Not Both Sides

One of these things is not like the other.

The American Military Officer and the Constitution

My latest publication.

Trump Perjured Himself

The former President knowingly signed a false affidavit in support of the Big Lie.

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

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Commentary On Presidential (De)Classification Powers

“Declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures.” (Trump Administration 2018)

Liz Cheney Walloped in Primary

The Trumper consolidation of their control of the GOP continues.

Liz Cheney’s Future

She’ll almost certainly be out of a job in January. Then what?

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

January 6 Committee Closing in On Trump

New evidence gets us a wee bit closer to a smoking gun.

The Weak Case Against the January 6 Committee

Republicans killed their parents and demanding mercy for being orphaned.

Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in Today

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring today and will swear his former law clerk in his replacement.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Trump Pondered Mexico Missile Attack, Shooting BLM Protesters

The 45th President was a psychopath.

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

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Secrecy and Democracy

How do we know when our government is telling us the truth?

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

Banning ‘Insurrectionists’ Redux

Lawyers in North Carolina are trying to get a Congressman off the ballot.

The Abuse of Power in a Small Town Police Force

Not Mayberry. Not even close.

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

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Oath Keepers Charged with Seditious Conspiracy

A year after the Capitol riot, DOJ is coming after the most violent perpetrators.

When Concern Trolling, Always Check For Unintended Uncomfortable Parallelisms

It’s always a good idea to reread a text before referencing it, especially if you’re a history Ph.D. like Newt Gingrich

January 6th Yeah But-ism

Yes the riots were a disgrace but the Democrats . . . .

If It Was an Insurrection, Why Hasn’t Anyone Been Charged with ‘Insurrection’?

It doesn’t matter what I believe. It only matters what I can prove.

Biden’s January 6 Anniversary Speech

A necessary but likely irrelevant gesture.

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Military Vaccine Deadlines Pass

Some 98 percent of active service members are now vaccinated. The rest will be discharged.

Where Do the Republicans Go From Here?

This man is the face of the post-Trump party.

Rolling Stone Implies Congressmen Abetted 6 January Violence

A vague but inflammatory report sheds little light on the situation.

Milley and Woodward Revisited

A follow-up to yesterday’s analysis.

Milley’s Soft Coup

While well-intentioned, the Chairman’s actions were illegal and dangerous.

Joe, You Are A Stubborn Old Man

I guess you proved your point about great powers picking and choosing their battlefields.

Twitter and the Military Professional

The risks are real but the rewards are spectacular.

Biden’s Plunging Job Approval!

Democrats and Independents are losing their enthusiasm. But some perspective is needed.

Trump Company Made $2.5 Billion During Presidency

But compared to what?

First Capitol Rioter Sentenced Gets No Jail Time

The second won’t be so fortunate.

Netanyahu Finally Out, But for How Long?

Israel’s long national nightmare is over. Or is it?

Stephen Breyer’s Retirement Timing

Should he be worried about the appearance of partisan gaming?

Trump, the Rule of Law, and Normalization

Even incredibly abnormal Presidents are Presidents.

No, Flynn Shouldn’t be Court-Martialed

Retired generals are no longer in the military.

Marine Corps Major Arrested for Capitol Riot

A serving officer was arrested for his part in events of 6 January

Defining ‘Extremism’ in the Military

It’s harder than a looks, especially given the limited size of the problem.

Judge Declares Waters’ Comments ‘Abhorrent’

They were “disrespectful to the rule of law.”

Most January 6 Rioters Won’t Go to Jail

Judges are pressuring prosecutors to strike deals, most of which will be for misdemeanors.

On Coups, Insurrections, and Security Theater

Reflections on the events of 6 January two months later.