How The United States Declares War– Or Is Supposed To

How The United States Declares War– Or Is Supposed To

Declaring War How does the United States go to war? It’s not as clear cut as many think. And it’s been a while since we’ve done it as laid out in the Constitution. The last time, as written in the Constitution, War was declared by a joint resolution of Congress and...

Day 85: 2020 Pandemic. Suspension of Disbelief

As a fiction writer, we often discuss “suspension of disbelief”. What that means is getting the reader so caught up in the story, that they don’t stop and go: “Wait! That’s not real.” As we see General Mattis finally weighing in on matters, it’s another day requiring...

Seven Days In May– A military coup?

Seven Days in May is one of those rare things: a movie that is better than the source book. The book isn’t bad, but it’s full of lectures to the reader, while the movie does away with all that exposition and is a fast-paced drama. One of my favorite parts...