Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs
I've written a lot about pay-to-play think tanks, whereby big donors get all sorts of perks and are allowed to influence specific projects, even those in which they have a financial stake. What's great for donors is that think...
In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a New Military-Industrial Complex? To consider that question now is the equivalent of asking if the Pope is Catholic. The United States...
If you're a conservative Republican who longs for a return of the "free market" economic policies and military interventionism of the Reagan years, Donald Trump's cabinet picks no doubt warm your heart. If you're just about anyone else, including...
Hillary Clinton was posed picture perfect yesterday for her feature in Humans of New York, in which she recounted a harrowing encounter while taking a law school entrance exam at Harvard in the 1960s. This story was meant to...
Donald Trump has been busy assembling his administration as he awaits to be inaugurated this next month and there are quite a few nominees of concern. I reported recently on Trump's pick for National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, and...
OK, so James Comey has announced that the FBI will reopen the investigation related to Hillary Clinton. This has something to do with Anthony Weiner -- the disgraced former congressman and sexual predator who we wrote about here, first...
To think that Donald Trump has any goal as president other than boosting his tawdry brand is naive in the extreme and about as useful as dwelling about whether Santa Claus really exists. Still, his candidacy has revealed a lot about...
For months before the election, Donald Trump's opponents predicted that he would soon drop out of the race for one reason or another. It was said, for example, that he ran as a publicity stunt and never expected to...
Tevi Troy is a presidential historian, former White House aide and Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is the author of "What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White...
During the past few weeks I've been overcome by a near smothering wave of election fatigue, which includes high levels of nausea and despair. This campaign has been going on for nearly two years and at a cost that could...