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The pandemic has changed how and where we do business. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have accelerated online shopping trends. This has challenged traditional brick and mortar retailers to adapt to new delivery options for their customers and reduced the need for physical retail s…

With the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on 9/11, and with the last U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan, it is important that we learn from our experience. The main lesson is that there are limits to American power, and the ability of our armed forces to overwhelm any enemy they meet in…

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The Afghanistan pullout calamity has provided critics of President Biden with powerful ammunition. The mess that has been created places in doubt the ability of the Democrats to retain political dominance in the 2022 and 2024 elections. I can place no positive spin on this debacle in defense…

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The pandemic has changed how and where we do business. Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have accelerated online shopping trends. This has challenged traditional brick and mortar retailers to adapt to new delivery options for their customers and reduced the need for physical retail s…

With the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on 9/11, and with the last U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan, it is important that we learn from our experience. The main lesson is that there are limits to American power, and the ability of our armed forces to overwhelm any enemy they meet in…

  • Updated

The Afghanistan pullout calamity has provided critics of President Biden with powerful ammunition. The mess that has been created places in doubt the ability of the Democrats to retain political dominance in the 2022 and 2024 elections. I can place no positive spin on this debacle in defense…

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