The Soldier’s Monument, or Obelisk, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was dedicated in 1867 to Union troops who died in that state during the Civil War and to New Mexicans who died fighting Indians, represented by two different inscriptions on… Read More ›
How to deal with ISIS? The argument rages on. President Obama defends and is conducting a campaign of attrition, of slowly wearing down ISIS with limited airstrikes, limited ground troops, supplying and training allies on the ground, and diplomacy. Obviously not… Read More ›
Remembering those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever Oklahoma City Bombing April 19, 1995 . . .
I’ve a lot of mixed feelings about Doug Hughes, the Florida mailman who flew his gyrocopter through restricted air space to land on the front lawn of the US Capitol this week. He carried letters to Congress demanding campaign finance reform and getting… Read More ›
Those who’ve been following the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., this week have undoubtedly seen or read commentary about the militarization of our local police departments. If you’re curious about what surplus military equipment the Defense Department has given to… Read More ›
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Ted Koppel writes that we have overreacted to terrorism, that we have done to ourselves what the terrorists could never have done. And of course I agree with him. I said the same thing two years… Read More ›