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State Of The Union Speech Emphasizes Economic Successes, Misses The Mark On Foreign Policy

President Obama did his best tonight to make Americans forget what happened just a few months ago at the November midterm election.
He sounded like the man at the head of the party that just won control of the House… Continue reading

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America Needs A Venezuela Policy

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In 2014, troubling trends in Europe and the Middle East held much of America’s attention. And 2015 is shaping up to be similar.
I have written extensively and frequently on how America can better defend its interests and allies in… Continue reading

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Previewing The State Of The Union

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President Obama has faced some incredibly difficult situations in his presidency. But he has faced perhaps none more dire than the danger we are confronting in the rise of a new, stronger radical Islam.
To this end, it is my… Continue reading

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China Makes Its Move In Latin America

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For the last five years, President Obama has been talking about an American “pivot” to Asia. It is now common knowledge that the Asia pivot has been a resounding failure – emboldening those powers it sought to keep in check… Continue reading

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President Starts New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading

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President Obama Starts The New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

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Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading

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After Two NYPD Officers Are Assassinated, Reconciliation And Bipartisanship Is The Only Solution To Divisiveness

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There’s plenty of blame to go around here.
Mayor de Blasio’s initial comments that were perceived, and rightly so, to be sympathetic to protestors certainly precipitated the disproportionate reaction from the police when they turned their backs on the mayor… Continue reading

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Ukraine Moves Towards Aligned Status And Maybe Even NATO Membership

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Change may be afoot in Ukraine.
A vote of 303 to eight in the Ukrainian parliament today showed overwhelming support for the country to renounce their non-aligned status, a position they’ve held since 2010 when Viktor Yanukovych was president. The… Continue reading