It is always better to be safe and ridiculed than vulnerable and praised. – Victor Hanson Davis

The scholar provides a quick overview of what history has taught us about global war.  You can read his short essay here:


According to documents released by the FBI last week, Under Secretary of State Patrick Kennedy asked the FBI to declassify an email from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so it could be archived.  The email discussed the attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.  In return for declassifying the message, the State Department would allow the FBI to expand the use of agents overseas.  More details here.



Further proof that the Obama-Clinton reset with Russia failed miserable.  Things are much worse now than they were before Obama took office and put Secretary Clinton in charge of the State dept.  Read about the Russian missile tests here.


FBI Director Comey declined to prosecute Secretary Clinton although she was grossly negligent in her handling of classified documents and chose to ignore federal guidelines for e-mail and electronic communications.  But recently released FBI notes show that Clinton and her staff withheld emails, “scrubbed” emails, and destroyed or “lost” devices that held emails. This all seems evidence of intent to hide and destroy evidence … which is against the law. Congressman Chaffetz has asked to US Attorney for the District of Columbia to review the actions of Secretary Clinton and her staff for obstruction of justice.

Richard Staunton Cahill  Reading the news

Reading the News (Richard Staunton Cahill)

Two scholars from opposite sides of the political spectrum offer historical discussions of the contemporary impulse towards factions.  In “The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation State,” Robert Reich compares the separatist tendencies developing around the world with changes we’ve seen in this country recently.  Victor Hanson Davis explores “Diversity: History’s Pathway to Chaos” to demonstrate the effects of sectarianism. The two authors are surprisingly in agreement on the risks to our society  inherent in tribalism .