Why Trump Likes the Military

by Paul R. Pillar Consider this major disconnect.  On one hand, President Trump presents a proposed budget that calls for a major increase in spending on the military, even while drastically slashing funding for huge parts of much else that the… Continue Reading  

Climate Change and the Priority of the Irreversible

by Paul R. Pillar Anti-Trump street demonstrations since the election have had an aimless quality.  It is hard to see anything they accomplish besides expressing frustration and letting off steam.  The lack of focus is one indication that many of… Continue Reading  

Trump and the Loss of Public Spirit

by Paul R. Pillar The determination beyond reasonable doubt of the presidential nominees of each of the two major political parties has invited much analysis of what a Clinton-vs.-Trump contest means in terms of larger political fault lines. Robert Merry’s… Continue Reading