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Trump Has Good Chance Of Winning Again

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Straits Times
Monday, August 12, 2019

[Subscription Required] US President Donald Trump may well lose the popular vote again in 2020, and yet win the presidency, contends Stanford Professor Larry Diamond, whose latest book is ominously titled Ill Winds.

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How Public Policy Became War

featuring David Davenportvia Commonwealth Club
Monday, August 12, 2019

FDR's New Deal is widely recognized as a turning point in American history, but David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd go even further, calling it “America’s French Revolution.” Refashioning American government and public policy in ways that have grown to epic proportions today, Roosevelt’s decisions reset the balance of power away from Congress and the states toward a strong executive branch. They also shifted the federal government away from the founders’ vision of deliberation and moderation toward war and action.

Analysis and Commentary

How Robert O’Rourke Became ‘Beto’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Monday, August 12, 2019

It seems that being thought Hispanic is an advantage, not a disadvantage.

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Help Wanted: American Ambassador In Moscow

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Hill
Monday, August 12, 2019

The imminent departure of Ambassador Jon Huntsman from Moscow creates a huge hole in America’s Russia team. Other countries have the ability to challenge the United States in the military or economic fields, but only Russia represents a potential existential threat to the republic. Mr. Huntsman’s successor will need a unique set of traits to deal with the increased tensions between the United States and the Russian Federation.

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Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, August 12, 2019

Choosing the proper mix of preventive measures.


The Strange Case Of ‘White Supremacy’

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Sunday, August 11, 2019

Any majority population must be careful not to revert to pre-civilized tribalism and oppressing minority groups. The United States, like every other country that enjoys diverse populations has struggled from its beginning to ensure equality, sometimes unsuccessfully, and only at the cost of thousands of lives.

Analysis and Commentary

‘Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers’ Review: No More ‘Sage Kings’

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 11, 2019

One of Beijing’s leading intellectuals thinks America’s day is done—but that China’s ascendancy is far from certain.

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Trump Is Making Xi’s Superpower 2050 Plan Tougher By The Day

quoting Michael Spencevia Yahoo Finance
Saturday, August 10, 2019

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The Next Director Of National Intelligence

by Amy Zegartvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, August 9, 2019

At the end of July, Dan Coats, the U.S. director of national intelligence (DNI), announced his resignation. When he leaves office on August 15, the U.S. intelligence community will be left with two crises to confront. 

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Religious Questions: Are Spiritual Advisers To The President Constitutional?

quoting Michael McConnellvia Times Free Press
Friday, August 9, 2019

Question: If one of our country's founding principles is the separation of church and state, why are presidents allowed to have spiritual advisers that take an active role in influencing Christians' perception of the President?


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