‘Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas’

Almost two years ago, I wrote an article for Politico endorsing Donald Trump for president. It was a tongue-in-cheek effort—I “supported” Trump only because I thought he would lose to Hillary Clinton, disastrously, and that… Read More

Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years

#David Rank served in the U.S. Foreign Service from 1990 to 2017. The opinions expressed here are his own. This month, I resigned from the State Department’s Foreign Service, stepping down as the senior U.S…. Read More