President Obama

How The Military Defeated Trump's Insurgency

"Trump was seen as a presidential candidate who would possibly move towards a less interventionist foreign policy. That hope is gone. The insurgency that brought Trump to the top was defeated by a counter-insurgency campaign waged by the U.S. military."

America's Slow-Motion Military Coup

"In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has..."

Has The NYT Gone Collectively Mad?

"The use of speculation as fact is something to guard against particularly in the work of inexperienced or opinionated reporters. But what happens when this sort of unprofessional work tops page one of The New York Times..."

Rand Paul Takes A Stand Against Unconstitutional War

"Where is the anti-war left demanding the wars end? Where is the constitutional conservative right demanding Congress reclaim its war powers?...If we don’t get this rudderless foreign policy under control now, we’ll still be asking the same questions another 16 years down the road..."

Why Presidents Campaign On Peace But Rule By War

"Indeed, it is easy to write off Trump, Obama, and Bush as lying and hypocritical warmongers, fair enough. It is also easy to apologize for their actions as fallible men reacting to complex events the best they can... However, rather than simply criticizing or apologizing for presidents, again, it is time we ask why recent presidents have pursued war despite their professed humility, aspirations, and instincts."

The Government Debt Paradox: Pick Your Poison

"Over the decades, the entire economy’s been warped by the constant expansion of government debt.  Take it away, and the economy crumbles.  Continue its current trajectory and the economy blows up. That’s the government debt paradox we presently live with.  Pick your poison.  Enjoy the ride!"

(What's Left Of) Our Economy: The Real 'Dreamer Fakeonomics'

"...following President Trump’s decision to rescind Obama’s DACA program, an economic conventional wisdom has been quickly established... that the impact on the nation’s growth, employment, and productivity would be disastrous... Sadly - but not surprisingly - an examination of the data reveals this conclusion to be quintessential fakeonomics..."