Do We Still Need A Great White Fleet?

After 17 US sailors died when two Navy destroyers collided with civilian cargo ships in the Pacific Ocean, voices within the military and Republican Party placed the blame squarely on the shoulders of service members and warned Americans to stop cutting the Pentagon’s budget. A new report in ProPublica calls this narrative into question, while a more critical examination of what really caused the accidents forces us to reconsider why we have so many ships and personnel deployed around the world in the first place.

Farewell Barry, and Thank You.

New York, NY — The other night before going to bed I watched the Netflix original “Barry.” The film was a slice-of-life moment during Barack Obama’s years at Columbia undergrad in New York City. Last night, I was barnstorming NYC going from protests to anti-inauguration networking events and fundraisers and meeting many people I have never…

The Tragedy in Aleppo and the Assassination of the Russian Ambassador.

  In the midst of the U.S. Presidential Election this year, nearly everyone in the media, and far too many Americans, have ignored the humanitarian catastrophe that is currently unfolding its latest tragic chapter in Syria. The city of Aleppo, which one or more candidates for the highest office in the land, were clueless about,…