by | Jun 30, 2019

I don’t give a damn where you were 60 years ago on civil rights. I don’t care if your great grandpappy owned slaves or you grew up in rural Louisiana and used the “N” word as often as a contemporary…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Do most fair-minded Americans really care what is in Donald Trump’s tax returns? Will that information help people stay healthier, get more educated, plan recreation times more cleverly, get children (honestly) into college? If Mitt Romney’s tax returns did not help…

by | Jan 23, 2019

It’s simple. When we engage economically with other nations we export freedom. Brazil’s turn away from engagement with China towards the United States is a great current example of that. We’re going to see the same thing happen, incredibly, in…

by | Oct 11, 2018

As President Donald Trump approaches the mid-point of his (first?) term, he needs to take control of his foreign policy. He defeated Hillary Clinton by running against her warmongering. But his administration’s policies, in substance rather than rhetoric, are largely…

by | Jun 23, 2017

Up until Donald Trump’s election it looked like the trade wars were largely over. Policymakers in both parties seemed to have accepted full integration of the United States into the global economy was both a good and a goal. Trump…

by | May 5, 2017

President Trump asserts with patriotic fervor that his administration stands for America First, a commendable but somewhat ambiguous concept. What gives it meaning is the idea that Americans “buy American.” Presumably when facing consumer choices, Americans should look for a…

by | May 5, 2017

Rex Tillerson confronted the Trump administration’s greatest obstacle to its foreign policy this week. The faceoff took place not in Damascus or Pyongyang but Foggy Bottom. “Now, I think it’s important to also remember that guiding all of our foreign…

by | Apr 10, 2017

The situation right after the Tomahawks destroyed the Syrian air force on the ground appears to be that the Soviets, excuse me, the Russians, made a perfunctory naval maneuver in the eastern Mediterranean to demonstrate they are not wimps and…

by | Apr 9, 2017

Washington When Donald Trump was a private individual in 2013, he used Twitter to tell President Barack Obama to refrain from attacking Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who had used chemical weapons to poison his own people. “No upside and tremendous…

by | Mar 21, 2017

Now as throughout the campaign, we hear liberals and neoconservatives rail against the nationalism espoused by Donald Trump that also resonates among tens of millions of regular Americans. Elitists and media messengers likewise express horror when Mr. Trump announces that…

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