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Obama Is Surrendering The Middle East To Terrorists

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In his commencement address at West Point last week, President Obama got one thing right: “For the foreseeable future, the most direct threat to America at home and abroad remains terrorism.”
I agree.
While I have said and written many… Continue reading

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

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

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

Barely A Deal, Certainly Not A Solution

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“Berrinche.” That’s the word many Mexicans now use to describe Washington. What does it mean? Tantrums.
The Mexicans, and indeed our critics across the globe, couldn’t be more on the money. Our legislators have become nothing more than petulant children,… Continue reading

Government Shutdown Courtesy Of The Republicans

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It wasn’t supposed to go this way. The Republicans’ latest maneuver appears to be a complete failure – we are headed for a government shutdown, and fast.
It appears that the Republicans, and certainly Senator Ted Cruz, have become the… Continue reading

Why Larry Summers’ Withdrawal Is So Important

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President Obama failed quietly over the weekend, and it’s important to understand why.
His failure had both everything, and nothing, to do with Syria. The withdrawal of Larry Summers as a prospective candidate to head the Fed is indicative of… Continue reading