In Hong Kong, It's US vs. China Now

In Hong Kong, It’s US vs. China Now

Xi Jinping is no Mikhail Gorbachev. He is not going to let his people go. He is not going to risk a revolution to overturn the Maoist Revolution he has served his entire life. At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had …

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When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

When, If Ever, Can We Lay This Burden Down?

Is it too soon to ask: What have we gained from our longest war? Was all the blood and treasure invested worth it? And what does the future hold? Friday, President Donald Trump met in New Jersey with his national security advisers and envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who is negotiating with …

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Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

Memo to Trump: Trade Bolton for Tulsi

“If she makes it into the second round, Gabbard could become the catalyst for the kind of globalist vs. nationalist debate that broke out between Trump and Bush Republicans in 2016, a debate that contributed to Trump’s victory…” “For too long our leaders have failed us, taking us into one …

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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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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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Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Is Bolton Steering Trump Into War with Iran?

Did President Donald Trump approve of this? …If it is not Trump pushing for confrontation and war with Iran, who is? Last week, it was Venezuela in America’s gun sights. “While a peaceful solution is desirable, military action is possible,” thundered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “If that’s what is …

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001-Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

This week, when Guaido called out the crowds again to bring the strongman down, the White House went all in. “Who would be free themselves must strike the blow… “By their right arms the conquest must be wrought.” So wrote Lord Byron of Greece’s war of independence against the Turks, …

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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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