• “Patriotic” Veterans Only, Please

    by Gregory A. Daddis

    While perhaps an indication of our current toxic political environment, the attacks on “unpatriotic” veterans like U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman actually have a long and checkered history in post-World War II America.

  • The Travesty of the Century

    by Alon Ben-Meir

    Whereas the US has over the years played a central role in the effort to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, no American administration has provided such a detailed proposal, certainly not one that grants Israel all of its wish list.

  • The Art of the Deal, Pentagon-Style

    by William J. Astore

    The list of recent debacles should be as obvious as it is alarming: Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen (and points around and in between).

  • A Union Broken With a Senate Surrender

    by Jamie Stiehm

    The real rub is that the president is changing us Americans, giving light to a dark crevice in our character. He embodies — and emboldens — baleful defiance. The great presidents, like cheerful, sunny Franklin D. Roosevelt, bring out the best in us.

  • What’s in a Nickname? From Caligula to Sleepy Joe

    by Josiah Osgood

    If Suetonius, who served on the staff of two Roman emperors, were alive today, I think he’d advise Trump to spend less time coming up names for others and think about what he could call himself.

  • Abuse of Power is a Crime

    by Andrew Meyer

    As the supreme law of the land, the constitution guarantees us the right to live in a Republic. The basic embodiment of that entitlement is the assurance that our government contains no official with the arbitrary and unchecked powers of a king.