Trump’s Anti-Terror Speech Couldn’t Have Come at a Better Time

President Donald Trump sent two concordant messages to the Middle East this week. First, for only the second time in the history of the Syrian civil war, Trump ordered American warplanes to intentionally attack Iranian proxies working to foment continued unrest. Second, Trump gave a well-received speech in Saudi Arabia, using support for Muslim governments…
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On Voters’ Top Issues the US is Heading Backwards

Republican or Democrat, young or old it makes no difference – the most important issues in the upcoming election are the economy and terrorism. Sadly, there is real reason to be concerned. Simply put, ISIS is growing and the economy is not. And that creates a huge problem for a candidate like Hillary Clinton who…
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The Top Six Political Storylines of 2015

By any measure, 2015 was an incredible year filled with storylines whose effects will likely reverberate for the foreseeable future. To be clear, it wasn’t a good year. Many of the top themes focus on death and violence and turmoil. But, in many ways, it was a hopeful year marked by economic improvement,  a growing…
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The White House Thinks They Had a Good Year. They’re Mistaken

After resigning as secretary of defense in 2013, Leon Panetta delivered one of the most incisive critiques of President Obama’s leadership. Obama does not suffer from “a failing of ideas or of intellect,” Panetta argued. “He does, however, sometimes lack fire. Too often, in my view, the president relies on the logic of a law…
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Republicans Display Foreign Policy Fluency in Latest Debate

Russia is attempting to refashion international borders on a whim. China is literally building islands in the South China Sea in order to create territorial claims on crucial shipping lanes. Libya is in an utter state of disarray. The Islamic State has seized control of large parts of Iraq and Syria, and its adherents are…
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