Inspirational words for the New Year

Summary: As we start a new year, we should take a moment to consider what we've become by looking at what we once were. Fifty-five years ago this speech by Kennedy inspired our ancestors to try great things. Some were great albeit partial successes (ending government-sponsored racism). Some were successes that went nowhere (the space … Continue reading Inspirational words for the New Year

Margin of Victory: Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War

Summary: Douglas Macgregor has a new book coming out soon, combining his experience planning and fighting modern wars with his knowledge of military history. As we fight our new long war, knowledge of past battles can help us see our way forward. Here is Professor Citino's Forward to pique your interest. Margin of Victory Five … Continue reading Margin of Victory: Five Battles that Changed the Face of Modern War

Holiday snapshots of America, food for year-end thoughts about 2016

Summary: Here are snapshots of America at the end of 2015 that give us food for thought about the New Year. None of stories are what they appear to be. If you liked this post, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Contents How Saddam Hussein Gave Us ISIS. Six Signs That 2016 … Continue reading Holiday snapshots of America, food for year-end thoughts about 2016

Holiday readings about things that might rock America in 2016

Summary: Here are some powerful readings for your holidays about things that might rock America in 2016. Read about them now. If you liked this post, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Contents The Quiet Revolt among Democrats led by Bernie Sanders. The world of threats to the US is an illusion. … Continue reading Holiday readings about things that might rock America in 2016

Daniel Davies’ insights about predictions can unlock the climate change debate

Summary: Here are three powerful insights by Daniel Davies about predictions by experts. He used them to predict the outcome of the Iraq War. This post applies them to the public policy debate about climate change; you can use them to provide insights on other intractable problems.  This is another in a series about validating … Continue reading Daniel Davies’ insights about predictions can unlock the climate change debate