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Marine Le Pen v. Emmanuel Macron

 

The France Presidential election has already alarmed the Powers That Be™. These would be the soft, effete, comfortable, insular, hiding elites ignoring the challenges all around them because they’re scared. France has two choices: Marine Le Pen, a middle-aged woman willing to name the problem of Islamic terrorism. She has dubious solutions to homegrown terrorism […]

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Four Reasons Trump Should Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

 

As Earth Day nears, there is a game of tug-of-war going on in the White House. One side is advising President Donald Trump to forgo his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA). They’d instead like to see Trump cut a better deal to remain in the agreement. The other side is […]

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How the U.S. Can End the Syrian Civil War

 

Bashar al-Assad would not be in power today, without the combined help of the Russian Air Force, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and Hezbollah. Even with Russia and Iran, President Assad has only been able to secure control of 34 percent of the country’s territory and 65 percent of the population. To make things worse, much […]

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Russia Then & Now: A Tale of Two Visits

 

In 1985 I spent 13 days in Russia — then officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.), but which I will call Russia for reader convenience. I traveled with 100 others, under the august auspices of the Smithsonian Institution. After 32 years and countless tectonic intervening events, I recently returned to what — no […]

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Admit It: Donald Trump Is Exceeding Your Expectations

 

If one believes the feverish Evan McMullin’s Twitter feed as God’s own truth, Donald Trump is Vlad Putin’s foot soldier and an evil, evil, EVIL man about to ruin the world, the country, and rend the fabric of nature itself. That may yet happen. In the meantime, there are whispers in polite society that President Donald J. […]

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MOAB Strike in Afghanistan

 

Surprise! The whole world is seeing a new kind of America. Some folks will be happy. Some, and certainly those on the receiving end of 21,000 pounds of bomb, will not. M.O.A.B.’s or Massive Ordinance Air Blast aka Mother of All Bombs is the biggest non-nuclear bomb in the United States arsenal. It was dropped […]

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Trump Bombs Syria: Talking Heads Shocked and Awed

 

President Trump okayed sending 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria and destroyed a Syrian airfield tonight in response to Bashar Al Assad’s use of Sarin gas against his own people. Reaction to the strike is decidedly mixed. Trump foes are flummoxed. Trump loyalists are angry. Leftists are saying two things: that they support the action but would feel […]

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NEW: Systemic Surveillance Abuse by Obama Administration Re: Iran Deal?

 

Did the Obama administration misuse and abuse NSA intercepts to blackmail members of the Senate and House into supporting the Iran deal? Lee Smith writes that he thinks so: Increasingly, I believe that my conclusion in that piece was wrong. I believe the spying was real and that it was done not in an effort […]

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Trump’s Putin “Back Channel”

 

Now, why in the world would soon-to-be President Donald Trump want to know where Vladamir Putin’s head is at regarding untangling from Iran?  This “explosive” report from the Washington Post describes a Seychelles meeting set up between a Trump ally and Putin people: The United Arab Emirates arranged a secret meeting in January between Blackwater founder Erik […]

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Well, Well, Well, Susan Rice

 

Susan Rice is the Great Unmasker according to this reporting from Eli Lake: The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered […]

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