Trump Administration

Nationalist America Creedal Tribal
America: Creedal or Tribal?

Nationalists believe that humanity is divided into mutually distinct, internally coherent groups defined by shared traits like language, religion, or culture, and that these groups should each have their own governments. There is an alternative.

Five Reflections on Trump’s Soleimani Strike
Five Reflections on Trump’s Soleimani Strike

Like many, my reaction to the killing of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has been an admixture of satisfaction and apprehension.

On Proportionality Trump’s Tweet is Wrong, but His Actions Are Right
On Proportionality Trump’s Tweet is Wrong, but His Actions Are Right

Is Donald Trump really supporting a disproportionate response against Iran? US military responses must be, and have been during the Trump administration, proportionate.

Seeking Justice in the Middle East Grand Strategy
Seeking Justice in the Middle East

Assassinating Iranian Major General Qaseem Soleimani was a justified act. But it took place within the context of a largely unjust and strategically indefensible grand strategy, so it is unlikely to be a net positive in the long run.

If Only America Could Choose Peace with Iran
If Only America Could Choose Peace with Iran

The debate in America about Iran is not about war vs. peace. That is not the debate because that is not the choice.

Impeachment Is a Moment for Political Sobriety - Donald Trump - Christian
Impeachment Is a Moment for Political Sobriety

Is there a definitively Christian response to impeachment? I cannot draw a straight answer to that question from the Bible.

The Impeachment of American Evangelicalism

There is a sharp public conversation brewing over evangelical attitudes on impeachment. Christianity Today editorialized that Christians should support removing…

New Battle Lines over Freedom in Hong Kong
New Battle Lines over Freedom in Hong Kong

The United States must make it abundantly clear that the Chinese Communist Party can no longer enjoy the benefits of American policy without fulfilling its obligations.

William McRaven - New York Times
McRaven’s McStake

If William McRaven is truly concerned about the trust the military has earned across our society, he would be more reluctant to drag it into the political muck.