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    How Trump Just Ended the Cold War for Good


    James Pinkerton, American ConservativeHe's the man astride the world stage now, shaking hands, signing dealsâ??and unmistakably remaking the old...

    James Pinkerton, American Conservative
    He's the man astride the world stage now, shaking hands, signing dealsâ??and unmistakably remaking the old order.

    Shell-Shocked Dems Regroup in Wisconsin


    David Siders, PoliticoDonald Trump's stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery...

    David Siders, Politico
    Donald Trump's stunning 2016 victory in the state sparked an urgent recovery mission.
    The End of Civil Rights

    The End of Civil Rights


    Vann Newkirk, The AtlanticAcross immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining...

    Vann Newkirk, The Atlantic
    Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement.

    The Migrant Crisis Is About More Than Just Kids


    Ben Domenech, The FederalistThe Mexican cartel uses migrants to flood the zone and distract Border Patrol from their efforts to smuggle opioids and other drugs...

    Ben Domenech, The Federalist
    The Mexican cartel uses migrants to flood the zone and distract Border Patrol from their efforts to smuggle opioids and other drugs across.
    In the Balkans, a Chance to Stabilize Europe

    In the Balkans, a Chance to Stabilize Europe


    George & Alexander Soros, New York TimesIt has taken almost 25 years to get an agreement between the governments in Athens and Skopje on what to call the entity once known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of...

    George & Alexander Soros, New York Times
    It has taken almost 25 years to get an agreement between the governments in Athens and Skopje on what to call the entity once known as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
    The Revolt Against the Open Door Comes to Germany

    The Revolt Against the Open Door Comes to Germany


    Richard Fernandez, PJ MediaIt has been said a nation can have either welfare or open borders -- but not both -- in the same way one can have a cool air-conditioned room in a blazing desert or an open door -- but not...

    Richard Fernandez, PJ Media
    It has been said a nation can have either welfare or open borders -- but not both -- in the same way one can have a cool air-conditioned room in a blazing desert or an open door -- but not both.
    Trump's Immigration Policy Gets Its Moral Reckoning

    Trump's Immigration Policy Gets Its Moral Reckoning


    Krishnadev Calamur, AtlanticThe U.S. government has separated some 2,000 children from their families in the past six weeks. Over the past 48 hours, a chorus of influential voices, including former first lady Laura Bush, have spoken out against the...

    Krishnadev Calamur, Atlantic
    The U.S. government has separated some 2,000 children from their families in the past six weeks. Over the past 48 hours, a chorus of influential voices, including former first lady Laura Bush, have spoken out against the practice.
    Laura Bush & the Democrats' BS Propaganda Effort

    Laura Bush & the Democrats' BS Propaganda Effort


    Thomas Lifson, American ThinkerThe reason for the separations is that their parents have been arrested for violating our law. Just like American citizens who are...

    Thomas Lifson, American Thinker
    The reason for the separations is that their parents have been arrested for violating our law. Just like American citizens who are arrested.
    Why Iran Will Choose to Negotiate With Trump

    Why Iran Will Choose to Negotiate With Trump


    Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington PostThe Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a subsequent speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have engendered a range of responses: Some welcomed the new hard line, but most expressed...

    Zalmay Khalilzad, Washington Post
    The Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a subsequent speech by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have engendered a range of responses: Some welcomed the new hard line, but most expressed concern and criticism.
    Trump's Envy of Kim Jong-un

    Trump's Envy of Kim Jong-un


    Roger Cohen, New York TimesI’ve just watched footage of Donald Trump saluting a North Korean general, and it occurs to me that what’s really going on here is that the president is envious of Kim Jong-un, who has the absolute authority to execute his...

    Roger Cohen, New York Times
    I’ve just watched footage of Donald Trump saluting a North Korean general, and it occurs to me that what’s really going on here is that the president is envious of Kim Jong-un, who has the absolute authority to execute his uncle with antiaircraft machine guns, consign tens of thousands of people to the gulag, and rule through a personality cult based on ruthless indoctrination.
    No, Trump Has Not Been 'Exonerated' on Russia

    No, Trump Has Not Been 'Exonerated' on Russia


    Caroline Fredrickson, USA TodayDonald Trump falsely claimed the Clinton email report cleared him on Russia, even as Paul Manafort was headed for jail. Congress must set the record...

    Caroline Fredrickson, USA Today
    Donald Trump falsely claimed the Clinton email report cleared him on Russia, even as Paul Manafort was headed for jail. Congress must set the record straight.
    What Is the Justice Department Hiding on Trump-Russia?

    What Is the Justice Department Hiding on Trump-Russia?


    Byron York, DC ExaminerThe struggle to uncover the FBI's conduct in the Trump-Russia probe has made some congressional investigators deeply suspicious of the bureau. But what do those investigators think the FBI actually did in its investigation of the...

