and sacrifice principle and people. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed his State Department employees in Washington earlier this month. It was his first significant encounter with his charges since...