America needs policies that are serious, effective, and sustainable. And historical experience, as well as common sense, tells us that such an effective policy can come only from a robust and far-reaching debate—ratified, of course, by the voters. As we shall see, the annals of American national-security policy provide ample, and encouraging, precedent, not only for systematic deliberation, but, even more importantly, for effective follow-through.
Let’s think about the next 10 or 20 years in the Middle East. If we think hard, we can envision that Israel, the U.S., and the cause of moderation and modernization in the Middle East all have a real chance to make solid gains. But we will need to be alert to opportunities as they arise—and be ready to jump on them, making tough choices.
Republicans should hereby resolve: One Obama is enough. Let’s not get back in power, get in another war, and thus set the stage for another Obama in a few years. Instead, let’s learn some lessons—and apply them.
Republicans have renewed their enthusiasm for Middle East war. Okay, fine. Let’s just be sure that this time, we win. And that means doing things differently: Different from Barack Obama, of course, but different, also, from George W. Bush.
Yes, it’s unfortunate that the US has a president, Barack Obama, who consistently sees things from the Muslim point of view. Even the Obamaphilic reporter Juliet Eilperin, writing for the Obamaphilic Washington Post, had to admit, “President Obama has never been one to go easy on America.”
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The Left is feeling pretty good about itself right now. After the disappointment of the 2014 midterms, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s release of the CIA “torture report” has given liberals a feeling of moral superiority, even as they lose their senatorial majority.
In the first part of this series, we recalled Edward Gibbon’s magisterial history from the 18th century, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, and noted the ominous parallels for America today. In the second part of this series, we will recall
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Sometimes big geopolitical news gets tucked away in a mere clause. We can see this phenomenon in, for example, a recent AFP story on the Nigerian terror-kidnaping: “World powers, including the United States and China, have joined in the search
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Conservative Nationalism vs. Liberal Multiculturalism: The Revolts of the Masses in Britain and India–And What They Mean for the US
Americans should take note: Upcoming elections in two English-speaking countries, the United Kingdom and India, are likely to tell a common story; in both nations, conservative nationalism is likely to defeat liberal multiculturalism. That’s good news for conservatives, and an
Silicon Valley Builds a New Political Machine: Why? To Help Whom? Is There Anything They're Not Telling US?
The headline in Politico seems innocuous enough: “Napster co-founder Sean Parker to lead civic startup.” According to the piece, the reason for the startup is that Parker and other Silicon Valley types “want to help get out the vote and are pouring
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