A Most Consequential Presidency

A Most Consequential Presidency

Trump has also changed the character and composition of the GOP, making it more of a working- and middle-class party. Where George H.W. Bush sought to build a “New World Order” with America as global hegemon and George W. Bush preached a global crusade for democracy “to end tyranny in …

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Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

Is it Jaw-Jaw or War With Iran?

Strategically, economically and politically, the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to be in almost desperate straits. “Jaw-jaw is better than war-war,” is attributed, wrongly, say some historians, to Winston Churchill. Still, the words lately came to mind. While last week ended with a hopeful U.S.-Iranian prisoner exchange that was hailed …

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Is Putin the New King of the Middle East?

Is Putin the New King of the Middle East?

If Putin wants to be king of this, and it is OK with Assad, how does that imperil the United States of America, 6,000 miles away? “Russia Assumes Mantle of Supreme Power Broker in the Middle East,” proclaimed Britain’s Telegraph. The article began: “Russia’s status as the undisputed power-broker in …

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After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized

After Bolton, Trump Goals Remain Unrealized

It is only among foreign policy elites in Beltway think tanks, the generals who ran the national security state, liberal interventionists in the media and the hierarchy of the GOP that we find echoes of Bolton. The rest of the country has moved on. They want an end to the …

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Will Bibi's War Become America's War?

Will Bibi’s War Become America’s War?

Why is Netanyahu now admitting to Israel’s role in the strikes in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq? Why has he begun threatening Iran itself and even the Houthi rebels in Yemen? President Donald Trump, who canceled a missile strike on Iran, after the shoot-down of a U.S. Predator drone, to avoid …

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Who Wants This War with Iran?

Who Wants This War with Iran?

Outside a few precincts, America has no enthusiasm for a new Mideast war, no stomach for any occupation of Iran. Speaking on state TV of the prospect of a war in the Gulf, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei seemed to dismiss the idea. “There won’t be any war. … We …

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Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Did President Donald Trump approve of this? …If it is not Trump pushing for confrontation and war with Iran, who is? Last week, it was Venezuela in America’s gun sights. “While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible,” thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “If that’s what is …

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Biden Plays the Race Card

Biden Plays the Race Card

With the economy firing on all eight cylinders, and the drive for impeachment losing steam, a new strategy is emerging — to take Trump down by stuffing him in a box with white supremacists. As he debated with himself whether to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination, Joe …

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