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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A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

A Fatal Failing of Establishment Elites

Biden’s gaffe and Burchard’s slur have this in common: Both manifest a measure of condescension toward a large bloc of voters. Hillary Clinton did something similar in 2016… In his half-century in national politics, Joe Biden has committed more than his fair share of gaffes. Wednesday, he confused Pearl Harbor …

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Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead?

Is Macron Right? Is NATO, 70, Brain Dead?

Among the reasons Trump is president is that he raised provocative questions about NATO and Russia left unaddressed for three decades, as U.S. policy has been on cruise control since the Cold War. A week from now, the 29 member states of “the most successful alliance in history” will meet …

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Let the People Decide Trump's Fate

Let the People Decide Trump’s Fate

How is it bribery for a president, responsible for seeing that the laws are faithfully executed, to insist that a regime dependent on U.S. aid investigate a conflict of interest and potential corruption when the enriched beneficiary is the son of the vice president of the USA? Was there linkage …

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When Did Ukraine Become a 'Critical Ally'?

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

Despite constant pressure from Sen. John McCain and our neocons to bring Ukraine into NATO, wiser heads on both sides of the Atlantic rejected the idea. On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times …

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Is Bernie Stealing Trump's 'No More Wars' Issue?

Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ Issue?

The center of gravity of U.S. politics is shifting toward the Trump position of 2016. “The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars… I agree with that,” Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday’s town hall meeting in Bethlehem, …

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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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Has Russia Given Up on the West?

By the end of his second term, President Ronald Reagan, who had called the Soviet Union an “evil empire,” was strolling through Red Square with Russians slapping him on the back. Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive. And how have we husbanded the fruits of our Cold …

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