by | Sep 21, 2019

Remembrance: Lingering Hell and Remembered Heroism I learned two huge historical facts emerging from the horror of the Islamist terror atrocities of September 11, 2001: (1) the toll of premature deaths caused by the lingering toxins at Ground Zero is…

by | Aug 20, 2019

A major loss has occurred in the Trump administration, one that undermines the hard work to conceive and implement a literal “Trump Doctrine” in foreign policy, and it appears that President Trump is unaware of what fully happened or what’s…

by | May 13, 2019

President Trump is picking up threads of an important foreign policy initiative not seen since the Reagan-Thatcher years: the U.S. relationship with Central Europe. Today, Mr. Trump will welcome to the White House Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a visitor…

by | Apr 22, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Colombia to strike a Reaganesque pose when he called on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to open a bridge to allow entry of humanitarian aid. The effort fell flat. The bridge didn’t offer much…

by | Mar 27, 2019

On Purim Day last week, President Trump tweeted that the time long was overdue for the world to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. As this President has done in so many other ways, he leads not from behind…

by | Feb 24, 2019

Washington In 2014, Hoda Muthana, then 20 years old, left Alabama to become an ISIS bride in Syria. When she left the United States, she posted her passport on her Twitter account and implied she was about to burn it….

by | May 13, 2018

Washington President Donald Trump has the White House running on fast forward. He is pushing the once crusty and creaky foreign policy apparatus to move at the speed of Twitter. Is Trump’s at-a-blur pace for better or worse? Consider Trump’s…

by | Apr 29, 2018

Washington When he ran for president, candidate Donald Trump promised to hire “the best people” and said he would look at potential cabinet members’ “track record, great confidence, love of what they’re doing, how they get along with people, references.”…

by | Apr 17, 2018

The question from Sen. Cory Booker was blunt: “Do you believe that gay sex is a perversion? Yes or no?” Sitting in the witness chair at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing was CIA Director Mike Pompeo, nominated by President…

by | Apr 15, 2018

Washington Kathryn Dunn Tenpas has been keeping track of White House staff turnover since the late 1990s, but until President Donald Trump took the oath of office, the Brookings Institution senior fellow told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “no one’s ever…

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