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North Korea Is Acting up Because Trump Has It Cornered

May 18, 2018 - 7:00am

North Korea's recent temper tantrum over U.S.-South Korean military exercises and its threat to pull out of its upcoming summit with President Trump are signs that Trump's North Korea strategy is working.

Collusion Is Usually a Dirty Word. So Where's the Outrage Over Kerry's Secret Meetings on the Iran Deal?

May 14, 2018 - 6:00am

Democrats routinely express outrage over claims of collusion with a foreign power to undermine our democracy. So where is the outrage over revelations that former secretary of state John Kerry held not one but two secret meetings with Iran's foreign minister to strategize over how to undermine President Trump's plans to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal?

On North Korea, Trump Should Refuse to Take the Bait

May 4, 2018 - 7:00am

The prospect of winning the Nobel Peace Prize is understandably tantalizing for President Trump. After all the contempt he has faced from the political establishment, watching liberal heads explode at the suggestion by South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he deserves the award must be gratifying. It would be even more gratifying to watch the collective meltdown as he delivered his Nobel acceptance speech.

Veterans Deserve Better

April 25, 2018 - 7:00am

As senators consider the nomination of the next secretary of veterans affairs, they should first reflect on the story of an Army veteran named Jason White.

The Senate Must Confirm Pompeo

April 22, 2018 - 7:00am

For the first time in the history of the republic, it appears increasingly likely that a majority of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote against the president's nominee for secretary of state. If this happens, it would be a black mark not on Mike Pompeo's record, but on the reputation of this once-storied committee.

Why North Korea Will Be Watching What Trump Does in Syria

April 16, 2018 - 7:00am

President Trump's decision last year to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian air base was intended to send the Assad regime a message that its use of chemical weapons would no longer be tolerated. But the strikes also had a broader purpose: showing other regimes that the Obama era of U.S. weakness was over, and that America's adversaries would have to adjust their calculations about our willingness to act in response to their provocations.

There Is Nothing Wrong With a Census Question About Citizenship

March 31, 2018 - 7:00am

The Trump administration is being sued over its plans to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, which California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) says "is not just a bad idea - it is illegal."

It's Not the Job of Cabinet Officials to Be a 'Check' on the President

March 29, 2018 - 7:00am

In the wake of President Trump's decision to appoint John Bolton as his national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, a consistent criticism has emerged: Trump will no longer have any "adult" supervision in the national security decision-making process or any Cabinet-level "checks" on his own worst instincts.

No, Liberals Don't Hate America. And Conservatives Are Not Racists.

March 21, 2018 - 7:00am

I'm a rock-ribbed conservative who wants Republicans to keep control of Congress. But I'm not unhappy that Republican state Rep. Rick Saccone appears to have lost the special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.

Trump Needs to Be Clear About One Thing in Meeting With Kim Jong Un

March 17, 2018 - 7:00am

With the nomination and likely confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, President Trump will soon have a trusted adviser who can prepare him for his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Pompeo's first job is to make sure Trump understands one thing going into those talks: North Korea has no plans to give up its nuclear weapons at the negotiating table.

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