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Allen West

Fanning the flames of ignorance [Commentary]

Fanning the flames of ignorance [Commentary]

Recently, I helped found Millennial Maryland, a group that advocates a different vision for both Maryland and the Republican Party. That vision includes an understanding of the wider world, the embrace of civility and the constant pursuit of intellectual knowledge. Allow me to take this moment to underscore why these things matter.

On his blog Monday, Allen West, retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and former Florida GOP congressman, posted a video of Bob Bergdahl, the father of recovered POW and potential deserter Bowe Bergdahl. Responding to the news of his son's release, Mr. Bergdahl stood in the White House Rose Garden and said to the cameras, "I'd like to say to Bowe...