Foreign Policy Elites Don’t Have Superpowers

Like so many members of what Michael Walsh aptly calls the “Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party,” leading neoconservative Eliot A. Cohen still doesn’t get what happened on election night last year. Writing in The Atlantic , Cohen served up a scathing (if meandering) critique of President Trump’s foreign policy. Cohen believes Trump’s administration has

By | 2017-09-18T12:07:41+00:00 September 16th, 2017|

Hillary Clinton Agonistes

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” – James 4:6 The least surprising political decision of this century is Hillary Clinton’s refusal to take responsibility for her loss to Donald Trump. With the release of her campaign memoir, What Happened, the former Democratic presidential candidate has reemerged in public life,

By | 2017-09-16T07:53:48+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

S*** Happened

Ernest Hemingway once settled a bet by writing this six-word short story—“For sale: baby shoes. Never worn.” Review of "What Happened" ­by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon & Schuster, 512 pp., $30) Now comes Hillary Rodham Clinton to best this feat of literary genius. The entire story of her election loss is offered on

By | 2017-09-16T07:27:33+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

Call It On—Or Call It Off?

Will America, nine months into Donald Trump’s unexpected presidency, continue to chase its tail while a nuclear Korea looms, tax and immigration reform are pending, and the country is torn apart by identity politics—or will it return to sanity? Presumably, special investigator Robert Mueller is focused mainly on whether former Trump campaign chief

By | 2017-09-14T13:10:58+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

Professor Trump’s Lessons for Higher Education

Following some elite campus visits with his daughter, the morose father lamented that one cannot simply opt out of college. Such a defiance of convention did not seem feasible socially or economically. Like all men of sense, he is among those flabbergasted by former Princeton President Woodrow Wilson’s eagerness to make his students

By | 2017-09-14T11:57:55+00:00 September 10th, 2017|

Jonah Goldberg and the Republican “Land that Time Forgot”

The deal President Trump struck this week with Democratic Party leadership has sent the conservative commentariat into a rage spiral. Trump, snubbing the Republican “leadership” of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, agreed to raise the debt ceiling for three months. “Principled” congressional Republicans, in an act of

By | 2017-09-13T19:31:24+00:00 September 9th, 2017|

When Did ‘Tariff’ Become a Bad Word?

"Another Revelation of Strength," political cartoon, 1898. President Trump last month empowered U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to investigate China’s theft of American intellectual property (IP), which costs America up to $500 billion annually. A new report from Axios, however, reveals that Trump’s aggressive action on IP theft may just be the beginning.

By | 2017-09-09T09:42:57+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

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

By | 2017-09-08T09:55:56+00:00 September 5th, 2017|