Jussie Smollett and the Rush to Believe

Jussie Smollett and the Rush to Believe

Smollett in his first interview after the alleged attack; Good Morning America 1/13/2019 So here we are again. Someone we think represents us and our beliefs reports being the victim of a horrible and vicious attack. From the moment we hear the report we are committed...

Why America Can Never Win the War on Terror

US Soldier, Afghanistan 2013 America is in the 18th year of the War on Terror. After Al Qaeda’s attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 we created a ‘coalition of the willing’ determined to defeat terrorism itself. The United States had already been fighting...
Understanding American Racism, Part II: Legacy

Understanding American Racism, Part II: Legacy

Part I of this series offered perspectives on the history of racism in the United States. While the perspectives themselves can certainly be critiqued and disagreed with, slavery, the Civil War, segregation, and the Civil Rights Movement all undeniably happened and so...
The End of the American Century

The End of the American Century

The American Century is over. The country no longer wants to be tied down by the principles and laws of international relations that we helped create. America is tired of managing the system of global governance created after the allied victory in World War II. Most...