The hard limits to secret matters of state are no excuse for popular ignorance about cybersecurity. Our adversaries can only be expected to take advantage.
Marshall McLuhan is still the most penetrating Christian humanist to grasp that technology has forced us to rediscover how humans can use it to advance our species and preserve its humanity.
We’re much better at raining death onto ISIS than breathing life into liberal democracy, which, at the close of President Obama’s two terms, is absolutely reeling in headlong retreat.
The lesson in Donald Trump’s failure and success is an old one: in politics, class does not come first in America. Race relations, particularly those defined long ago by race slavery, do.
Peter Thiel’s vision complements but challenges prevailing Republican views on war.
When crunch time has come, our deep state has managed largely to keep the ship afloat and chugging ahead. They’ll see us through either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has hit upon our rage but can’t he remedy it, because he embodies the corruption his supporters despise.
We can responsibly relax well enough to avoid one disaster without inviting another—because we know that even disaster isn’t the end of the world.
The nexus of state-sponsored terror, subversion, and infiltration established during the Cold War has been reactivated, threatening Western civilization itself.
In allowing illiberalism to run rampant around the world under his watch, President Obama has worsened the kind of challenges not even the most powerful bombs can well resolve.
Donald Trump has distinguished himself as America’s most anarchic and comical fomenter of violent contempt. He has not created this culture, however. We have.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy program reminds us that many people are enthusiastic about contradictory nonsense when it seems to break through a persistent impasse.
Isn’t there something mysterious about our difficult times that causes Batman and Superman to become morally ambiguous enemies?
Militant populism that comes from people with no military experience is all but guaranteed to be dumb and dangerous in a way warriors are not. So Andrew Jackson needs to go.
Stun the snobs. Make them remember how noble in grace we can be even at our lowest and most betrayed.
We need to understand Donald Trump’s success. If we don’t, we’ll suffer a third wave of frustrated, debilitating confusion.
Rather than worrying about personal smears, Marco Rubio should recognize his rivals have a much more lethal weapon to use against him.
In a climate of all-consuming paranoia there’s hardly a choice but to feel outright comradeship with someone whose plucky charisma is untouched by needling persecution.
Rather than thinking solely in terms of shooters and terrorists, we must now also think in terms of mercenaries and warlords.
For us Americans, Jar Jar Binks-style tacky and unrefined immaturity is never merely an act: it’s a way of life. That includes religion.
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