    Byron York, DC Examiner
    The struggle to uncover the FBI's conduct in the Trump-Russia probe has made some congressional investigators deeply suspicious of the bureau. But what do those investigators think the FBI actually did in its investigation of the Trump campaign, Russia, and the 2016 election?
    Watching the World Change From Inside the Obama WH

    Watching the World Change From Inside the Obama WH


    Dan Pfeiffer, Vanity FairOn the day after the Republicans kicked our butts in the 2014 midterm elections—enlarging their margin in the House of Representatives and taking control of the Senate for the first time in eight years—I sat at my desk in the...

    Dan Pfeiffer, Vanity Fair
    On the day after the Republicans kicked our butts in the 2014 midterm elections—enlarging their margin in the House of Representatives and taking control of the Senate for the first time in eight years—I sat at my desk in the West Wing waiting for the bell to toll.
    Why Tariffs on Chinese Goods Make Sense

    Why Tariffs on Chinese Goods Make Sense


    Scott Paul, RealClearPoliticsThe Trump administration has released a list of tariffs on Chinese goods that have benefited from intellectual property theft, totaling $50 billion. The products range from flat-screen TVs to aircraft parts. This has elicited...

    Scott Paul, RealClearPolitics
    The Trump administration has released a list of tariffs on Chinese goods that have benefited from intellectual property theft, totaling $50 billion. The products range from flat-screen TVs to aircraft parts. This has elicited condemnations from well-heeled editorial boards in New York and Washington, who call them hasty, ill-conceived, haphazard, and guaranteed to invite an escalating response from the Chinese government. But they will all agree to the same caveat: State-sponsored Chinese actors have indeed walked off with an incredible amount of hard-earned American IP.
    Title X Rule Will Hurt Planned Parenthood, But Help Women

    Title X Rule Will Hurt Planned Parenthood, But Help Women


    Grazie Christie, RCPThe Planned Parenthood facility nearest me is in a working-class Hispanic neighborhood. It is a small place, resembling a local store, with dirty frosted windows and a dispirited looking sign above the door, very much a hole in the...

    Grazie Christie, RCP
    The Planned Parenthood facility nearest me is in a working-class Hispanic neighborhood. It is a small place, resembling a local store, with dirty frosted windows and a dispirited looking sign above the door, very much a hole in the wall that has “abortion clinic” written all over it. This is the kind of place that will be affected by the Trump administration’s proposal to divert $50 million-$60 million that Planned Parenthood receives annually through Title X grants.
    Parents' Screen Time Is Hurting Kids

    Parents' Screen Time Is Hurting Kids


    Erika Christakis, The AtlanticWhen it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their...

    Erika Christakis, The Atlantic
    When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.
    Real Racism in Elite Universities, Not Trump's Twitter Feed

    Real Racism in Elite Universities, Not Trump's Twitter Feed


    Ying Ma, DC ExaminerThere is real racism in America. It resides at elite institutions like Harvard, not President Trump’s twitter...

    Ying Ma, DC Examiner
    There is real racism in America. It resides at elite institutions like Harvard, not President Trump’s twitter feed.
    Trump's Strategy Brands Republicans as Racist and Sexist

    Trump's Strategy Brands Republicans as Racist and Sexist


    Stanley Greenberg, NYTPolitical commentators and strategists write with some awe of President Trump’s outrageous, gutsy strategy of ginning up his base with one more attack on black athletes, one more crackdown on Central American mothers and children...

    Stanley Greenberg, NYT
    Political commentators and strategists write with some awe of President Trump’s outrageous, gutsy strategy of ginning up his base with one more attack on black athletes, one more crackdown on Central American mothers and children on the Mexican border, one more assault on Obamacare, one more tariff on imports.
    Dems & Black America: They Have Reason to Worry

    Dems & Black America: They Have Reason to Worry


    Christopher Gage, Am. GreatnessKanye West is not shy. As Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed disemboweled New Orleans in a frenzy of immutable destruction, West told the watching world that President George W. Bush had little motivation to...

    Christopher Gage, Am. Greatness
    Kanye West is not shy. As Hurricane Katrina and the flooding that followed disemboweled New Orleans in a frenzy of immutable destruction, West told the watching world that President George W. Bush had little motivation to help the city's mainly black denizens. George Bush doesn't
    Trump's Go-to Excuse

    Trump's Go-to Excuse


    Mike Allen, AxiosJokes are funnier if you don't have to say they're...

    Mike Allen, Axios
    Jokes are funnier if you don't have to say they're jokes.
    American Elites Are Unravelling as They Cling to Status Quo

    American Elites Are Unravelling as They Cling to Status Quo


    Steve Hilton, FOX NewsUntil recently it was possible to discern a policy-based ideology of elitism. It was the establishment consensus around the benefits of globalization, automation, centralization and uncontrolled...

