The Clap Heard ‘Round the World

President Donald Trump seemed smugly satisfied as he delivered the State of the Union address last night, but what we saw was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal.) completely owning the room. In a long-winded speech, Trump called for party unity while simultaneously knocking the ongoing “ridiculous partisan investigations” against him, which he claimed were no […]

Air Force drops bomb on New Year’s Eve

The U.S. Strategic Command in Bellevue, Neb., is the Air Force’s keeper of codes, “buttons” and weaponry. Its overriding mission is preparing for nuclear war. I find them a cool and intimidating next-door neighbor. Imagine my surprise, however, when StratCom’s public affairs office on New Year’s Eve tweeted this about the ball drop in Times Square, […]

Blacking Out

Have you ever woken up with a jolt at around 2 a.m. on a city fire escape, five stories high and in the dead of winter? Without remembering how you got there? I have, and I’m not proud of it. It was the winter of 1975, and I was wearing only a sweater over my […]