America deserves a national strategy that is informed by the best information modern science and scholarship has to offer. Not that this will guarentee the validity and value of the policy as it is placed against the march of time, simply that we will be able to say in our generation that we did our best. We deserve more than tactics melded out 140–280 characters at a time.

Sadly, our failure as a Nation to demand a national strategy from our elected leaders is a direct reflection of both how effective the Russian “active measures” campaign has been against us…


In many ways, very few of them having to do with formal education, I was excited to go to school on Monday November 20th. It was barely fathomable for my 5th grade brain. Somehow, in this place in far away Guyana, things had gone terribly wrong.

Radio and Television reports had been going all day on Sunday. These broadcasts described an unfolding horror in a place they called Jonestown. An ambush at the Port Kaituma airstrip had killed US Representative Leo Ryan, and four others was bad enough, but by Sunday night, it now came to be known that the…


I admit, I’m late to the game on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). I was early to the Automated Payment Transaction (APT) tax. However, this might be exactly the right time in American history for these two ideas to become bedfellows. We might actually give birth to a New American Century just as the world turns to face a hitherto for unknown problem: massive abundance.

I started to really think about the economics of abundance back in 2004 or 2005. As human beings we’re not really wired well for this kind of thinking. For almost our entire existence life has been…


The world we live in is decidedly not a zero-sum game. Yet, if you were to listen to the President and his supporters or the hard left of the Democratic Party, you would be forgiven for feeling that it might be. Trade and immigration on the one hand benefit society as a whole, but on the other produce losers who come to see the entire issue in zero-sum terms. This zero-sum perspective is closely aligned with 45's personal sense of a constant war of all-against-all. …


It’s that moment you realize that the thrust of politics coupled with 500 channels of Television tossed on top of salads of ever shrinking echo-chambers of separation found in social media are laying asunder the goals and objectives of our American experiment at an alarming speed. Shock. Horror. You brain screams out FUCK STEM! We need more civics. More statistics.

Every one of us has a sense of the world. We all know that this sense is in part a product of what other people say and societal norms. It is also in part generated by our outwardly projected emotional…


George C. Marshall had a plan. It was the first of its kind. It was a good one.

The study of history is one of our greatest luxuries as human beings. It affords us the ability to consider our past, our mistakes, and how we might avoid making similar mistakes in the present. It reveals to its students alternatives to self destructive paths. A gift that gives again and again for the small price of earnest consideration and a little time with a book or two.

With the death of Senator McCain, America loses a voice on the world stage that seriously studied history. Someone who had long ago learned the slogan “America First”, in the aftermath of…


AKA: Preserving our Democracy in our Information Age …

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington ©1939 — Directed by Frank Capra

Democracy is inherently susceptible to public passions. The Founders understood such passions unchecked could lead to loss of liberty and ought right tyranny. In Federalist 10, James Madison warned “the friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this dangerous vice.”

Congress was originally designed to moderate, not accentuate, the passions of the public. We the people were not to be trusted to handle decision making power directly. …


At the outset, you should know I reject the notion of race. It’s modern manifestation is a concept we haven’t managed to get over in spite of the fact that we vanquished eugenics to the dustbin of science history around the time of World War II. For those who might not recognize the term, our eugenics movement here in the United States was an outcropping of biological determinist ideas popularized by Sir Francis Galton. Originating in the 1880s, Galton studied the upper classes of Britain, and arrived at the conclusion that their social positions were due to a superior genetic…

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