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Trump counterterrorism strategy urges allies to do more

A draft of President Donald Trump’s new counterterrorism strategy demands that U.S. allies shoulder more of the burden in combating Islamist militants, while acknowledging that the threat of terrorism will never be totally eliminated. The 11-page draft, seen on Friday by Reuters, said the United States should avoid costly, “open-ended” military commitments. “We need to

Trump’s Religious Liberty Order Gives Sessions Major Leeway

Ian Mason, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday reiterating the administration’s commitment to religious liberty and authorizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions to issue guidance for all federal agencies. The expected order did not go as far as some news outlets had earlier reported it might. The Nation reported a leaked February draft that

A Road Map for Dealing With Campus Radicals

Mona Charen, Jonathan Haidt is a member of one of America’s smallest fraternities — those who attempt to see beyond their own prejudices. In the left-leaning Chronicle of Higher Education, he notes that “intimidation is the new normal” on college campuses. The examples are well-known: The shout-down/shutdown of Heather Mac Donald at Claremont McKenna College;

White House Briefing on North Korea ‘Sobering,’ ‘Important’

Kristina Wong, Senators received a rare briefing at the White House on Wednesday from the President Trump’s national security team on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, which has become one of the most pressing foreign policy challenges early on in the administration. “Sobering briefing,” tweeted Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) after the briefing, hosted by Secretary of State

Racist Obama Vows To Continue Community-Organizing America

Matthew Vadum, The ex-president lays out part of his agenda in Chicago. Former President Obama suggested he will focus his post-presidency on redistributing wealth, emptying prisons, and sabotaging the economy with carbon-emission controls, during his televised return to the national stage yesterday.  Obama reiterated the politically tone-deaf radical policy priorities of his presidency in a

CIA’s Brennan Conspired with Foreign Spies

Matthew Vadum, More proof of Democrats’ seditious impulses. Although Russians may have aspired to influence the November election, the real election meddlers were Democrats in the Obama administration who conspired with foreign intelligence agencies against Donald Trump’s campaign, new media reports suggest. The key player, we are learning, is the already infamous John O. Brennan

March for Science rallies take aim at climate change skepticism, proposed budget cuts

March for Science rallies are being help across the country Saturday in response to what organizers and attendees see as increasing attacks on science. “When scientists were told on January 25 to be silent, this rally was conceived,” poet Jane Hirshfield told a rain-soaked crowd at a rally near the Washington Monument, footsteps from the

The media’s new question on Trump: ‘Will he talk himself into a war?’

Howard Kurtz, President Trump is creeping up in the polls now that foreign policy has seized center stage. With his domestic agenda lagging for now, Trump is discovering, as his predecessors did, that a president has far greater latitude on the world stage. At the same time, global events have demanded an administration response. It’s