Category: Opinion

  • Trump plays the greatest hits in Concord, New Hampshire

    Trump plays the greatest hits in Concord, New Hampshire

    A. J. Kierstead braved the cold to try and check out former president Donald Trump’s rally in Concord, New Hampshire on Friday before the First in the Nation primary. He failed and watched the live stream. We have a Substack email list to get weekly updates to your inbox: https://substack.com/@newenglandtake Get the podcast version of…

  • Iowa Down, New Hampshire to Go.

    Iowa Down, New Hampshire to Go.

    The Iowa Republican caucus is in the can and now the candidates have their sights set to New Hampshire (God, help us). I don’t put too much faith in the usefulness of the caucus system, but the fallout of this one is unique. The field is suddenly thinned out in a way that reveals the…

  • You’re not going to fix the Middle East

    You’re not going to fix the Middle East

    If there is anything we should take away from more than two decades of Middle East intervention since 9/11 it’s that the West cannot fix it. Our failures to nation build in Iraq and Afghanistan are proof that Western sensibilities do not create a stable nation in the Islamic controlled region. I have considered so…

  • An intense world.

    An intense world.

    I felt the urge to write about the Palestine – Israel situation. To the point where I knew it was going to be reactionary. I knew I was going to be part of a situation where the fog of war was a serious problem to whatever I was going to say. Am I part of…

  • 3 Reasons Why the GOP Race Matters (Even Though Trump Will Win)

    3 Reasons Why the GOP Race Matters (Even Though Trump Will Win)

    Let’s be serious. If things continue as they are, Trump will be the GOP nominee for president and the barely warm body of Joe Biden will take the presidency. I don’t like it, two thirds of Republican voters don’t like it, and the entirety of the left doesn’t like it. Let’s be realistic and lets…