The Bloodstained Rise of Global Populism
In 2016, something extraordinary happened in the politics of diverse countries around the world. With surprising speed and simultaneity, a new generation of populist leaders emerged from the margins of nominally democratic nations to win power.  In doing so, they gave voice, often in virulent fashion, to public concerns... Read more
One of the Pentagon’s Doomsday Planes Goes by the Callsign ‘Trump’
Every day, there will usually be a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury somewhere over North America, in case of nuclear war. Four-engined E-6B Mercurys roam the skies while packed to the gills with communications gear. The mission is officially known as Take Charge And Move Out — or TACAMO. More... Read more
‘Starship Troopers’ Is Donald Trump’s Perfect War Movie
Ever wondered how billionaire Donald Trump might govern if he becomes president? We humbly offer Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven’s 1997 satirical masterpiece Starship Troopers as a possible preview. Yes, Starship Troopers is just a science fiction movie. But it’s also a metaphor for U.S. militarism and the kind of... Read more
Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Would Betray Military Interpreters
Real-estate mogul and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recently promised to ban entry of Muslims into the United States. This comes after he suggested creating a database of Muslims in America and issuing them with special forms of identification. The remarks provoked a backlash among candidates in both parties and from... Read more
Donald Trump Is the Latest Threat to the F-35
As part of his bid to lead the free world, tycoon-turned-presidential candidate Donald Trump is talking to a lot of conservative talk show hosts. On Oct. 22, Trump sat down with Hugh Hewitt. The two talked Benghazi, the budget … and the F-35. “The F-35 is the aircraft of... Read more

Matthew Gault

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