Articles by Brian

Trump Loves A Parade

Posted: March 4, 2018 by Brian Johnston

Last year while on his first visit to France as President, Donald Trump could hardly contain himself at the spectacle of Emmanuel Macron’s Bastille Day Parade—replete with military procession and armaments. He even said as much to Macron himself, “We’re going to have to try to top it.”

One could take such a statement many ways. On surface level, it could and should be considered a simple diplomatic gesture of gratitude and a tip of the hat to one of our most valued allies. After all, who goes to a party and doesn’t tell the host their event is wonderful and how grateful they are to be there? Sounds like simple courtesy.

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What I Believe

Posted: March 2, 2018 by Brian Johnston

While the fringe is surely the squeaky hinge that gets all the media oil, in reality very few people live on the fringe. Most people stand one standard deviation to the left or right of center on any issue. In this, the meaty part of the curve, there’s all kinds of potential for righting the wrongs of our society.

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