Robert Zapesochny

Robert Zapesochny is a researcher who specializes in the end of the Cold War and the future of Eastern Europe.

I’m With Her: Tomi Lahren vs. Glenn Beck

 

Earlier this week Tomi Lahren was suspended from the Blaze by her boss Glenn Beck. Tomi Lahren was suspended after she said, “I’m someone that is for limited government, so I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and say I’m for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do […]

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Securing the World’s Commercial Sea Lanes

 

One main reason America is a superpower is that our Navy is still the strongest in the world. Since a majority of the world’s commerce passes through our oceans, whoever has the world’s strongest navy can protect — adversely impact — the global economy. The Chinese and Russian navies today represent the greatest threat to […]

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Time to Take Down Stalin’s Pulitzer Prize!

 

A few days ago, the New York Times reached a new low in its coverage of the Trump administration. In its pages, the hate comes first and the facts can be damned. It actually ran an article comparing Trump to Stalin. When Trump described the media as the “enemy of the people,” the paper reminded […]

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Happy Birthday to Our Greatest President

 

In the Revolutionary War as well as the formative years of our nation’s independence, no one played a bigger role than George Washington. The late historian James Flexner called him “the indispensable.” Without his leadership, it is hard to imagine the fledgling nation surviving intact. At Washington’s funeral, Rep. Henry Lee famously eulogized him as, […]

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The Global Water Crisis

 

I just finished a wonderful recent book by Seth Siegel on the global water crisis. The book, Let There Be Water, should be a wake-up call for world leaders to take the water crisis more seriously. Let me summarize some of its most important findings. In recent years, 600 million people have begun experiencing water […]

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Elliott Abrams Almost Pulled Off a Larry David

 

Before Larry David became famous from his work on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, he was a writer for a year on Saturday Night Live. He only managed to get one sketch on the show the whole season. After six weeks of being treated poorly, Larry confronted the producer five minutes before the show was […]

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The Great Shift in Defense Spending

 

The Trump administration and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in particular will be judged by what I refer to as the “Great Shift” in defense spending. Much of our military equipment is still more from the Cold War than the post-Cold War era, and much of it is going to have to be replaced in […]

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How Trump Won Michigan: A Case Study

 

Four states in the 2016 election were decided by less than 1 percent of the vote. In percentage terms, Michigan was the closest (0.22% percent), followed by New Hampshire (0.37%), Pennsylvania (0.72%), and Wisconsin (0.76%). Donald Trump won Michigan by only 10,704 votes. Fortunately, he had one volunteer that made 32,133 phone calls. In early […]

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A Tale of Two Cities: New York and Chicago

 

Earlier this month, New York and Chicago released their crime statistics. It is alarming that, in 2016, Chicago (762) had twice as many murders as New York (334). In 2016, there were 3,550 shooting incidents in Chicago. This was over 1,100 more shootings than in 2015. In contrast, New York had a total of 998 […]

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Cutting the Waste in the Defense Budget

 

Republicans will have far more credibility on budget issues, if they can convince voters that they are just committed to cutting waste, fraud, and abuse in the defense budget as they are in other areas of the budget. Frankly, there is no other choice. Defense spending peaked in 2011 at just over $705 billion. By FY 2015, […]

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