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Ted Galen Carpenter

Critics of President Trump’s foreign policy, both Democrats and establishment Republicans, find much to loathe about his views and actions. Some of the criticisms are substantive and reasonable, if debatable. Others, though, are little more than unhinged, ad hominem attacks….

James Piereson / A Negative on Syria The Obama administration is teed up to launch an attack on Syria in retaliation for the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons in the civil war in that country. This will likely lead…

White smoke billowed from the Vatican today as the Catholic Church elected its 266th pope: Pope Francis, formerly Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Francis is the first South American pope, the first non-European in 1,300 years, and a Jesuit. But a reformer?…

Sequestration is a “Frankenstein’s monster,” a “doomsday machine!” So warned one Christopher Matthews last week as he contemplated the impending fall of the budgetary meat cleaver. The Christian faithful are warned that no one knows the day—or hour—of the end,…

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