President Trump’s criticism of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and his insistence that the allies “pay their fair share,” have received prominent play in the media. What has been forgotten is that American frustration with burden sharing within the alliance is a long-standing issue. Both Republican and Democratic administrations across the last seven decades have echoed this complaint.
Dr. Rice provides a thoughtful diplomatic analysis of the last 40 years and details the design for a more peaceful and prosperous world. She draws upon her experience and explains the risk, uncertainty and drama of how states were divided and societies were transformed. Dr. Rice was the 66th U.S. secretary of state and the first African-American woman to hold that office. She was also the first woman to serve as national security adviser and was the Soviet and East European affairs adviser during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Among the hottest topics of this political season is “Medicare for All” (M4A), a concept embraced by several current candidates for president, and criticized by others. M4A is one of the most consequential policy ideas ever put before the American electorate, and it is vital that we understand exactly what it is, what it isn’t, and what its implications would be.
President Trump and his administration remain deeply divided on several foreign policy issues. Take Russia, for example. While the president continues to pursue a broad rapprochement with Vladimir Putin, the diplomats, soldiers and Treasury officials who work for him have maintained a tough line on the Kremlin.
The way platforms currently conduct content moderation has been delegitimized, and new forms of governance will need to emerge to meet the demands of the moment. Semi-independent and transparent self-regulatory oversight mechanisms offer significant advantages. As the actors closest to the front line, platforms will always need to play a significant role in drawing lines for online speech, given the high-volume, fast-moving and context-dependent nature of the decisions involved.
Below is an article reprinted from Antiwar.com. It is an edited version of a talk I gave about the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 2007. I’ve edited it slightly since it appeared in 2007. Specifically, I made a charge at the end against George W. Bush that turns out to be almost certainly unjustified and so I removed it.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the now-revised New York Times article detailing explosive new sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Hanson explains that he believes that the Times' story, as well as on-going Democrat-led investigations of President Donald Trump and his administration, are an extra-constitutional means of controlling the country.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, with Francis ("Bing") West, authored a remarkable book on leadership applicable well beyond the frontiers of military service. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead is a modern-day equivalent of Marcus Aurelius' Emperor's Handbook.
Former U.S. Defense Secretary, retired Marine General James Mattis, with Francis (“Bing”) West, authored a remarkable book on leadership applicable well beyond the frontiers of military service. Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead is a modern day equivalent of Marcus Aurelius’ Emperor’s Handbook. CHAOS, Mattis’ Marine Corps call sign, arose from an irreverent compliment for “colonel has another outstanding solution” made by his staff. I have had the good fortune of knowing both authors.
All of us understand why so many discussions about K-12 education center on bringing low-achieving students up to speed. How could they not? Despite massive increases in school spending over the past half-century, the U.S. Department of Education reports that nearly two-thirds of our youngsters score below the proficient level on national reading tests, and large socioeconomic disparities persist.
One thing is very clear following the Democratic presidential debates in Houston last week: Our leaders are far more interested in vying for the nomination than in proposing solutions that will actually help people. The appeasement of a ruthlessly progressive primary constituency is proving more alluring than the desire to improve the country by proposing practical solutions, the intended and unintended consequences of which have been thoroughly considered. The most prominent example of this failure in leadership is the promise of universal healthcare.
Donald Trump remains unpopular in the state where he lost to Hillary Clinton by a landslide: His job approval ratings in California are among his worst in the country. But among state Republicans here, it’s a different story. And they’ve snapped up tickets to four sold-out, high-dollar fundraisers for the president.
President Donald Trump made a stop in the Bay Area for the first time as president. As President Trump made his way down Air Force One at Moffett Field, he was greeted with the chants of "USA! USA!"-- a truly American welcome for a man, who most in the small crowd of supporters hope is re-elected as next U.S. president.
The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrilli has been “trying to make sense of the sizable gains made by America’s lowest-performing students and kids of color that coincided with the peak of the modern education reform movement.” He finishes up his series on this topic in this Sept. 9 Education Next piece by “offering some personal reflections on what we’ve learned,” recapping “the facts,” and acknowledging “the vast amount of ground yet to cover.”
Purdue will use the days leading up to Homecoming 2019 to celebrate and thank the university community, alumni and friends for the past year, in which the land-grant institution recognized its remarkable giant leaps while looking toward the future to address the world’s problems.
British actor Stephen Fry, legendary magazine editor Tina Brown and Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have joined several dozen international cultural and political VIPs in signing an open letter protesting political repression in Russia. The letter, also signed by former chess grandmaster and famed dissident Garry Kasparov, Nobel Prize winning novelist Herta Müller and British author and commentator Timothy Garton Ash, condemns "widespread lawlessness, the arrest of political opponents, violence by police officers against peaceful residents, the unlawful detainment of children [and] threats to parents" in Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Decades before America became a nation, Ben Franklin formed a small group in Philadelphia. The group, known as the Junto, was made up of individuals with many skills and interests. The purpose of the Junto was to improve the group's members and the city in which they lived. Think of these circles as chat rooms, but up close and personal.