TLR's February 6, 2021 commentary was "Lessons from 'The Bedford Incident.'" It was timely then and is even more so now. Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to Taiwan and Ray Dalio's "The US-China Tit-For-Tat Escalations Are Very Dangerous" highlight the enhanced risks. The Bedford Incident, a 1962...

“With lawlessness condoned and the Rule of Law in tatters, American democracy is sliding downhill.” – The Lonely Realist Stability, social cohesion and national unity depend on the Rule of Law, a cornerstone of American democracy requiring that laws be fair, that they be understandable, and...

“Presidential choices for the 2024 Election are … unappealing.” – The Lonely Realist How do Americans feel about “Four More Years!”? Not good. Only a minority support a second Biden term. Would Americans prefer “Let’s Make America Great Again!”? Even among Republicans, only 45% want the former...

“Today's Supreme Court is the most influential branch of America’s government … and also its most active.” – The Lonely Realist America’s Congress is riven by partisan squabbling rendering it unable to fulfill its legislative obligations. America’s Presidents consequently have resorted to executive orders issued without...