Who The Hell is Dean Phillips?

It’s quite the week for politicians with generic names nobody has ever heard of.

A Foreign Policy Election?

A competent leader versus a lunatic would seem an easy choice. Alas.

Public Confidence in Military Lowest in Decades

There has been a steady decline the last five years.

Is This Time Different?

America survived a civil war and the turmoil of the 1960s. Can we rebound again?

Dueling Takes on the End of Roe

So, what now?

Orrin Hatch, 1934-2022

The longest-serving Republican Senator has died at the age of 88.

Eighteen Years of Blogging

Some reflections

Iraqi Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy

Amid protests over American airstrikes, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has become a target.

Trump Goes Full Dictator

Donald Trump isn’t just admiring dictators now, he’s acting like one.

Jared Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Likely Dead On Arrival

Jared Kushner’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan is still awaiting release, but it already appears to be dead on arrival.

Jimmy Carter’s Rennaissance?

Some 2020 Democratic hopefuls are turning to a surprising source for counsel.

The Hanoi Summit Failed Because Trump Is Pursuing The Wrong Goal

In the end, the reason the Hanoi Summit failed is because the Trump Administration is pursuing an unattainable goal.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

A legendary statesman has passed.

You Shouldn’t Pay Much Attention To Head-To-Head General Election Polling Right Now

Hillary’s leading potential Republican candidates, but so is Bernie! Rand Paul does better against Hillary than other Republicans! Those are the headlines you get from head-to-head match-up polls, but it’s all largely meaningless.

Obama Apparently Giving Up On Quixotic Bid For ‘Middle East Peace’

President Obama has apparently come to the same realization as many of his predecessors, that trying to craft a legacy by single-handedly bring about “Middle East Peace” is largely a waste of time.

Ben Carson’s Sham Campaign Has Him Tied With Hillary Clinton

The juxtaposition of two headlines at memeorandum is amusing.

Carterization of Obama

Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter.

United States Knew Saddam Was Using Chemical Weapons Against Iran

United States helped Saddam Hussein launch some of the worst chemical attacks in history against Iran.

David Jones, Former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Dead at 92

David C. Jones, who served as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents Carter and Reagan, has died.

Why Romney?

Why I supported Mitt Romney despite his constant flip-flopping, fibbing, and fecklessness.

Where Have the Thoughtful Conservatives Gone?

OTB’s comment section as a microcosm of the American political landscape.

Romney, Reagan, and Republican Fairy Tales Redux

There are all manner of myths that are held by supporters of both parties. Debunking them is not the role for presidential aspirants.

Ronald Reagan and the Iran Hostage Crisis

Did Ronald Reagan’s impending inauguration help get our hostages released after 444 days?

Political Fantasy World

It never ceases to amaze me how many smart people manage to believe, against all evidence to the contrary, that their political philosophy has massive support.

Obama Approval Still In Danger Zone

President Obama is polling at 46.8 percent, below the level needed to win re-election.

Reagan’s Question Looms For Obama

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

Why Obama’s Osama Bounce Didn’t Last

President Obama’s approval numbers shot up after Osama bin Laden was killed two weeks ago. They’ve already settled back to where they were

Who’s A Conservative?

While most Americans consider themselves “conservatives,” some conservatives exclude most Americans from the definition.

Partisanship, Segmentation and the Mass Media

Is the current media environment a problem for proper political discourse?

Ronald Reagan: RINO

The “Ronald Reagan” that many of today’s conservatives wish today’s Republicans were more like didn’t actually exist.

Assessing Jimmy Carter