The Education of Betsy DeVos

The National Review published a glowing personal profile of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this month. It would be hard to find a less critical, more fawning piece of “journalism” if you tried. The obvious conflict of interest– her husband Dick DeVos is a trustee of the National Review Institute, which owns the National Review […]

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Political Introspection

Max Boot is the latest former GOP operative to write a book explaining why they left the Republican party. Like David Frum, Bill Kristol, George Will, and Rick Wilson, the election of Donald Trump forced Boot to look at the ideological bubble he had long lived in and he came to some unsettling conclusions. Like […]

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The Saudi Problem

The disappearance and suspected murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi might be the spark that finally lights the Saudi powderkeg the United States has been sitting on for decades. If you don’t know the story, check out the New York Times wonderful reporting on it. The ascension of Saudi Crown Prince┬áMohammed […]

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Dennis Prager Believes in Redemption, Except for When He Doesn’t

Holding incompatible beliefs should give people pause. In American politics, it rarely does. Most people save this for the big picture issues– like being pro-life and pro-death penalty– but Dennis Prager isn’t most people. He’s a real-life troll. Prager, loyal hack that he is, sprang to the defense of Brett Kavanaugh with his usual combination […]

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Home (and Life) in Progress

Today’s post is going to be a little different than my norm. Nothing historical or political. Instead, I wanted to write about something very personal. My home. I’ve been too busy to write much recently. My company is in a mad dash to finish as many projects for our client as possible before our contract […]

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Disruptors Disrupted

Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to share a couple drinks with me in the last four or five years has heard a version of this rant: disruption is just tech speak for “we don’t have to play by the same rules as existing competitors.” Let me crow for a minute. This has been a […]

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