Category Archives: Information

Just the Facts, Ma’am

By | June 13, 2021

[June 13, 2021]  Don’t embellish your story.1  Only state precisely what has happened and do so without embellishment or adding your opinion.  Just the Facts, Ma’am, is attributed to the 1950s TV series Dragnet where Sergeant Joe Friday is the main stoic character. The show was one of the highest-rated series of the decade.  I watched it many… Read More »

I Call it Lying: Media Bias 101

[June 9, 2021]  On several occasions, I noted a tendency for Western media toward an anti-democratic bias (see links here, here, and here).  Whether it is honoring dead Islamic terrorists or advocating for looting, rioting, and murder, many news organizations have failed at their most basic task – providing impartial information to the public.  A recent example of… Read More »

What is a Defeat?

[June 5, 2021]  The Ancient Chinese General and philosopher Sun Tzu once wrote, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.”  He was referring to the fact that no matter what happens on the battlefield to military forces, there is always a way to hold off defeat to the nation-state. War is not always won on the… Read More »

Tarleton’s Quarter: Failed Leadership?

[May 29, 2021]  Can a century’s old brutal leadership provide us with critical lessons today?  In an award-winning movie, The Patriot starring Mel Gibson, the story is told of events in the Revolutionary War.  British Colonel Banastre Tarleton provided surprising successful battlefield leadership but also failed ultimately in his leadership role. As told in the movie, the story… Read More »