The punditocracy tends to remember events in whatever order it pleases.
People identify with either the Republican tribe or the Democratic tribe and shape their views accordingly.
Terrorism is not something with a beginning and an end. The question is how much security to buy at what price.
Why we take on costs and risks that are well out of proportion to whatever threat we supposedly are countering.
This is a phenomenon that for all practical purposes is here to stay.
The most dramatic option for cutting defense spending also may be the only viable one.
Conscription won't save money. It will abridge young people's freedom.