Another Perspective
by | Jul 10, 2019

In 2015, the “conservative” Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, secreted over to Beijing and giddily made the United Kingdom a charter member of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The following year, Britain was a key member of…

by | Jul 9, 2019

Much has been made of the Left’s efforts to make American life more “inclusive.” Although some of their terminology is new, inclusivity has a deep history in the United States. Individual political enfranchisement, a primary goal of the nation’s Founding, aimed…

by | Jul 7, 2019

The Islamic State’s attempt to set up a Middle East caliphate has failed spectacularly. The group never had much of a chance, since it has targeted virtually every government in the region. But most of the Arab states were vulnerable…

by | Jul 6, 2019

Having celebrated the 243rd birthday of the American republic, we should take note of two historical instances when July 4 was a significant date in Middle East history. July 4, 1976: As Americans celebrated their bicentennial, a daylong cavalcade of patriotic…

by | Jul 6, 2019

I was a politics junkie. Always watching cable news, clicking on political websites, listening to talk radio. The operative word here is “was.” It all got to me, in its maddening, frustrating ubiquity. I got tired of the constant stimulation,…

by | Jul 5, 2019

Go to the right Washington, D.C., neighborhood and a front yard is not just a front yard. It’s an opportunity to display your moral superiority and allegiance to social justice. “We Believe No Human is Illegal.” “Black Lives Matter.” “No…

by | Jul 5, 2019

President Donald Trump likes to keep score. Well, here’s a score for him: America, zero, while the rest of the world keeps tallying up free trade points. That’s right: while American consumers have been waiting for well over a year…

by | Jul 4, 2019

Presidents Trump and Xi’s decision to resume trade talks at the G20 Summit is a step in the right direction. But the “hold” on List 4 tariffs is temporary, as far as we know, and it keeps businesses guessing in…

by | Jul 2, 2019

Concert tickets are expensive. It’s risky to rely on music reviews to choose which performances to attend. Critics are fallible. They don’t always recognize true art. In contrast, the United States Supreme Court has long regarded itself as infallible, because…

by | Jul 1, 2019

President Trump is pursuing a Jeffersonian strategy in his use of economic reprisals. Few would readily link the cerebral Jefferson with the visceral Trump, but their shared use of economic leverage to achieve foreign policy ends is a particularly relevant…

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