We Fail To See History Repeating in Our Own Time

(Originally Published by Howey Politics Indiana) On October 11, 1912, George and Ollie Risley weren’t concerned with the Italo-Turkish war. On that Friday, they were concerned with the difficult task of childbirth on a small family farm in Knox County, Indiana. Lucky for your columnist, all went well, and they welcomed my great-grandfather Miles in to […]

The Self-Absorption of the Syrian Discussion

It is completely self-absorbed and arrogant to launch military strikes on another country to save the credibility of a President, the Presidency, or a nation. This really hit home last night as I watched an interview with a Syrian activist. His message: Save your bombs. You don’t care about us anyways, and you’ve now put […]

The Self-Absorption of the Syrian Discussion

It is completely self-absorbed and arrogant to launch military strikes on another country to save the credibility of a President, the Presidency, or a nation. This really hit home last night as I watched an interview with a Syrian activist. His message: Save your bombs. You don’t care about us anyways, and you’ve now put […]