Hillary Clinton’s Unapologetic Indifference to the Truth

Hillary Clinton knows how bad the State Department Inspector General report is for her candidacy. The problem with the “rogue server” narrative has long been that it is mostly inside baseball, with myriad details and plot lines that are hard to follow unless you are a hardcore political watcher. Clinton has seized on the complex…
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Putin Continues to Play the Obama White House for Fools in Syria

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev of the Soviet Union sat down to hammer out the foreign policy differences between the two superpowers, which were locked into the Cold War. Kennedy’s aides warned the president that the meeting was a bad idea and that Khrushchev would immediately seize on any mistake…
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Counting Down the Democrats Who Had the Worst Year in Washington

Democrats had a rough year. They suffered a historically-large drubbing at the polls, their favorability percentage is now underwater for the first time in more than three decades, the number of people who identify themselves as Democrats has fallen 6 percent, and their big government agenda looks increasingly out of touch with the next generation…
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Obama: A Better General Than His Generals?

“I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.” – A quote attributed to President Obama by Patrick Gaspard, Obama’s first political…
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Obama’s Bumbling Foreign Policy Diminishes America’s Global Position

The disastrous state of American foreign policy is one of the least talked about legacies of the Obama Administration. But that doesn’t mean that Americans aren’t paying attention. Indeed, a new Gallup poll finds that for the first time in his presidency, a majority of Americans believe that President Obama is not respected by world…
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Off-Hand Remarks As Definitive Foreign Policy? Only in the Obama Administration

If there was one thing the White House should have learned from its disastrous initial response to the civil war raging in Syria it’s that words are important. One ad-libbed “red line” comment and suddenly you’ve thrust the nation into a foreign policy predicament – if we don’t back you up the U.S. looks weak,…
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President Obama Clearly Overmatched by Events in Syria

The Syria conflict is impossibly complicated. It has elements of sectarian violence, in which the ruling Alawite minority, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, is at war against the country’s Sunni Muslim majority. It’s also a larger proxy war with players like Saudi Arabia, which would like to establish a Sunni-friendly regime to improve their bid…
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