Is DoJ’s ‘China Initiative’ Going Away? Don’t Bet on It

February 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of then-President Richard Nixon’s historic trip to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the initial step on the path to the normalization of relations between the two countries after decades of animosity, and even military conflict during the Korean War. In the decades that followed, the amount of trade … Continue reading “Is DoJ’s ‘China Initiative’ Going Away? Don’t Bet on It”

America’s Secret Government Crisis

America’s founding generation believed that an informed citizenry was vital to the survival of the Republic. Writing to theologian and philosopher Richard Price on January 8, 1789, Thomas Jefferson observed with satisfaction how his countrymen had come to largely embrace the new constitutional form of government just recently adopted. “A sense of this necessity, and … Continue reading “America’s Secret Government Crisis”

Twilight of Liberty: 9/11’s Legacy

Twenty years after the event, I can recall with perfect clarity where I was the morning Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda suicide hijackers changed all our lives. At home, nursing a nasty cold, I had to beg off of a meeting at the Pentagon I was supposed to attend on behalf of my then-employer, Vietnam … Continue reading “Twilight of Liberty: 9/11’s Legacy”