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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Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

Biden: No New Cold Wars or Democracy Crusades

Biden’s remarks also reveal the dichotomy that exists between what is on the minds of his countrymen, and what is on the minds of so many among our foreign policy elites. “What is America’s mission?” is a question that has been debated since George Washington’s Farewell Address in 1797. At …

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Ideological Imperialism Is Leading to a Bad End

Ideological Imperialism Is Leading to a Bad End

Yet, when it comes to interfering in the affairs of other nations, how sinless, how blameless, are we Americans? When it was learned in 2016 that Russia may have hacked the emails of John Podesta and the DNC, and passed the fruits on to WikiLeaks to aid candidate Donald Trump, …

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Are 'Never Trumpers' the Future of the GOP?

Are ‘Never Trumpers’ the Future of the GOP?

If the past is any guide, not only are the reports of the death of Trumpism premature, the probability is that Trumpism has put down roots in our national politics that are not soon, if ever, going to be pulled up. Denouncing the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill as a …

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What Biden's First 100 Days Might Look Like

What Biden’s First 100 Days Might Look Like

But the truly formidable challenge for a President Biden will be China, which is not the China of 2016 that Vice President Biden recalls. The Biden-Harris administration will confront “a pandemic, an economic crisis, calls for racial justice and climate change. The team being assembled will meet these challenges on …

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Ignoring the War Risks of Red Lines

Ignoring the War Risks of Red Lines

When America did nothing after Obama’s red line was crossed, U.S. credibility suffered. In early August 1990, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait and declared it to be his nation’s lost 19th province. Said George H. W. Bush, “This will not stand!” Translation: Get out of Kuwait, Saddam, …

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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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What Trump Will Leave in Biden's Inbox

What Trump Will Leave in Biden’s Inbox

Then, there are the human rights backsliders that are U.S. partners and allies — Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia. How does Biden deal with the party’s progressives who demand he sanction such partner-nations — without risking the loss of these countries’ cooperation on our policy agenda? Dismissing President Donald Trump’s claim …

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