Michael Shindler

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In Defense of Government Shutdowns

They keep the choir of our democracy from descending into bedlam.
Michael Shindler February 11, 2019

A City on a Hill Needs Walls

America's southern border fence is a sign that we've grown as a nation.
Michael Shindler January 24, 2019

Republicans Need Voters to Swipe Right

Sneer at Democrats using Tinder all you like, but love and politics are inextricably linked.
Michael Shindler December 11, 2018

Private Creditors Can Put You in Jail

Dirty little secret: Judges are signing arrest warrants for personal debt, including credit cards and mortgages.
Michael Shindler September 17, 2018

On Education, Trump Needs More Aristotle and Less Betsy DeVos

Keep the Department of Education but repurpose it towards a nobler cause.
Michael Shindler July 16, 2018

The Military Industrial Complex’s Assault on Liberty

Determined to achieve geopolitical predictability, they've destroyed something far more precious.
Michael Shindler June 22, 2018

John Bolton: In Search of Carthage

He rejects the Founders' wisdom on foreign policy in favor of something more brutal and Roman.
Michael Shindler April 17, 2018

Sanctioning China to Go After North Korea is a Very Bad Idea

We’ve seen where that road has taken us before.
Michael Shindler September 22, 2017