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Trump’s Syria Policy is About Containing Iran

The United States has taken the fight to ISIS and other jihadists who have wrought chaos in Syria and Iraq since 2013. In the nine months since Donald Trump took the oath of office, U.S. forces have done a fine job of rolling back ISIS in Iraq. Now the focus is Syria, where for four […]

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To Secure the Blessings of Liberty, Rein in the ‘Permanent State’

The following are remarks delivered by Dr. Sebastian Gorka at Hillsdale College’s eighth annual Constitution Day celebration in Washington, D.C. on September 19, 2017. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Never go anywhere without your copy of Imprimis. It really is a high honor for me to address this august audience. My wife and I have […]

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Why America’s Right Must Reject Global Free Trade

Mocking left-wing cognitive dissonance is a favorite and lucrative pastime for many on America’s Right. It’s easy to do and the base loves it. The Left preaches against the evils of anthropogenic climate change, for example, but does so only from the comforts of private jets and exotic destinations. Outrageous, yet amusing. But unfortunately, the […]

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Trump and the End of the Status Quo

From the very beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, his critics have complained, “This is not normal!” At some point, it may dawn on them just what that means. The president of the Eurasia Group, Ian Bremmer, and the editor-in-chief of The Economist, Zanny Minton Beddoes, sat down to discuss Trump’s speech at the United Nations […]

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It’s the Capital Supply, Stupid!

Republicans insist that creating jobs is all about “tax cuts,” while Democrats insist it is all about other people paying their “fair share” of income taxes. Both parties buy into the fairy tale that the purpose of national economic activity is to “compete” in some fabled “global economy.” Both parties tell us we need to […]

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Why Trump’s U.N. Speech Was a Triumph

Donald Trump on Tuesday confirmed yet again why he is the most robust president since Ronald Reagan. Following up on his brilliant speeches before a joint session of Congress in February, his speech about combating Islamic terrorism before Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, and his splendid defense of Western civilizational values in Warsaw a few […]

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Trump’s Immigration Deal at the Brink of Disaster

If Donald Trump wished to make a mega deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, or even put an end to illegal immigration as he promised, he certainly had viable choices. The only way to blow that opportunity would be to cross the one and only political red line that could destroy […]

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A Way Out for Democrats: The President Offers a Deal

President Trump is offering Democrats a lifeline with his recent efforts to work with their leadership on budget negotiations and the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for illegal aliens. With Republicans showing themselves unwilling to bring their party more in line with the priorities of Trump voters, the president now appears willing to […]

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Give Credit to Trump for Triangulating

President Trump’s recent decision to partner with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, of all people, has made a great many conservative and populist writers nervous. To give just one example, Ann Coulter has already suggested that she wants to impeach Trump for the heresy. Judging from her retweets, she’s far from alone. I get it. […]

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Amnesty Deal Would Be a Huge Win for Trump Foes

If President Trump reverses his campaign promises and supports a DACA amnesty then within the span of a few days he would do to himself what the combined efforts of the Democratic National Committee, the Republican establishment, the Clinton campaign, and an openly hostile media couldn’t do: knee-cap his presidency and separate himself from his […]

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Trump, the Republicans, and 2018

President Trump recently shocked the Republican establishment by making a deal with the Democrats over the debt ceiling. The logic behind the move was, if the GOP refused to govern, Trump would go to the Democrats. Trump hoped to set the table for comprehensive tax reform. Yet, already the Democrats are balking at Trump’s tax […]

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Establishment GOP Puts Cronies over Country on Missile Defense

As North Korea demonstrates America’s vulnerability to ballistic missiles, and as President Trump pledges “many billions of dollars” for “the anti-missile,” establishment Republicans are poised to use missile defense talk today in the same way they did in the wake of Ronald Reagan’s commitment to it: profit politically from rhetoric, funnel money to the best-connected […]

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Common Sense Trumps the Experts in War and Peace

What is common sense and why does it seem to be so uncommon today? Our country was founded on the basis of the self-evident truths that all men are created equal in their essential nature and, therefore, in their rights before God. But America’s founders understood that in order for these rights to have any […]

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Ending DACA is a Win for American Workers

The battle over illegal immigration just kicked into high gear, as President Trump has decided to scrap Barack Obama’s ill-conceived and unconstitutional Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The administration will, however, delay enforcement for six months, so as to give Congress time to act. This is stellar news—a big win American workers and […]

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The 2016 Election is Not Reversible

Today, the bipartisan ruling class, which the electorate was trying to shed by supporting anti-establishment candidates of both parties in 2016, feels as if it has dodged the proverbial bullet. The Trump administration has not managed to staff itself—certainly not with anti-establishment people—and may never do so. Because the prospect of that happening brought the […]

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Unstoppable Easternization?

The Financial Times’ Gideon Rachman has written an excellent new book, Easternization: Asia’s Rise and America’s Decline from Obama to Trump. “The central issue,” Rachman argues, “is how the rise in Asian economic power is changing world politics” and we need to “understand how the governing elites of the big global powers see their roles […]

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Picking Up the Pieces of the Trump Agenda

Donald J. Trump campaigned on a necessarily radical approach to governing: he would listen to the vast majority of the American people and enact policies that would benefit them. The most important elements for Trump’s agenda were tougher immigration laws; revitalizing the economy and renegotiating bad trade deals; an America-first foreign policy; and repealing Obamacare […]

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Censorship: Another Cheap Chinese Import We Don’t Need

Political censorship has no place in higher education.

hinese censors nearly won again. Cambridge University Press last week confirmed it would comply with requests from Chinese authorities to block access in China to certain articles published in The China Quarterly, a top peer-reviewed journal. Three days later, the publisher reversed course, announcing it would keep the journal intact, and make the articles in […]

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Trump—Compared to What?

Tu quoque is a classical Latin term for “you too.” It is sometimes considered a logical fallacy: you do not defend your position, but instead point to someone else’s that is worse—in the fashion of a guilty child seeking to avoid parental discipline by claiming his unpunished brother “did it worse.” But in truth tu […]

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Republicans: Stand with Trump on the Wall

At his spirited rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, President Trump reiterated his threat to shut down the government to force Congress to fund his border wall with Mexico. He was absolutely right to do so, and Republicans should give him their full support. Reasonable people can disagree about the efficacy of a border wall. […]