State of the Democrats, 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again, when politicians from Chris Christie to Barack Obama are giving their “State Of…” speeches, so I thought I’d give my own little version. Call it: State of the Democrats. These speeches are usually little more than formalized excuses for executives of local, state and federal government to grab some headlines and unearned face-time with the cameras...

Colin Powell’s UN Speech, Eleven Years Later

This post was written exactly a year ago, and although ten years is admittedly a more-notable anniversary than eleven, it's still important to remember that Colin Powell's atrocious speech before the UN was eleven years ago today. That might not seem like much, but when our country screws up as badly as it did when we decided to go to war in Iraq, figuring out what went wrong and who was...