Lucian K. Truscott IV, a graduate of West Point, has had a 53-year career as a journalist, novelist and screenwriter. He has covered stories such as Watergate, the Stonewall riots and wars in Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the author of five bestselling novels and several unsuccessful motion pictures. He has three children, lives on the East End of Long Island with his wife Tracy Harris and spends most of his time Worrying About the State of Our Nation and madly scribbling in a so-far fruitless attempt to Make Things Better. You can read his daily columns at luciantruscott.substack.com and follow him on Twitter @LucianKTruscott and on Facebook at Lucian K. Truscott IV.