The war in Syria is why Presidents get gray hair earlier in life than the rest of us. Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons again and people everywhere are pointing fingers. Some blame Obama, while others blame Trump, while others blame both. The latest gas attack comes not that long after Trump announced his plan to leave Syria, which Assad likely interpreted as a green light to carry out the attacks. After the attacks the White House released a statement that said Trump had talked with French President Emanuel Macron promising a “strong, joint response.” Trump also called Assad an...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
President Trump has tapped former UN Ambassador John Bolton to be his National Security Advisor people are freaking out. All one has to do is do a Google News search of “John Bolton” and the headlines predicting Armageddon are impossible to miss. Sure, some of his ideas are a little nutty, but for those (myself included) who worry about a preemptive strike on North Korea, it should be noted that now former-NSA H.R. McMaster also reportedly argued a “bloody nose” approach to North Korea. A good national security council considers all available options, including those which may be considered out of the...Read More
C.S. Lewis begins his short, but must-read, book titled The Abolition of Man by talking about another book. Lewis received a book written by “Gaius” and “Titius,” (he used pseudonyms to spare them the public humiliation). This book, which Lewis called The Green Book, was so bad that Lewis wrote of the authors: “I shall have nothing good to say of them.” But what exactly does a book, originally published in 1944, have to do with today? Well, what upset Lewis was how the authors interpreted a story that involved a man observing a waterfall. Gaius and Titius argued that the man is not commenting...Read More
The NRA is suing Florida over a recently passed law that raises the minimum age to purchase firearms to 21. The push to raise the age to 21 has been the latest idea for those who insist on “doing something” to combat mass shootings. Republican lawmakers seem to believe that it is not particularly controversial and have more-or-less signed onto the idea. However, raising the age to purchase firearms to 21 raises an important societal question. In the United States, 18 is the age of adulthood. You can vote at 18, serve in the military, purchase tobacco, among other things. You are...Read More
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