As we count down the last days of the year, we just want to say thank you to each and every one of you — whether you’ve written for us, read us, listened to our show, or just sent a good vibe or two our way.
2018 was a good one. We did our part to elevate some amazing new voices, celebrated our one-year anniversary, and had some early success that exceeded even our wildest expectations.
You’ve made it all possible. So stay tuned — because there’s so much more to come, and we can’t wait to share.
Here’s a look back at some of the most popular stories we published this year:
“You get an F-35! And you get an F-35! Everyone gets an F-35!” Stephen Miles breaks down Congress’ deal to increase Pentagon spending.
Bishop Garrison delivers a call to action.
“Stilettos burn slightly slower than fabric, and are an excellent way to go out with a bang.” Jamie Withorne offers up a searing satire on the impacts of nuclear war.
Johanna Mendelson Forman details the lives of Haitian immigrants on the border between the US and Mexico.
Rob Levinson’s moving tribute to John McCain.
Inkstick editor Laicie Heeley sits down with the inimitable Alex Bell.
Peter Marino and Milena Rodban have some harsh words for purveyors of political risk.
Loren DeJonge Schulman says that national security experts must bear some of the responsibility for creating an opaque, exclusive environment that ultimately led the courts to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Kate Hewitt argues that “We have lost civilized dialogue in the nuclear community on nuclear weapons.”
Alex Bell explains why Secretary Pompeo’s #swagger campaign missed the mark in a big, big way.