by | Dec 14, 2018

The other day President Trump called Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock.” That was payback for an interview in which his former Secretary of State called Trump undisciplined and a poor study. Trump had selected Tillerson for the job based…

by | Dec 11, 2018

With Nick Ayers’ withdrawal as prospective chief of staff to the president, the way opens for a candidate who will swear on his mother’s grave to do just one thing: namely, on the first day of the job, seize Donald…

by | Jul 15, 2018

Washington In May 2016, when candidate Donald Trump released a short list from which he pledged to choose a U.S. Supreme Court nominee, he probably clinched his victory in November. In one gesture, the former Democrat running in the GOP…

by | Mar 14, 2018

When a cabinet secretary supports, or at least does not publicly dissent, from presidential policies, that’s commonly known as a “dog-bites man” story, not exactly newsworthy. The case of secretary of state-designate Mike Pompeo is different. He has a significant…

by | Mar 12, 2018

On Thursday, when President Trump accepted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s invitation to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the South Koreans and the Japanese all claimed to be surprised. Neither we nor…

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 | Oct 27, 2017

The agenda of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in New Delhi this week has been succinctly framed: addressing the ascent of China, seeking more Indian influence in Afghanistan, and stressing the need for Pakistan to clean out the terrorist camps…

by | Oct 11, 2017

The name Tillerson is a comforting one to policy makers, suggesting the son of tillers who have learned the soil can only be tilled with toil. But Secretary Tillerson’s unfortunate response to the Kurdish referendum was deficient in both style…

by | Sep 20, 2017

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and his predecessor Mike Flynn do not see eye to eye on Islamism. McMaster, from the now outdated CENTCOM playbook, is having none of the talk about Islamism. He continues to espouse the discredited Palestinian…

by | Aug 1, 2017

The cynicism of the anti-Trump media is comic. CNN head Jeff Zucker is perhaps the worst offender, ordering his propagandists/entertainers to attack Trump throughout the day, no matter how minor or imaginary his offense. The pettiness of it all is…

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