Category: Trump Presidency

Diplomacy in the Trump Era

Diplomacy in the Trump era is likely to be misunderstood and unsatisfying to the usual constituencies. It will be a diplomacy that emphasizes negotiations, unbounded by ideological conceptions of good and evil, but responsive to the requirements of U.S. national … Continue reading

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Kurdistan After the Independence Referendum: Trump Must Act

The bottom line is that, for both moral and practical reasons, the United States simply cannot allow Baghdad, Ankara, and Tehran to crush the Kurds. And even if the three partitioning countries succeed, they should recognize that Kurdish aspirations will … Continue reading

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Trump Pulls the Plug on Private Toll Roads, Centerpiece of Infrastructure Plan

Trump’s reversal on public-private partnerships (P3s) came suddenly to most folks, even inside the beltway, given that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao was still pushing tax incentives to attract private investment as the core of the Trump infrastructure plan as of … Continue reading

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The Washington Corruption that is the ‘Swamp’

Republicans say the decision to keep Obama’s guy, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and protect Lois Learner, the IRS official at the center of the scandal over targeting Tea Party groups, demonstrates the corruption that characterizes the nature of the swamp. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Pro-Growth National Tax Reform Program

President Trump’s tax reform program is in stark contrast to critics on the Left who still want a tax system that redistributes income to those who will be denied opportunity by an ideology that deplores capitalism, fears economic growth, and … Continue reading

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The Enemy Within: Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge, “Obama Holdovers-Islamic Terrorism-The Iran Deal”

The latest reports say that McMaster has a list of enemies who will be ousted from the NSC. And when that is done, the NSC will be a purely Obama-Bush operation. The consensus will be that the Iran Deal must … Continue reading

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Rival “Anti-Nationalists” March in Charlottesville

The street battle in Charlottesville pitted two enemies of American nationalism in a contest over which fringe group of dissidents – who all hate how the United States has reached its level of high civilization – will bring the country … Continue reading

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President Trump’s Visit to Poland: Cementing the U.S.-Poland Alliance and Endorsing the Three Seas Initiative

Not surprisingly, following President Trump’s visit to Warsaw, the Polish government declared that it is no longer concerned about the U.S. President’s perceived friendliness with Putin’s Russia. Although none of these facts are likely to affect Trump’s detractors and their … Continue reading

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Trump’s ‘Active Leadership’ Reverses Obama’s Cuba Policy

“To the Cuban government, I say: Put an end to the abuse of dissidents. Release the political prisoners. Stop jailing innocent people. Open yourselves to political and economic freedoms. Return the fugitives from American justice – including the cop-killer Joanne … Continue reading

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The Trump Effect in Germany: Where Strength and Skepticism Clash

For Robin Classen, the most important idea of Trump’s is “to end illegal immigration in the US and to deport illegal immigrants. If he will succeed with this idea, it will show the European nations that the immigration of the … Continue reading

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Trump Hosts Romania’s President, Klaus Iohannis

Iohannis’ White House visit was reassuring for those Eastern European NATO countries that feel threatened by Russia. For the Western European leaders, the message sent by President Trump was that they must meet the 2% of GDP annual payment for … Continue reading

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The Stalinist-style Assault Against White House Aide Sebastian Gorka

What is telling about the fake-news scandal and pearl-clutching about Sebastian Gorka and his Vitézi Rend medal is the timing. He has been teaching, lecturing, and commenting on Jihadism and other threats for a long time, but he was attacked … Continue reading

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Trump’s Foreign Policy ‘Flip-Flops’: More Fake News

Trump did not campaign as an isolationist and thus cannot be charged with “flip flopping” because he is not acting like an isolationist in office. Both the original charge and its new twist are examples of “fake news” concocted by … Continue reading

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Red-Green Alliance Funded by Billionaire Democrats

Don’t expect our media to look behind the curtain of the Peoples Climate March, since reporters share the ideology of climate change. We will probably be told that the march is comprised of moms and kids. Yet, the old Moscow-funded … Continue reading

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Resist What? The Left’s Resistance Calendar

At its core, the radicals embrace the defeat of America overseas and its ruination at home. Anyone who doubts this should just look back to the last time the Left manifested this much enthusiasm in the streets and in the … Continue reading

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