by | Jun 17, 2018

Singapore Because it started so differently — with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inviting President Donald Trump to a face-to-face meeting, which the mercurial Trump promptly accepted — Tuesday’s summit in Singapore held out the promise of delivering something…

by | Jun 14, 2018

Well, so much for protocol, and diplomatic rules, and the “consensus” of the American foreign policy establishment. All of the wisdom of what is called “the Blob” was exposed as nonsense the other day in Singapore, and all of that nonsense…

by | Jun 14, 2018

In the epic HBO mafia series, The Sopranos,Tony Soprano is famous for having advised Richie Aprile, a fellow gangster, that, “Those who want respect, give respect.” It’s such a simple bromide that it almost seems laughable that we have to say…

by | Jun 12, 2018

The media rebuked Ronald Reagan for calling the Soviet Union an evil empire. These days the media is demanding that Donald Trump isolate North Korea as one. Suddenly the peaceniks of the press corps deplore dialogue and demand to know…

by | Jun 11, 2018

The periodic revelations of scandalous behavior, usually to the detriment of our national security, provide needed remedial courses in the legacy of Barack Obama. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations’ report last week, showing how Team Obama lied to Congress…

by | Jun 11, 2018

North Korea has long been not merely a communist state but a Stalinist state. For 70 years, it has been a political-ideological horror show, a nation of persecuted people captive to a totalitarian monarchy. Each of the three Kims who…

by | Jun 10, 2018

Washington On the first day of June, President Donald Trump invited Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s second-most powerful official, into the Oval Office where they talked at length and posed for photos. Afterward, Trump shook Kim’s hand before reporters. If…

by | Jun 4, 2018

One week from tomorrow, President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet in Singapore to discuss whether and how North Korea will be disarmed of nuclear weapons. The operative term is “scheduled,” because even at…

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