CGTN: Why Biden’s miseries are just beginning

In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine why Joe Biden's miseries stemming from a botched evacuation plan of Afghanistan are just beginning. There is one gigantic problem that Biden will be dogged by for days and weeks. And depending upon how it plays out, it might turn into a crisis that could doom a … Continue reading CGTN: Why Biden’s miseries are just beginning

And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

Blast Joe Biden for a terrible evacuation plan in Afghanistan? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for inexcusably leaving Americans behind? Yes. Blast Joe Biden for a terror attack on his watch? Yes. But also accept two uncomfortable realities about the U.S. military presence in and evacuation from Afghanistan: The deal Biden's predecessor made with the Taliban … Continue reading And you wonder why Biden’s predecessors wanted nothing to do with Afghanistan?

CGTN: President Biden’s first major leadership test.

Photo: Anthony Moretti 18July2016 In this CGTN editorial, I examine why recent history provides Americans with images of a frightened leader in a time of crisis. And Democrats ought to be worried as a result. If he had been as resolute earlier in the day, those aforementioned fears among Democrats might have been lessened. No … Continue reading CGTN: President Biden’s first major leadership test.

America will not learn from Afghanistan

Anyone who believes that the United States will learn something from the debacle that is unfolding in Afghanistan needs to open their eyes to reality. Let's be generous and say that the crisis in Afghanistan is the result of bad intelligence. Perhaps not enough people imagined that the political and military collapse in the country … Continue reading America will not learn from Afghanistan

A tale of two Democrats: One recognizes a mistake and acts; the other remains defiant

Former president Barack Obama and his family have announced they are significantly scaling back a large party to celebrate his 60th birthday. Meanwhile, New York governor Andrew Cuomo remains defiant, refusing the resign despite multiple credible reports that he sexually harassed women. If you needed examples of how to handle errors, you need to look … Continue reading A tale of two Democrats: One recognizes a mistake and acts; the other remains defiant

This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading This post echoes louder and louder: Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

Bobby Knight is the greatest thing to ever happen to the Indiana University men’s basketball program. He set the Hoosiers on a trajectory that few men or women before or after him have matched at any other school across the university. Indiana basketball has been, at best, a second-tier national program since Knight was fired … Continue reading Now that Trump cannot help you, you abandon him? How weak.

We must stop destroying our institutions

America enters 2021 still in the grip of a pandemic. One of the reasons coronavirus continues to burrow ever deeper into our society is the attack on science has succeeded; sufficient numbers of Americans believe coronavirus falls somewhere on a continuum of flu to hoax. The undermining of science is just one example of the … Continue reading We must stop destroying our institutions