Articles by Tony Shaffer

The Atlantic’s ‘Losers’ Attack Is Disgusting and Implausible

n an electoral democracy, dirty tricks, wild spin, and outright lies are the norm during election season, not the exception. No Hollywood screenwriter could spin wild fiction better than yellow journalists during the political silly season. Voters accept this, perhaps cognizant of the famous aphorism, usually attributed to Winston Churchill, that democracy is the worst […]

Horowitz Report Exposes Soviet-Level Wrongdoing

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report unequivocally proves that the intelligence community is infested with political bias, just as other whistleblowers and I have been warning for years. The Democrats long have insisted that the Hillary Clinton-sponsored Steele dossier was not used to justify FBI spying on the 2016 Trump campaign as part of […]

Trump Was Right to Axe Bolton

I’ve known John Bolton for years, and his sacking didn’t surprise me. President Trump’s former national security advisor never understood the true value of diplomacy, making him an awkward fit for this administration. Although a Trump supporter on paper, Bolton was completely out of sync with the president’s pragmatic foreign policy vision, advocating military interventionism […]

Trump Deserves Credit for China’s Changing Stance on Trade

President Trump is gaining the advantage over China in his long-term trade strategy, proving the naysayers wrong with his decision to use tariffs as leverage. When Donald Trump first introduced his aggressive trade policy and imposed targeted counter-tariffs to push back against China’s rampant trade manipulation, most of the so-called experts remained skeptical. President Trump’s […]