Author Archives: Michael Shindler

In Defense of Government Shutdowns

They keep the choir of our democracy from descending into bedlam.

A City on a Hill Needs Walls

America’s southern border fence is a sign that we’ve grown as a nation.

Republicans Need Voters to Swipe Right

Sneer at Democrats using Tinder all you like, but love and politics are inextricably linked.

Private Creditors Can Put You in Jail

Dirty little secret: Judges are signing arrest warrants for personal debt, including credit cards and mortgages.

On Education, Trump Needs More Aristotle and Less Betsy DeVos

Keep the Department of Education but repurpose it towards a nobler cause.

The Military Industrial Complex’s Assault on Liberty

Determined to achieve geopolitical predictability, they’ve destroyed something far more precious.

John Bolton: In Search of Carthage

He rejects the Founders’ wisdom on foreign policy in favor of something more brutal and Roman.

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

We’ve seen where that road has taken us before.

Repeal of Obamacare Goes Down in Flames

This is what skinny bills and vote-a-ramas will get you.

What’s Wrong with Trump’s Tweets?

It’s more than his tone and demeanor.

Trump is Right About Lena Dunham

She preaches a creed of envy and self-righteous scorn.