A ‘Disunifying’ Attack Strategy Against Iran

The Iranian missile attacks against U.S. bases in Iraq have given President Trump the opportunity for new and more stringent sanctions against Iran as a short term response. Given that the effects of these sanctions are designed to cripple further the mullahs’ economy in hopes of collapsing the regime, it seems appropriate to have in

By | 2020-01-09T00:48:25-07:00 January 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Trump Needs to Get Even Tougher on Immigration

President Trump has slammed Democrats' de facto open-borders policies as a "betrayal" of everyday citizens. Unfettered immigration, he warns, "brings in millions of low-wage workers to compete for jobs, wages, and opportunities against the most vulnerable Americans." His analysis is spot on. But the president should still do more to curtail legal immigration and aggressively

By | 2020-01-08T23:13:47-07:00 January 8th, 2020|Tags: |

Why Can’t Elites Celebrate Our Victory Over Iran?

Let’s give Iran credit where it’s due. It took an extraordinary level of technical skill for them to launch 22 missiles at two military bases filled with U.S. and Iraqi soldiers and manage to not kill a single person—especially after the Iranians unintentionally killed at least 56 of their own people in stampedes during the

By | 2020-01-08T22:54:44-07:00 January 8th, 2020|Tags: |

What Is Turkey To Us?

Turkish troops are landing in Libya with the mission of trying to ensure the survival of the government headed by Prime Minister Al Sarraj, besieged in Tripoli by the faction headed by General Khalifa Haftar, weakly supported by Italy, that now controls the rest of the country. Thus does Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan intend to

By | 2020-01-08T21:56:42-07:00 January 8th, 2020|Tags: |

What Iran Started, President Trump Will Finish

Yes we are at war. Not it didn’t start Tuesday night with the missile attack on an air base housing American troops in Iraq. Or last week when President Trump ordered the strike against the Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. The war was started 40 years ago by Iran when then-Ayatollah Khomeini’s fundamentalist followers

By | 2020-01-08T23:52:50-07:00 January 8th, 2020|Tags: |

The Deadly Cost of ‘Free’ Trade

The debate over trade largely has been framed in economic terms. We’re told consumers will pay more for—well, you name it—because of President Trump’s tariffs (even though the data show inflation is nonexistent). But a new study shows that trade policies do exact a steep price on Americans. We are paying for it with American

By | 2020-01-08T22:06:28-07:00 January 7th, 2020|Tags: |

People Are More Important Than Paintings

Over the weekend President Trump tweeted that if Iran retaliates against Americans for the killing of General Qassem Soleimani we would hit back against 52 targeted Iranian sites, including some “important to . . . the Iranian culture”—and the mainstream media and blue-check Twitter lost their minds about supposed implied war crimes and barbarism. “Targeting

By | 2020-01-09T07:07:34-07:00 January 7th, 2020|Tags: |

Reasons to Be Wary of War Rhetoric

Before we address the killing of Qasem Soleimani and the controversial monologue from Tucker Carlson that followed, let’s recap 2019 as a backdrop. A series published in the Washington Post just before Christmas detailed how our top military, national security, and political leaders have lied about the war in Afghanistan for nearly two decades. The

By | 2020-01-06T21:06:50-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Trump Should Learn from Reagan to Avoid a Mideast Quagmire

Starting in 1975, Lebanon descended into civil war. Its various ethnic and religious groups—Shia, Sunni, Druze, and Christian—formed factions that alternately fought or aligned with one another. Outsiders, including Palestinians and Syrians, added to the chaos and the bloodshed. Having faced harassment from Palestinian terrorists operating in Lebanon for many years, Israel invaded in 1982.

By | 2020-01-06T19:57:02-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

An Electronic Embargo Could Cripple Iran

Although the United States has the weapons to make short work of the mullahs, a hot war with Iran isn’t inevitable. Iran’s continuing and very vocal support for its Shia-friendly surrogates in Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank, in addition to its direct threats against the United States, could be addressed multilaterally

By | 2020-01-06T20:26:57-07:00 January 6th, 2020|Tags: |

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