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President Obama Defends His Foreign Policy In West Point Speech — But Where Do We Go From Here?

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In his commencement address at West Point this morning, President Obama offered a defense of his administration’s foreign policy over the past six years and his vision for the future of American foreign policy.
The speech comes on the heels… Continue reading

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Ukrainians Go To The Polls Tomorrow

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As Ukrainians go to the polls to elect their president tomorrow the result is not in much doubt: chocolatier and oligarch Petro Poroshenko will almost certainly be the next president of Ukraine.
But what is in much graver doubt is… Continue reading

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Putin Is Sponsoring Sectarian Violence In Ukraine

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Over the past few months much of the discussion about the crisis in Ukraine has concerned the implications of Vladimir Putin’s desire to turn Russia into a great power capable of challenging the United States and its NATO allies.
To… Continue reading

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As ObamaCare Continues To Struggle, Medicare Part D Keeps Shining

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Yesterday, President Obama’s pick to be the next health secretary, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, faced questions over the troubled healthcare law. Burwell pledged to recoup any federal taxpayer dollars that were misused on failed health sign-up websites in states including Maryland… Continue reading

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Putin Is Undermining Ukraine’s Democracy — And Obama Is Letting Him

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Vladimir Putin’s disdain for democracy is no secret.
He has quashed dissent at home, and the passage on Tuesday of a new “Blogger Law” is only the latest move by the Kremlin to control media and police the internet. As… Continue reading

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Lacking Leadership On Ukraine — And Everywhere Else

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As of late, there have been a series of scathing criticisms of current US foreign policy, especially concerning our inaction in Ukraine.
The Economist asked, “What would America fight for?” Unsurprisingly, the answer was far from clear. As the editorial… Continue reading