Hanging up the truck keys didn't seem quite right without a last article about it all on Ricochet. I found some stories that hadn't seen the light of day in 8 years and others that are more recent. I do hope you will enjoy the journey.

“You’re gonna do what?!” It was late in the summer of 2003 and I had just told my late father about my plans for life after my impending retirement from active duty. The curtain was slowly drawing on 20 years in uniform, prompting Dad to ask “So, Mr. Military Historian, any idea what you’r...

I'm about halfway through Jonah's book now, and agree strongly with this review an synopsis:

Gratitude can save civilization, if only we believe.

"Moving back to enhanced interrogation, it’s easy to imagine a very different kind of hearing than the one Haspel endured last week. Think of the hearing that would happen after a catastrophic terror strike that could have been averted through more dramatic interrogation measures. The architects of restraint would face thousands of bereaved families, each of them demanding to know why an interrogation technique (like waterboarding) — long used in training against our own soldiers — was deemed too brutal to use to avert catastrophe. The moral argument would look very different indeed." - David French

Lines can and must be drawn, but they must often be drawn with pencils, not pens.
Join a church.

So, along with the new caricature comes a new opportunity to do a bit of merchandising. In addition to the Radio Deplorable swag on Ricochet, we now have a DaveCarterOnline store with just a few products up and more to come. Coffee mugs, t-shirts, notepads, and a poster,...all with quotes that have generated some positive responses in the past, and all in fun. Feel free to have a look!

A cartoonist was kind enough to do this. Whadaya think?

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It’s strange that a president who transformed national discourse will leave America with a negligible policy legacy. But Obama deserves it.
Are we allowed to tell the truth?`

Well this is interesting:

The two presidents share low approval ratings and a penchant for ad hominem attacks on political enemies.
What's that, you say? Another Nobel Peace Prize for Donald Trump?
How much did Karl Marx get wrong? Let us count the ways.
It’s not West who’s got a hidebound view of freedom.

"Is it too much to say that that the real authoritarian threat to civic peace and good government comes not from the Oval Office but from the Grecian temple where the United States Supreme Court regularly gathers so as regularly to tell us how the cow ate the cabbage?" - William Murchison

“Liar,” “wacko,” “immoralist” — the reproaches Donald Trump endures, or rejoices in, are numberless. And let’s not forget “authoritarian,” an echo of leading political players stretching back to Julius Caesar. I highlight this particular reproach on account of the furor and to-do...
Why venerate feelings over truth?

Reality check from Professor Hanson:

Imagine if a right-wing version of Robert Mueller, backed by a properly pro-Trump legal team, had sent former President Barack Obama the same sort of questions that Mueller allegedly delivered this week to President Trump. The special counsel might