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Greg Sanders
Interests: international relations, long term trends, china, technology, comics, gaming, sci-fi, anime
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This December, as part of CSIS’s National Security Bad Ideas series, I critiqued Adm. Mullen’s argument that “the most significant threat to our national security is our debt.” The core of my argument is that in recent decades, persistent low... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Greg Sanders
I went to bed around 1 am last night, at which point it had been clear for a few hours that we would not have a result on election night. Biden already has a commanding popular vote lead but key... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at Greg Sanders
My mail in ballot arrived last week, which means my post on local election stuff is overdue. First off, if you want more information check out the League of Women Voter’s guide at vote411.org for arguments for and against each... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2020 at Greg Sanders
When my field of defense acquisition comes up in present national debates about equality, it tends to be in terms of resources/national priorities or spillover effects and police equipment (see Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop or Spencer Ackerman’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Greg Sanders
The story begins with Gloria’s life in New York falling apart, for reasons we can quickly pick up. Her journey back back home is a fall from grace but perhaps a new start, but that’s complicated by a strange connection... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2020 at Greg Sanders
As a general rule, I recommend going to check out Vote411.org/Maryland, the League of Women Voters sends surveys to all the candidates asking about key issues pertinent to their position. They don’t endorse, they just pass on the answers. For... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2020 at Greg Sanders
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While each series has its flaws, I’m more positive than many on the present range of Star Trek television stories. I was similarly pleased with Picard. It is at times darker than one expects of Trek, but I think Abigail... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2020 at Greg Sanders
Together with my spouse, we’ve been watching through the collective opus of Makoto Shinkai, whose films Your Name and Weathering with You received theatrical releases in the United States. Shinkai has a hard-earned auteur standing, in part due to some... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2020 at Greg Sanders
Thanks in large part to the Disney corporation, public domain is largely closed off. Much of blockbuster culture is either some franchise or inspired by source material prior to 1923. We’ve also seen a rise of fan culture, enabled by... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2019 at Greg Sanders
I’m happy to do my best to help friends find candidates, including different candidates than my favorites. I’m primarily focusing on my home county of Montgomery, though many of the resources work for other parts of Maryland or even D.C.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Greg Sanders
For those that haven’t early voted: Resources for the election. Let me specifically recommend the non-partisan Vote411.org for candidate surveys and local news source Bethesda Beat Election Guide. County Executive picks (I lean Leventhal) County Council picks General Assembly D20... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Greg Sanders
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For those that haven’t early voted: Resources for the election. Let me specifically recommend the non-partisan Vote411.org for candidate surveys and local news source Bethesda Beat Election Guide. County Executive picks (I lean Leventhal) County Council At-Large This is where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Greg Sanders
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For those of you that haven’t early voted. Here’s my link to resources for the election. Let me specifically recommend the non-partisan Vote411.org for candidate surveys and local news source Bethesda Beat Election Guide. I’m planning to do a County... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Greg Sanders
I’m happy to do my best to help friends find candidates, including different candidates than my favorites. I’m primarily focusing on my home county of Montgomery, though many of the resources work for other parts of Maryland or even D.C.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2018 at Greg Sanders
A great idea, I'll have to see if I can make it.
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My father, Harry Sanders, passed away seven years. As those that know my family are aware, he was a key advocate from the start, three decades ago, for the Maryland Purple Line, a light rail line connecting Bethesda, Silver Spring,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Greg Sanders
Today appears to be a great loss, one with longstanding implications across many fronts. While some of the victories we’ve one will hold, it appears now that what I held to be the greatest domestic policy accomplishment of my life... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Greg Sanders
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We have last saw unusual puppetry at UMD's Clarice Smith Performing Art center before in 2013. That year we saw the Table in which a Bunraku-style Moses puppet performed an extended one man (and three puppeteer) extended monologue that was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Greg Sanders
So I'm slowly getting more rigorous about house searching. Two of our biggest criteria are transit accessibility and minimizing my wife's automotive commute time. BRT should help on the latter, but that's at least a decade away. However, in my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Greg Sanders
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As always, speaking for myself and not my employer. I'll start with an in-depth discussion of competing nuclear strategies for the United States. Project Atom: A Competitive Strategies Approach to Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2025-2050 Clark Murdoch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Greg Sanders
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I recently saw a horror play that, with the exception of an amazing entrance and particularly clever scene or two, didn't do that much for me. That's just a matter of taste; when I want to be made uncomfortable and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2015 at Greg Sanders
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Bedeviled by deadlines and anxiously seeking to persuade a Governor who seems deaf to the appeals of even the business community, travel blogging has long been on hiatus. A year ago today, we had already been in Kyoto a few... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Greg Sanders
Two weekends ago we saw Passion Play at the Forum Theater. We rather enjoyed it, but we'll keep the review brief as we didn't write it up in time; it went off tonight. Still, the Forum Theatre once again delivered... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Greg Sanders
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Our dinner of noodle dishes, tempura, and oyakodon refreshed us sufficiently to venture back out onto the streets of Dotonbori. The last post described the center of Dotonbori as resembling New York's Time Square, with a river, although it would... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Greg Sanders
Speaking for myself and not my employer. Over the past years, starting with the war in Iraq and amplified by the failures of the Arab Uprising, I'm increasingly uncomfortable with the underlying strategic logic of U.S. engagement in the Middle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Greg Sanders