Why Putin's Pipeline Is Welcome in Germany

Why Putin’s Pipeline Is Welcome in Germany

What is behind American opposition to Russian natural gas going to Germany, and from there to NATO Europe? During a joint interview with Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian secretary-general of NATO, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fresh from his bout with the Chinese in Anchorage, took on Angela Merkel and the …

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If Duterte Wants Us Out, Let's Go

If Duterte Wants Us Out, Let’s Go

Time for Manila to take charge of its own defense. Indeed, what is the argument for a treaty that virtually dictates U.S. involvement in any future war in 7,600 islands 8,000 miles from the United States? Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has just given us notice he will be terminating the …

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Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

Tuesday, Trump takes his nationally televised victory lap in the U.S. Capitol with his State of the Union address, as triumphant Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a humiliated Speaker Nancy Pelosi sit silently side-by-side behind him. It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a …

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Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End?

Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End?

If the secessionism epidemic is to someday expire, then its causes will have to be addressed. And what are they? Fresh from his triumphal “Get Brexit Done!” campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson anticipates a swift secession from the European Union. But if Britain secedes from the EU, warns Scotland’s first …

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Where Are the 'High Crimes'?

Where Are the ‘High Crimes’?

Should Biden be nominated and elected, a special prosecutor would have to be appointed to investigate this smelly deal, as well as the $1 billion Hunter got for his equity fund from the Chinese after his father visited the Middle Kingdom. “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” These …

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Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Are Democrats Ceding the Center to Trump?

Other problems have now arisen for the Democrats because of the issues that have come to the fore: race, radicalism and the border. None looks like a winning Democratic issue in November 2020. Since the Democratic debates in June, the tide seems to have receded for the party and its …

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Trump Calls Off Cold War II

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.” He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.” It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a …

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Bibi Backs Trump -- on Putin

Bibi Backs Trump — on Putin

Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praises him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed. John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug …

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