Brandon J. Weichert

Brandon J. Weichert is a geopolitical analyst who manages The Weichert Report: World News Done Right and is a contributor at The American Spectator, as well as a contributing editor at American Greatness. His writings on national security and Congress have appeared in Real Clear Politics, Space News, and HotAir.com. He has been featured on CBS News.com, the BBC, and the Christian Science Monitor. Brandon is a former Congressional staffer who holds an M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs from the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C. and is currently working on his doctorate in international relations.

Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy Is a Loser

 

Jonathan Swift wrote in 1710 that “Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.” This has never been truer than the arguments surrounding President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration policy. Yet, as in all things, context is king. And, as with most public controversies, the media merely adds to the confusion rather than clarifies it. You may […]

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Those Who Want Respect Give Respect

 

In the epic HBO mafia series, The Sopranos,Tony Soprano is famous for having advised Richie Aprile, a fellow gangster, that, “Those who want respect, give respect.” It’s such a simple bromide that it almost seems laughable that we have to say such a thing today. That it came from the mouth of the thoroughly repugnant Tony […]

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Repeal the Leahy Law

 

During the 2016 presidential election, many “experts” in Washington, D.C. wrongly believed that President Trump was an isolationist (simply because he wasn’t some rabid interventionist). In fact, whether Trump realized it or not, he was a realist at heart. According to Jonathan Haslam, realism is a “spectrum of ideas” that fundamentally recognizes the nation-state as being the driver […]

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Maybe America Should Ban Guns

 

Another week, another school shooting. This time the carnage was at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Next month, it might be in your local school. Whatever your opinion on guns is, we must all understand that the increase in school shootings is not normal for a modern democracy such as ours. For nearly 20 years, […]

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Trump Zig-Zags on Trade Talks With China

 

President Donald Trump has spent his entire adult life railing against the excesses — and damage — that untrammeled “Free Trade” has done to the United States and the majority of Americans. In many ways, his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election (it was only a surprise to the very same free trade cultists he railed […]

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The Left Hates You

 

Man is a temporary being. Constrained by physical limitations — as well as temporal ones — human beings used to strive for ways to overcome those limitations. Or, rather, the tale of Mankind is one in which we must first acknowledge our own limits and then figure out ways to impart the best bits of […]

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Is Trump Deceiving the Media About a Russian Deal?

 

Sun Tzu said that “all warfare is based on deception.” War is, therefore, about the management of perceptions. Given this, what if the recent American airstrike in Syria, and the Russian cyber attacks earlier this week, were a way for both countries to manage public perceptions, while Presidents Trump and Putin prepare to make a […]

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President Trump Is Right to Strike Again at Assad

 

The recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has complicated President Trump’s desire to draw down American forces fighting there. At the same time the president wishes to reduce our presence in Syria, he understands that he cannot allow Assad’s provocation to go unanswered. Yet, the solution, as I’ve argued elsewhere, is simple: Trump can still draw […]

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Trump and the Degenerate GOP Spenders

 

President Donald J. Trump is unhappy. Why? Because he signed a wildly unpopular (outside of Washington, D.C. at least) omnibus spending bill. Chants of “never again” emanated from the president’s mouth as he described the $1.3 trillion spending bill as “ridiculous” (as though he had no choice but to sign the dreadful legislation). Pathetically, the […]

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The ‘Conservative’ Chorus of Consternation

 

Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio, Bob Corker, and Lindsey Graham — along with Representative Trey Gowdy — joined the chorus of consternation from so-called congressional conservatives, decrying President Donald Trump’s recent tweets aimed at Robert Mueller and his absurd investigation into purported collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. With […]

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