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America the Weak

by Bing West via Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 31, 2016

We’re losing our wars because our enemies do not fear us and our allies don’t trust us.

Trump's Sloppy Populism

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

He raises legitimate issues and rightly exposes the hypocrisy of elites, but his solutions are foolish.

The Plea Of The Little Sisters

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 28, 2016

Under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the contraceptive mandate is illegal. 

Drugs And The Democrats

by Henry I. Millervia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 24, 2016

Liberals want more regulation of Big Pharma, but the best way to lower costs is with more competition.

Protecting America’s Friends In The World

by Andrew Robertsvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the head of the British Labour Party threatens the Anglo-American alliance and global security. 

Merrick Garland: Political Pawn

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Monday, March 21, 2016

Should Republicans oppose his nomination to the Court? 

When Liberals Hate Almonds

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 17, 2016

California farmers who cultivate the nut are thriving, but the left smells trouble.

Iran's War Against America

by Bruce Thorntonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

For thirty years, we have misread the beliefs that motivate the mullahs. 

The Rise of American Protectionism

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, March 14, 2016

Regulations and unions are why jobs are leaving America—not free trade. 

Why Can’t America Win Its Wars?

by Peter R. Mansoorvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, March 10, 2016

America’s military is like Germany’s in the twentieth century—a tactically and operationally brilliant force that cannot think strategically.


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