Trump -- Once and Future King?

Trump — Once and Future King?

There is a specific Trumpian agenda, with which he is alone associated, that is becoming the issues agenda of the conservative movement and the party base, if not the party elites. “I don’t know if he’ll run in 2024 or not. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he will …

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Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

Is Biden Prepared to Lose Afghanistan?

A Biden decision to suspend a final pullout of U.S. forces will be well received by our foreign policy elites. But the anti-interventionist wings of the two parties are growing in strength. Is President Joe Biden prepared to preside over the worst U.S. strategic defeat since the fall of Saigon …

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Dark Winter of a Grand Old Party

Dark Winter of a Grand Old Party

There may have been a worse 90 days in Republican Party history, but it is difficult to recall exactly when. It has been a dreadful three months for the Grand Old Party. On Nov. 3, President Donald Trump seemed to have lost the White House by narrowly losing three crucial …

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Has America's Suez Moment Come?

Has America’s Suez Moment Come?

Can a nation so distracted, so divided, so at war with itself continue to meet all of the duties, obligations and commitments that are ours as the self-proclaimed “leader of the free world”? 2020 will surely qualify as an “annus horribilis” in the history of the Republic. By New Year’s, …

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A Historic Presidency

A Historic Presidency

Can anyone believe that Bush Republicans or the “Never-Trumpers” are the future of the party when one considers the massive and visceral reaction of millions of Trump voters even to the idea of conceding his defeat in this election? In the first two decades of the century, President-elect Joe Biden’s …

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Trumpism Lives On!

Trumpism Lives On!

The American electorate failed to perform its designated role in the establishment’s morality play. Indeed, Democrats ended Tuesday night terrified that America had again turned its back on them and preferred Trump to the leaders and agenda they had put forth. Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election …

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Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

Is Peace at Hand in the Middle East?

Recognition of Israel by the UAE and Bahrain will, it is predicted, be followed by recognition of Israel by Oman and other Gulf states, perhaps even Saudi Arabia. But the idea that peace is at hand appears to be, as Mark Twain said of reports of his death, premature. Having …

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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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