Jacksonianism is built on instinct, not ideology. Donald Trump is very much the same way—but there’s always the peril that sensible instincts will fall prey to cunning manipulation.
Maybe the dealers got high on their own supply, but in the 1990s a trade regime that hitherto consistently understood itself as a political tool, the function of which was to achieve political aims, began running on autopilot and understanding itself as a purely economic tool.
Free of the European Union, the UK now has an historic opportunity. A new Renaissance beckons. The “Great” can be put back into Britain.
The World Health Organization is a case study of how the Chinese Communist Party infects supposedly apolitical institutions. But it doesn’t end there.
While the lessons of 1939 should not be forgotten, neither should we forget the real lessons of the First World War.
Like Otto von Bismarck’s original Kulturkampf, it is a struggle over whose values, beliefs, and practices will prevail.
Washington must now compete against its rivals in China, Russia, and Iran for as much influence around the world as possible. In such a competition, hard-nosed realism, not airy moralism, must be America’s lodestar.
Matteo Salvini is destined to become Italy’s next prime minister. Barring a black swan event, this will happen as the collective psychology wills it in much the same manner that Trump and Boris Johnson also both lead their respective countries.
“Phase One” promises to undo some current tariffs to ease economic pain inflicted on China. Importantly, triggers are in place to reimpose punitive tariffs should Beijing fail to comply with the new terms.
The administration’s deal with China, is a poison chalice and indicates blinkered thinking.
The United States will pursue its interests and will reciprocate allied support, but not write a blank check for every country that asks for it.
Decentralizing economic power is key to restoring both the economic and social health of our nation.
Finding an alternative to Davos that brings the true drivers of innovation and leadership in both government and industry together is sorely needed, more than ever before.
All told, the Trump Administration has had remarkable success in addressing a vexing problem that Congress seems determined to ignore. They’re too busy impeaching, or naming post offices, or whatever it is they do now.
President Trump needs to understand that America needs a more moderate level of immigration because it’s both good policy and good politics. Cheap foreign labor is cheap foreign labor, whether it’s legal or illegal, permanent or temporary, blue-collar or white-collar.
Far from settling scores, America should be looking for the exits as fast as possible. But, at least here, the president’s transactional calculus prevented us from further running up the bill.
The U.S national security establishment’s failures, followed by its members’ profitable retirements on corporate boards, has earned them rejection as corrupt incompetents. Wrapping themselves in pretenses of patriotic commitment and expertise has made them contemptible.
America has a new Iran strategy and we should now embrace it.
The phase-one trade deal with China exemplifies how President Trump has remade our relations with China and reset the debate on trade and the economy.
Let’s just be thankful that war was avoided and no Americans were killed. We can hope President Trump will avoid escalation with Iran and take the chance to get America out of Iraq. If not, it’s just a matter of time before we get dragged back into the abyss.