Summary: Before we can find solutions, or even slow the fall of the Republic, we need accurate diagnosis of what ails us. Facile answers point to evildoers, or flaws in the Constitution. Fix them and our awesomeness will be rewarded. But America's weakness lies elsewhere, and can be seen by each of us when looking … Continue reading We want heroes, not leaders. When that changes it will become possible to reform America.
Summary: It's the time of year to look back on our deeds of the past year, and contemplate what we'll do in the next. In the past American could think of bold exploration ventures (from Lewis & Clark to Apollo), great projects of domestic infrastructure (from the Erie Canal to the Interstate Highways), and expansions … Continue reading As we finish a dark 2012, what will we see in 2013 of The New America?
Summary: A combination of events has provide a window into the operation of the CIA. The leaks about Ms. Bikowsky, the model for the lead character in "Zero Dark Thirty", show us how people in the CIA think, about their values, and how the CIA promotes. This is a follow-up to yesterday's sad post; today's … Continue reading The intelligence community’s meritocracy in action