Are Yanks and Brits Going Their Separate Ways?

Are Yanks and Brits Going Their Separate Ways?

When Sir Kim Darroch’s secret cable to London was leaked to the Daily Mail, wherein he called the Trump administration “dysfunctional … unpredictable … faction-riven … diplomatically clumsy and inept,” the odds on his survival as U.K. ambassador plummeted. When President Donald Trump’s tweeted retort called Darroch “wacky,” a “stupid …

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Do Trump's Hawks Speak for Trump?

Do Trump’s Hawks Speak for Trump?

As for war in our hemisphere, which Pence said was possible, that could come sooner than the graduating cadets expect, if Trump’s confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham has his way. For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama …

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Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

“The first Brexit, after all, was in 1776, when the 13 colonies of North America severed all ties to the British crown and set out alone on the path to independence. It did not turn out all that badly.” Hillary Clinton called them “the deplorables.” Barack Obama called them losers …

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Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

Has the Day of the Nationalists Come?

“If one could identify a cry common to populists, it might be: “We want our country back!” A week from today, Europeans may be able to gauge how high the tide of populism and nationalism has risen within their countries and on their continent. For all the returns will be …

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Are All the World's Problems Ours?

Are All the World’s Problems Ours?

After an exhausting two weeks, one is tempted to ask: How many quarrels, clashes and conflicts can even a superpower manage at one time? In 2003, George W. Bush took us to war to liberate Iraq from the despotism of Saddam Hussein and convert that nation into a beacon of …

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Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

Already Deep in the Politics of Hate

If this is the level of discourse from Beto and Bernie, 2020 looks to be one of the ugliest campaigns in American history. During an Iowa town hall last week, “Beto” O’Rourke, who had pledged to raise the level of national discourse, depicted President Donald Trump’s rhetoric as right out …

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Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

“Among neocon and GOP interventionists, there has also long been a vocal constituency for bringing Ukraine into NATO…” When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will …

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Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Who Spawned the Christchurch Killer?

Does the vision of America as a country where white racism is rampant and an unleashed white nationalism is a scourge that is running amok correspond with reality? Last Friday, in Christchurch, New Zealand, one of the more civilized places on earth, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, an Australian, turned on his …

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