Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

Can Trump Pull a Second Rabbit Out of the Hat?

Still, this thing is not over. For, at this stage of the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton was showing equally impressive poll numbers, and she would go on to lose all eight of those battleground states in the greatest upset since Harry Truman defeated Tom Dewey in 1948. “Apres moi, la …

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Are the Forever Wars Really Ending?

Are the Forever Wars Really Ending?

Clearly, with the cuts in troops in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan, and the appointments of Ruger and Macgregor, Trump has signaled a new resolve to reconfigure U.S. foreign policy in an “America First” direction, if he wins a second term. “There is no… sound reason for the United States to …

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A Focused Trump Can Still Pull It Out

A Focused Trump Can Still Pull It Out

Trump needs to convert a Mr. Congeniality contest into a decision of whom you want to lead the nation in this perilous hour. Whom do you want in the Oval Office dealing with the current crises: Mr. Nice Guy or the guy who showed he could get the job done …

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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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As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators. That new Senate, says Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to …

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What Will Be the New American Cause?

What Will Be the New American Cause?

If Trump wins, borders will be tightened. The U.S. withdrawal from the Mideast will continue. U.S. manufacturing will begin to be repatriated. Transnational institutions will be downgraded, ignored and superseded. The watchword will be what it has lately been: “America First.” After the Great Pandemic has passed and we emerge …

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Kissinger's Call for a New World Order

Kissinger’s Call for a New World Order

The ingredients Kissinger considers essential for establishing that new world order appear, like ventilators, to be in short supply. Among the works that first brought Henry Kissinger to academic acclaim was “A World Restored,” his 1950s book about how the greatest diplomats of Europe met at the Congress of Vienna …

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When It's Over, Will We Be the Same America?

When It’s Over, Will We Be the Same America?

If March shocked this nation as severely as 9/11, what is coming may be even more sobering. “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” said Samuel Johnson. And as it is with men, so it is …

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