The week comes to an end – and what a week it’s been for America’s Democratic Party: the House of Representatives approving two articles of impeachment along partisan lines; yet another debate among the presidential challengers that has the party embroiled in questions of process fairness and whether the end product will be a nominee capable of ousting Donald Trump next fall.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses impeachment, from the perspective of the headlines of today as well as the historical context, how impeachmentwill be perceived throughout the country, and whether people are tired of the left.
I had to take a pause once news filtered out that the ‘caliph’ of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been killed in the small village of Barisha near the Syrian-Turkish border—of all places. Notwithstanding that that area of Idlib Province is currently controlled by his ideological rivals—fellow jihadists who would have gladly killed him off themselves—and has been so for a number of years, there were several other mitigating factors that would deem such a locale a forbidding refuge from a jihadist security mindset.
President Trump’s withdrawal of US troops on the Syria-Turkey border met with a bipartisan rebuke. While rejection of the president’s decision was the consensus, the rationales for the rejection varied, reflecting multiple and often discordant objectives that the president’s critics have projected onto the US military mission in Syria.
Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy disucsses the extent to which China is expanding its operations — and by so doing, courting both allies and pariahs of the United States. Should America view this as a direct threat, or is China simply extending the reach of its Belt and Road initiative in order to maintain essential raw material supply chains?
“Have we reached the ultimate stage of absurdity where some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born, while other people are not held responsible for what they themselves are doing today?” —Thomas Sowell
Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced it has joined the Climate Leadership Council ("CLC") as a founding member. The CLC is an international policy institute created in collaboration with prominent business, opinion, and environmental leaders to promote a carbon dividends framework as the most cost-effective, equitable, and politically viable climate solution.