Marco Rubio and the problem of words and their meanings

I’m not a historian of American politics, but I pay a fair bit of attention to what goes on, and I honestly can’t think of any primary candidate who’s gotten more media traction without winning a single contest, or really having any expectations of winning any in the near future, than Marco Rubio. This is… Continue reading Marco Rubio and the problem of words and their meanings

NATO’s slide into dependency, now in graph form

One of the lesser-discussed obligations of NATO membership is that member states have agreed to spend at least 2% of their GDP on defense every year. The main reason why this is hardly ever mentioned is that, of NATO’s 28 members, only maybe 3-4, max, are likely to meet that target in any given year.… Continue reading NATO’s slide into dependency, now in graph form