‘History is a GIF loop’

This scene looks all too familiar. The people obtained their own social media microphones and became the source of news, stealing the thrown from the professional media who lost credibility creating and curating our news. How could the New York Times et al. predict the Presidential election all wrong? But the new class of information […]

Stay woke

That which threatens freedom is condemned to goad it from the depths of dormancy. We take freedom for granted during peaceful times. We assume that it’s a fact until we forget that coercion is natural and freedom is artificial. Some people can revert back to their natural tendencies. It’s beautiful to see people awake again, […]

The X’s & O’s

Everyone wants green check marks and smiley faces instead of red x’s. But that’s not what happens in uncertain times — you get both. We got here because the left side didn’t talk to the right. Instead, the Democrats called Republicans deplorables. And while many of the latter are bigots, a lot of them aren’t. […]

Obama’s final exit interview

President Obama talked with historian Kearns Goodwin at the White House for one of his last open-ended interviews before leaving office. The two discussed the president’s legacy, Lincoln, the importance of long-term thinking and Obama’s ‘writer’s sensibility.’ But the discussion over FDR’s ambitions and his struggle with polio is particularly interesting. GOODWIN: For example, young […]