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Analysis and Commentary

Democrats Learn The Hard Way: Not All Biden Attacks Cut The Same

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, September 15, 2019

In politics, there are three directions to punch – upward (at someone ahead in the polls), downward (at someone trailing) and straight across (at a peer occupying the same space).

Analysis and Commentary

Samantha Power: The Woman Of System

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We need to restore a constituency and a faith that we can have a productive foreign policy, and I think that part of what that will entail is putting diplomacy and burden sharing at the front of our messaging and of our packaging and of our actions. Right now, humanitarian intervention, if it happens — and it’s happening in different places around the world — but is much more likely to be done by regional organizations like the African Union than it is to be orchestrated by great powers.

Featured

Trumped Out?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, September 15, 2019

After nearly four years of ceaseless attacks by Democrats and the press, the strange thing is not that Trump can be occasionally wearisome, but that he is even still breathing.

In the News

The Case Against Reparations

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Merion West
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Reparations for slavery aren’t just a bad idea; they are an abysmal idea. On Juneteenth, or June 19th of this year, Congress held a hearing to discuss Bill H.R. 40 and the possibility of reparations for slavery. Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee, invoking the historian Ed Baptist: “enslavement ‘shaped every crucial aspect of the economy and politics of America, so that by 1836 more than $600 million, almost half of the economic activity in the United States, derived directly or indirectly from the cotton produced by the million-odd slaves.” 

In the News

Gen. Jim Mattis Talks About His New Book, ‘Call Sign Chaos,’ To Capacity Crowd At Nixon Library

featuring General Jim Mattisvia The OCR
Saturday, September 14, 2019

The East Room of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library was filled to capacity Friday evening, Sept. 13, as former Defense Secretary and four-star Marine General Jim Mattis discussed his newly released memoir, “Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.”

In the News

James Mattis On Why Call Sign Chaos Isn't A Political Book About The Trump Administration

featuring General Jim Mattisvia Time Magazine
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Although he took pains to avoid on-camera interviews and press briefings during his 23-month tenure as Defense Secretary, James Mattis has embraced the media circuit rounds to promote his new book Call Sign Chaos.

In the News

UCSD To Host Discussion Of Global Policy With Condoleezza Rice

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Times of San Diego
Friday, September 13, 2019

The UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy will hold its inaugural Global Leaders Forum Friday with a discussion featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

In the News

'Read, Read, Read': Mattis Won't Say Trump Should Pick Up His Book

quoting General Jim Mattisvia The Washington Examiner
Friday, September 13, 2019

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on tour promoting his book Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead, and while he wants to talk about what he learned leading troops in combat, all interviewers want to know about is his experience working for President Trump. Trump, who has a well-known aversion to heavy reading, is not likely to crack the Mattis book, but in an interview with the Washington Examiner, Mattis says anyone who does might pick up a few hints on how to be a better leader. Asked if he would recommend his book to the commander in chief, Mattis avoided answering directly.

Interviews

John Yoo: Attorney General Barr Reviewing DOJ Draft Report On FISA Abuse

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, September 13, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo weighs in on the investigation of the FISA warrant, how it was approved, what information was given to the court and by whom, could/should Andrew McCabe be charged, and more.

Analysis and Commentary

John Bolton’s Baby Was Bombing Iran. Now What?

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Friday, September 13, 2019

Iran and America are entering an intense face-off phase now that the NSC’s John Bolton is no longer around to push for bombing Tehran.

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