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With The Annexation Of Crimea, Putin Is Testing Us Again — Will The US Rise To The Challenge?

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The United States and the European Union is facing one of their greatest foreign policy challenges in decades.
By passing the referendum yesterday and calling for the annexation of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, the voters of Crimea have sent… Continue reading

Looking Ahead To 2016: Enough About The Candidates, What About The Message?

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Douglas E. Schoen and Jessica Tarlov
If today’s paper was any guide, you’d think that the 2016 presidential election was just around the corner and not years down the road.
Former Obama advisor David Axelrod took to Twitter to remind… Continue reading

Why David Jolly’s Florida win should be a warning to Democrats in 2014 and beyond

Tuesday was a dark day for the Democrats.
In the midst of crumbling foreign policy endeavors in Ukraine, Syria and Iran and an ever-growing backlash over President Obama’s unpopular health care policy, the Democrats lost Florida’s 13th Congressional district in… Continue reading

Could the next stop for Putin be Kiev?

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The last few days have rocked Ukraine. What started as peaceful protests in November against a corrupt Ukrainian government has evolved in the span of 72 hours into a full-blown Russian military occupation in Crimea.
To be sure, Putin moved… Continue reading

Prepare For A Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

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It has become clear that Russian President Putin took President Obama’s words at his press conference yesterday for exactly what they were: rhetoric.
This morning, Putin requested – and received – authorization from the Russian Senate to use military force… Continue reading

John Kerry Admits Defeat On Syria, But What’s Next? The Case For Coercive Diplomacy

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The notion that we’re failing in Syria is just about the only thing both parties can agree on these days.
In a recent interview for her MSNBC show, Andrea Mitchell went after a US State Department official on our flawed… Continue reading

In State Of The Union, Obama Fails To Rise To The Challenge Of The Moment

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President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

President Obama took the stage tonight for his annual State of the Union address on shaky… Continue reading

Obama falls short in State of Union address, misses valuable opportunity

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was the same old Obama, delivering the same old message.
It was a rousing speech for those who agree with the president’s agenda, but offered little to those who did not vote for… Continue reading