Greatness Agenda

The Humpty Dumpty Fate of Post-Reagan Consensus

The bipartisan political consensus of the 32 post-Reagan years has been unmasked, debunked, and overthrown. The political establishment will require a long time to reconstruct itself after this re-enactment of the fate of Humpty Dumpty.

Trump Needs to Get Even Tougher on Immigration

In his inaugural address, President Trump declared that the American people "will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action." The easiest way for him to retain the White House is to get even tougher on immigration.

What Is Turkey To Us?

The best course for the United States and Russia is to recognize that their common interest in peace in the Mediterranean requires parallel measures to restrain Erdoğan.

The Deadly Cost of ‘Free’ Trade

A growing pile of studies and a growing pile of corpses show that the debate over trade—specifically trade with Red China—cannot be limited to a dissection of economic indices, profit and loss statements, and “increased shareholder value.”

Reasons to Be Wary of War Rhetoric

It’s imperative that the president knows his leash is short. The neoconservatives that have compounded the mess in the Middle East have torched their credibility and their usefulness. We won’t be fooled again.

‘MOP’ Up the Mullahs

We have ordnance that can kill enemies 200 feet underground. But the important part is to limit civilian casualties while causing the Iranian economy and regime to implode.

An Antidote to the Iran Hysterics

Trump has always shown that he prefers diplomacy to military action. At the same time, he understands, as did Ronald Reagan, that diplomacy only works when it is backed up by military strength and a willingness to exercise it.