State of The Union: Conflicted.

Tonight marked President Biden’s first State of the Union as Commander in Chief. There are not a lot of positive items for him to discuss, but as I anticipated, he spun a web of contradiction in front of the American people spouting facts not in evidence to assuage the fears of his party and inflame…

Ukraine Matters

Russia invaded Ukraine last night for the first time since 2014. I’ve seen a lot of comments lately about how it doesn’t matter to us and that we should go about our lives. “We should let them do their thing,” “it’s way over there in Eastern Europe,” but that is the wrong answer. The United…

Resilience

One of the first things they teach you in the Army is resilience. The best way to teach this involves pain and discomfort. My many encounters with this lesson were ingrained in my mind, as was the point of most things the Army (or life) teaches you. Resilience is not handed to you when you…

Afghanistan, a Catastrophe

America‚Äôs rapid abandonment of Afghanistan will go down in the history books as a bungled mess on par with our withdrawal of Vietnam in the 1970s. This drawdown cheered on in some aspects by both political parties led to a one-and-a-half-week takeover by the Taliban, which experts thought would happen on a timeline of about…