When the Associated Press dropped a breathless piece contending that the Trump administration was “considering” and “weighing” using 100,000 National Guard troops to help round up illegal immigrants, all the usual hysterics erupted. Soon, the White House denied it...
The question of whether the situation at the border is an emergency is probably more of a political issue for the first two branches of government than a legal issue for the third branch. Recently, the New York Times treated...
In the second season of the TV show “24,” President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) is removed from office for failing to launch a war against three Middle East countries purportedly behind a nuclear attack on U.S. soil. Palmer has reason to doubt...
Among the talking points bouncing around the Iran Deal’s devoted echo chamber in the wake of President Trump’s decertification decision is one of proponents’ most honest and simultaneously sordid admissions: The JCPOA means big business for the West. As long as the money...
With a veneer of impartiality, fact-checkers engage in a uniquely dishonest style of partisanship. If media wants to challenge the context and politics of Republican arguments, that’s their prerogative. There are plenty of legitimately...
Few things can upstage Peyton Manning in the NFL. But as we’ve repeatedly seen this season, a growing cultural divide of our national politics continues to overshadow our national pastime, and it did again on Sunday. Vice President Mike Pence...
When Chinese President Xi Jinping’s autocracy asks Western companies to jump, the response is usually, ‘How high?’ What should Western companies do when threatened by the People’s Republic of China (PRC)? Should...
While trying to advocate his tax-reform proposal, President Trump insisted: “It’s not good for me. Believe me.” He shouldn’t have said that. His statement offered an easy target for the plan’s opponents, who promptly howled that his nine-page framework is...
The blanket opposition to any 'wall' has a number of logical and political inconsistencies. “A wall, in my view, is immorality. It’s the least effective way to protect the border and the most costly. I can’t think of any reason...
Say what you will about Donald Trump — and there’s plenty to say  — he may be the first president in memory to actively limit his own branch’s power. Though far from perfect, on immigration, on funding issues, on international agreements, and...
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