Thinking about Things: The Rise of Rights, the Decline of Responsibilities, and the Transmogrification of the Social Compact

John DeQ. Briggs Hard as one might try, it is increasingly difficult to be optimistic about the future of America. We are living through a time of systematic government actions designed to relieve preferred constituencies of their responsibilities and to grant preferred constituencies significant rights, often at the expense of non-preferred constituencies. The Social Compact, […]... Read More

The Nord Stream Pipeline: Media and Importance

Matthew P. Daley For nearly a full week in February, much of the American population was busy hyperventilating over images of a Chinese surveillance balloon (CB) transiting the lower 48 while collecting intelligence.  A great deal of ink and airtime was devoted to the subject which, at the time, was novel and curious but without great […]... Read More