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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

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

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

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

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

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The latest battle between Republicans and Democrats over the spending bill was anticlimactic in comparison to the past.
For starters, the drama really only lasted a week – a far shorter period of time than we’ve seen legislators go at… Continue reading

Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

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Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading

An Opportunity For More Clarity On Healthcare — And Better Policy

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The Democrats were ready for defeat last Tuesday, no matter what their fundraising emails said. But they weren’t prepared for the wipeout they suffered not only in the Senate, but also on the state level.
Republicans took three statehouses on… Continue reading

Republican Victory Is A Rejection Of President Obama

President Obama’s net negative rating across key battleground states was a staggering 30 points.
With numbers like that, it’s not at all surprising that the Republicans took control of the Senate tonight, especially considering the polling going into today’s contest.… Continue reading