What is a military for?

Apparently its primary purpose is to make a social statement: The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are … Continue reading What is a military for?

The sign that the battle in Wisconsin is practically won

One thing I've noticed in covering protests is that you get a lot of hangers-on. For example at almost every Boston protest you will get one guy who carries his US flag with corporate symbols replacing stripes, you will get a guy with a Palestinian flag. And if the tea party is anywhere nearby I … Continue reading The sign that the battle in Wisconsin is practically won

Now that’s a poll to pay attention to…

As a general rule polls are a snapshot in time, informative to the degree that they aren't manipulated to get a desired result. You learn much more from trends that from an individual poll. In theory this isn't a poll, but if it was it speaks volumes: White House Communications Office internal memo dated February … Continue reading Now that’s a poll to pay attention to…