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by | Feb 25, 2019

It’s well-nigh impossible to feel sorry for the person who desperately wanted to ascend to the office Winston Churchill held during World War Two at the moment when the principal job of the United Kingdom’s prime minister would be to…

by | Feb 18, 2019

Venezuela’s socialist nightmare isn’t going to end soon because its socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro, still controls the nation’s military. His personal security detail consists of about four hundred Russian mercenaries and an unknown number of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps troops….

by | Feb 11, 2019

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. Since the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power, the Iranian regime has worked diligently to spread its malignancy around the world. Its influence has spread throughout the Middle East, South…

by | Feb 4, 2019

President Trump’s continuing feud with the intelligence community has gone on too long. It must, somehow, be repaired because the making of defense and foreign policy relies on the best, most credible and accurate intelligence we can gather. In the…

by | Dec 26, 2017

There is never enough time or space to mock the United Nations adequately. Almost since the moment it was created the UN’s principal purpose has been to provide a forum for the dictators, despots, rogues, and terrorists to bash the…

by | Dec 18, 2017

By the spring of 1968, President Lyndon Johnson was desperate to end the Vietnam War. His desperation was displayed for all the world in the peace talks that began that year. The Paris peace talks to end the war began…

by | Dec 11, 2017

By any sensible political calculation, British Prime Minister Theresa May should have been tossed out of office months ago but two important facts keep her there. First, Mrs. May is the Conservative Party’s sacrificial lamb on the altar of Brexit,…

by | Dec 4, 2017

The competition between nations, religions, and cultures results in what we call history. History’s course is often changed by nations and non-state actors who run out of options. The North Koreans’ latest missile launch and the effect on the Palestinians…

by | Apr 10, 2017

President Trump’s cruise missile strike on Syria last Thursday night is being thoroughly misread at home and abroad. That’s entirely understandable, because the president apparently has no coherent strategy or policy that he’s trying to implement. There was no attack…

by | Apr 3, 2017

Brussels, Belgium, hasn’t been a stage for leonine courage since King Albert I  decided to fight rather than surrender to the German onslaught of August 1914. When the United Kingdom served divorce papers on the EU last Wednesday, the reactions…

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