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June 13, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

Is Being Above The Law The American Way?

Donald Trump and his supporters, collaborators, and enablers argue that Trump is being subjected to a different standard for following the law than others. The truth is different and special treatment is exactly what Trump wants and has come to expect. Dan Barkhuff asks, is that the American way?

May 25, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

Our Friends Did Not Die For America; They Lived For It.

"It’s humbling and impossible: to have to live up to the imagined years of a man or woman who gave up every breath they would ever take to do their part so we didn’t have to," writes Dan Barkhuff.

Mar 30, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

We All Know He Did It, Even MAGA.

Of course, Trump paid off Stormy Daniels to save his political aspirations. He should go down for it, but there's too much good in America for us to go down with him.

Mar 15, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

Betrayal: When Veterans Choose Killing Americans Over Protecting Them

Radicalization takes time, but the initial challenge of finding the freakshow of preppers, anti-government militias, and racists online is a part of the appeal. It bathes the insecure and pathetic in the dopamine of specialness and danger: the danger of “Antifa,” the danger of “communists,” and the “deep state.”

Feb 10, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

Moral Clarity In The Most Amoral Of Wars

Putin wrongly believed Trump had made America and NATO weaker and seized the moment to invade Ukraine. Dan Barkhuff writes Putin's miscalculation has united democracies around the world against Russia's criminal invasion and morally indefensible war.

Feb 8, 2023 · D. Barkhuff

Young, Armed, And Prepared To Defend Their Egos

We as a society must honestly ask ourselves how we deal with the danger of a generation of lost men infatuated with violence and lacking the judgment to know when to use it, who are being actively recruited to commit violence against fellow citizens.

Dec 29, 2022 · D. Barkhuff

An Outsider's Reminder Of Who We Are

Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind you of what you’re all about. Zelenskyy’s speech was a rare chance for America to reflect on an image of self we haven’t seen since the early days following 9/11.

Dec 13, 2022 · D. Barkhuff

Real Men Do Not Want To Be Feared

If your definition of "a real man" comes from insecure, foppish charlatans like Gorka, Tate, and Cawthorn, it's time to find new role models who actually are "real men."

Nov 29, 2022 · D. Barkhuff

Carrying A Gun? That's Not Freedom

Gun culture has taken over certain demographics in American life. This is by design, not accident. Former Navy SEAL, Dan Barkhuff argues that if you think carrying a gun makes you more free, you're doing it wrong.

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