“Our” Deep State

Peter Van Buren In this article, Peter uses his 24-year State Department experience to examine the “Deep State” meme  based on his background and using his satirical literary style. Andrew Bacevich, with a military background, rounds out the same theme in this article. The “Deep State” meme has been kicking around for several decades as…

Europe and The Donald

Alex Dunn Alex Dunn is TCP’s European contributor.  His post explores the confusion in Europe wrought by the  election of Donald Trump.  Hopefully, Winston Churchill’s assessment of the US will turn out correct:  “You can count on Americans to do the right thing… after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” – Ed. It is only…

Trump or Clinton: They are Us!

Peter Van Buren You hear the expression “lesser of two evils” when people talk about how they will vote in November. Poll after poll shows a growing number of voters saying they will vote negatively – they’re against Hillary, so they’ll hold their nose and vote Trump, and vice-a-versa. It is also likely a large…