Retired military leaders shouldn’t endorse for presidential candidates. America is divided enough

*Note: This essay was published in the Los Angeles Times print edition on September 23, 2020. Images from the actual print story (which was titled differently from the online version), as well as text can be found below; it can also be found online here. Last week, 235 retired generals and admirals signed an “open letter” supporting President Trump’s…

The Pikes Peak Spirit

*Note: This essay was published in the Colorado Springs Gazette print edition on July 12, 2020. An image of the column is included below, as well as the text of the essay. “We took leave,” 22-year-old Dr. Edwin James wrote after lunch on Thursday, July 13, 1820 near modern Manitou Springs, “and began to ascend the mountain.”…