Required Reading – July 16

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Thiessen: Trump isn’t attacking NATO. He’s strengthening it.

“As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, Democrats in Washington came to Germany’s defense. ‘President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment,’ Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement.”

Read more at the Washington Post.

Buchanan: Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable?

“Of President Donald Trump’s explosion at Angela Merkel’s Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices.

America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU runs trade surpluses at our expense that exceed $100 billion a year.”

Read more at Real Clear Politics.

Newt Gingrich: GOP could win big in November thanks to Democrats’ radical, unrealistic immigration stance

“Republicans have the chance to secure a major victory and expand their 51-49 majority in the U.S. Senate in the November midterm elections – largely because Democrats are advocating  radical, impractical and unpopular immigration positions.

As more and more Democrats throw their support behind so-called sanctuary cities, abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and promoting open borders, more and more Americans are expressing their vehement opposition to these positions.”
Read more at Fox News.

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