POLITICS IN HOME TERRITORY

Politics tend to organize around point of view although sometimes it is as simple as following your parents lead or the urging of one’s local culture or peers. And, at times it gets uncomfortably tribal. I was born and raised in Southern Missouri and most of the...

Social Distemper

The Iraqis have a constitution, as do the Afghans. Both are relatively new and influenced by the United States. Yet, it would be hard to find anyone that believes Iraq’s or Afghanistan’s Constitutions have secured and stabilized those countries. Both countries are...

Remembering the Real John McCain

Some of us, and emphatically me, are McCain Republicans. Most of course are not. Most were willing to overlook President Trump’s conclusion that John McCain was not a hero. John McCain’s death discloses the inadequacy of obituaries. I have read several and none seemed...

Andy Harris: In Denial

Few things in life are certain. I am certain of that. Risk is endemic to life and the more threatening the risk the more likely we are to have insurance. Automobile, health, and home are just the most common policies. Yet at the start of most years (health excluded)...