Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren is the author of ‘We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People’, ‘Hooper’s War: A Novel of WWII Japan’ and ‘Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the 99 Percent’.

Trump’s indictment is a tempest over bookkeeping

The American rule of law, which seems so precious to holier-than-thou Democrats these days, depends above all on one thing: a belief among the majority that while no one is above the law, it will be applied fairly to those it does affect. Whether you loathe Trump or love him, you know this: what is

Joe Biden’s failure of leadership

Leadership, real leadership, requires setting an example. As far as security is concerned, the leader of the federal government, Joe Biden, has earned an F- for security. His setting of a double standard for the handling and storage of classified materials drives home once again (Hillary, Trump, you out there?) that there’s one set of

Which black lives matter?

Do black lives really matter… to black people? Yesterday marked the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, setting off a wave of protests under the anthemic banner of ‘Black Lives Matter’. The narrative of young black men being killed across America by white cops was strong and inspired

Stopping the next Hunter Biden laptop cover-up

Hunter Biden reportedly paid over $1 million in back taxes for income he never claimed, but which was found in his emails — the ones from his laptop that had been dismissed by the mainstream media as Russian disinformation. The FBI is conducting an ongoing investigation into Hunter’s business activities based on the contents of