    Steve Hilton, FOX News
    Until recently it was possible to discern a policy-based ideology of elitism. It was the establishment consensus around the benefits of globalization, automation, centralization and uncontrolled immigration.
    Separating Families at the Border Breaks My Heart

    Separating Families at the Border Breaks My Heart


    Laura Bush, Washington PostI live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my...

    Laura Bush, Washington Post
    I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart.
    Wanna Stop Parent-Child Separation? Build the Wall

    Wanna Stop Parent-Child Separation? Build the Wall


    Charles Hurt, Washington TimesThousands of poor, innocent children streaming illegally across the border! Picked up in the middle of the desert and detained like little criminals! Rounded up and ripped away from their families! Locked in wire cages like...

    Charles Hurt, Washington Times
    Thousands of poor, innocent children streaming illegally across the border! Picked up in the middle of the desert and detained like little criminals! Rounded up and ripped away from their families! Locked in wire cages like animals! The human crisis raging on America’s southern border has gripped the media like never before.
    Trump and the Baby Snatchers

    Trump and the Baby Snatchers


    Charles Blow, New York TimesThis may well be one of the most callous policies the Trump administration has instituted in its zeal to crack down on illegal...

    Charles Blow, New York Times
    This may well be one of the most callous policies the Trump administration has instituted in its zeal to crack down on illegal immigration.
    The Dream & the Nightmare of Globalization

    The Dream & the Nightmare of Globalization


    Victor Davis Hanson, American GreatnessAfter World War II, only the United States possessed the capital, the military, freedom, and the international good will to arrest the spread of global Stalinism. To save the fragile postwar West, America was soon...

    Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness
    After World War II, only the United States possessed the capital, the military, freedom, and the international good will to arrest the spread of global Stalinism. To save the fragile postwar West, America was soon willing to rebuild and rearm war-torn former democracies. Over seven
    Trump's Foreign Policy Appears Poised for Success

    Trump's Foreign Policy Appears Poised for Success


    Dmitri Simes, National InterestWith the right mix of hard and soft power coupled withskillful diplomacy, Trump can still achieve major...

    Dmitri Simes, National Interest
    With the right mix of hard and soft power coupled withskillful diplomacy, Trump can still achieve major successes.
    Trump Makes Us Live in His Delusional Reality Show

    Trump Makes Us Live in His Delusional Reality Show


    Andrew Sullivan, NY MagazineClinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of...

    Andrew Sullivan, NY Magazine
    Clinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of resistance.
    FBI/DOJ: The Clean Up Crew or Cover Up Crew?

    FBI/DOJ: The Clean Up Crew or Cover Up Crew?


    Rep. Trey Gowdy, Fox News SundayA transcript from "Fox News Sunday," June 17, 2018, Chris Wallace interviews Rep. Trey...

    Rep. Trey Gowdy, Fox News Sunday
    A transcript from "Fox News Sunday," June 17, 2018, Chris Wallace interviews Rep. Trey Gowdy.
    Defending Mueller: Future of the Republic Is at Stake

    Defending Mueller: Future of the Republic Is at Stake


    Michael Tomasky, Daily BeastTrump has obstructed justice right in front of us because he doesn’t know or care what obstruction of justice is, and because he is a pathological...

    Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast
    Trump has obstructed justice right in front of us because he doesn’t know or care what obstruction of justice is, and because he is a pathological liar.
    A Juicy Tale of Corruption: Trump Voters Say 'Told Ya So'

    A Juicy Tale of Corruption: Trump Voters Say 'Told Ya So'


    Michael Graham, CBS NewsThe DOJ inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Clinton email scandal is 568 pages long, but for Trump supporters it boils down to that single phrase 'Told Ya...

    Michael Graham, CBS News
    The DOJ inspector general's report on the FBI's handling of the Clinton email scandal is 568 pages long, but for Trump supporters it boils down to that single phrase 'Told Ya So.'
    Is Ranked-Choice Voting Transforming Our Politics?

    Is Ranked-Choice Voting Transforming Our Politics?


    Bill Scher, RealClearPoliticsI like the idea of ranked-choice voting. It works like this: You can vote for multiple candidates in ranked order. After all the first-choice votes are tallied, whoever comes in last gets eliminated, and supporters of that...

    Bill Scher, RealClearPolitics
    I like the idea of ranked-choice voting. It works like this: You can vote for multiple candidates in ranked order. After all the first-choice votes are tallied, whoever comes in last gets eliminated, and supporters of that candidate have their second-choice votes counted instead. The “instant runoff” process continues until someone gets a majority of the vote. In this process, I get to share more information about my preferences, and the odds I will have some say in final outcome increases.