The Terrible History of National Security Advisor John Bolton

Such a nice young man.

On April 9th of this year, former UN Ambassador John Bolton will replace Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as President Trump's National Security Advisor. He will be the third person to become National Security Advisor in this administration - the first Advisor, Lt. General Michael Flynn, was forced to resign over concerns that he lied to…

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Super Duper Fun Reaction to the 2018 State of the Union Address

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Once again, I'm procrastinating my homework to deliver analysis and a reaction to President Trump's State of the Union. This was his first real SOTU address, although he gave an address to Congress last February (and you can catch my reaction to that speech here), so this is kind of a big deal. Presidents usually…

Brief Thoughts: The Yemen Raid

Donald Trump is in the process of learning why every Commander-in-Chief before him has left the office of President with way more gray hair than normal. I think we should cut him some slack on this one. On 29 January, a daring Navy SEAL raid infiltrated a Yemeni village with the intent of capturing or…

Why “Take the Oil” Is a Terrible Idea

Early in his unfortunately-historic campaign for President, Donald Trump said that he would get rid of ISIS by bombing the bejesus out of their oil fields and getting American oil companies to set up shop and "take the oil."┬áSaid companies would then extract as much oil as possible and send it to the U.S., thus…

On Nuclear Warfare

There is a question that should both freak out and enrage any sensible American, at least when it comes to foreign policy: "Why can't we use nukes? Why do we keep them around if we don't use them?" When I think of a nice, easy, lighthearted topic that I can talk about, I go to…