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Clinton Ervin


I am an academic, a member of the U.S. Intelligence Community and have always been interested in politics. Also, I am a resident of Murfreesboro-for several years now. The opinions presented are my own and intended to initiate conversation.

User Since

Dec 20, 2017


Fourth Estate or Deep State

Opinion: Yes Virginia, there is a 'Deep State'

Sep 12, 2018 at 12:00 pm by clervin

I am still unsure what exactly to make of the New York Times-published anonymous opinion piece ostensibly penned by a "senior official" in the Trump administration. I am posi.... Read More

Tribalism has expanded to restaurants

Jun 26, 2018 at 10:30 am by clervin

For the uninitiated, tribalism refers to the present phenomenon in which the nation's two parties, those for and against President Donald Trump, cannot agree on anything&mdash.... Read More

IG report provides proof of elitist contempt for ordinary Americans

Jun 18, 2018 at 09:38 am by clervin

I've mentioned my theory on elitism before, but now we've got a "smoking gun." In my column, "Why Trump is right and foreign policy insiders are wrong," I stated the conflict.... Read More

Why can't leftists, Democrats stand success?

Jun 15, 2018 at 08:00 am by clervin

The predictable but nonetheless laughable response from the suddenly hawkish, peace-loving Left to President Trump’s denuclearization of the Korean peninsula has spurred.... Read More

In Remembrance of D Day and the Greatest Generation

Jun 06, 2018 at 10:30 am by clervin

Please take a moment today to remember the heroes of the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. The invasion of France by the Allies that day marks the beginning of the end for t.... Read More

Peace through Strength with President Trump

May 17, 2018 at 08:00 am by clervin

An alternative title for this piece could be “Nobel Peace Prize for Trump?” Three recent events in international relations have been heralded as successes by many.... Read More

What the death of Alfie Evans means to your freedom

May 02, 2018 at 08:00 am by clervin

Recently people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken.... Read More

Pros and Cons of the Syria Missile Strike

Apr 23, 2018 at 11:00 am by clervin

Please forgive my tardiness; this column concerns the week-old, American-led coalition missile strike on Syria. Little time was wasted before retaliating against the Bashar a.... Read More

Why Trump is right and foreign policy insiders are wrong

Apr 19, 2018 at 08:00 am by clervin

As I stated in an earlier column, Donald Trump is right and foreign policy elites, hidebound in old assumptions, are wrong. The good old days, which the beltway insiders lamen.... Read More

Fatherlessness and loss of family values: The 'real' underlying cause of mass shootings

Apr 16, 2018 at 10:00 am by clervin

The root causes of recent school shootings are fatherlessness and the breakdown of family values. The real reason for shootings are the breakup of the nuclear family and the a.... Read More