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What Is America’s Mission Now?

Pat Buchanan, Informing Iran, “The U.S. is watching what you do,” Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France’s ambassador tutored Haley that how nations deal with internal disorders is not the council’s concern. Russia’s ambassador suggested

Top Russian official: Our relationship with US at lowest point since Cold War

A top Russian official reportedly said Tuesday that Moscow’s relationship with the U.S. is at its lowest level since the Cold War. Sergei Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister, said his country would analyze President Trump’s address to Congress later Tuesday, Reuters reported, citing the Interfax news agency. Earlier this month, Russian officials voiced concerns about

Pat Buchanan: Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead?

Pat Buchanan, Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals. He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit. While our bipartisan establishment worships diversity, Trump saw Middle America recoiling from the demographic

Wanted: An American Truth Commission

Diana West, Probably more than anything else, “Drain the swamp” was the slogan of the Deplorables in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign. Candidate Trump introduced the phrase to describe his ethics program in mid-October, but it quickly came to sum up, part battle-cry, part prayer, the anti-Establishment fervor that would carry him

Bukovsky: “McCarthyism” No Witch Hunt, Fully Justifiable

Diana West, The movers and shakers of today have little interest in digging for the truth. Who knows what one may come up with? You may start out with the communists, and end up with yourself. — Vladimir Bukovsky, Judgement at Moscow, Chapter 1 In 2009, Vladimir Bukovsky delivered a striking speech setting forth his ideas about why it

What I hope for in the age of Trump

Michael Brendan Dougherty, The Week  Donald Trump’s inauguration heralds the end of an era in politics. Let’s call it the end of the post-Cold War era. It was an era in which both major political parties and their high-minded intellectuals pursued a few political goods tenaciously: namely, multi-party trade deals and mass immigration. It was

Little Rubio: NATO ‘Not Obsolete,’ ‘As Important as It’s Been Since the End of the Cold War’

Pam Key, Breitbart Monday in Miami after attending a Martin Luther King Day event, while commenting on President-elect Donald Trump saying NATO is obsolete, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said NATO was “not only not obsolete I believe it’s as important as it’s been since the end of the Cold War.” Rubio said, “Well, NATO is not

Post-JFK, What Will the CIA Do to President Trump?

Jacob G. Hornberger, In a truly remarkable bit of honesty and candor regarding the U.S. national-security establishment, new Senate minority leader Charles Schumer has accused President-elect Trump of “being really dumb.” Was Schumer referring to Trump’s ideology, philosophy, or knowledge about economics or foreign policy? None of the above. According to an article in The

Golden Globes Ceremony Underscores Hollywood’s Waning Influence

Rachel Marsden, During Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony in posh Beverly Hills, California, celebrities preached diversity and tolerance, some of them subtly or not-so-subtly denouncing U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Hollywood has traditionally been an important force for America around the world, a “soft power” export of U.S. culture, influencing hearts, minds and values. That role has

Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion to deter Russian, Chinese threats

BATH, Maine –  With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China. The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the campaign

In Trump’s ongoing feud about Russia, he says those opposed to better relations ‘fools’

A day after U.S. intelligence officials said Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump, the president-elect renewed his call for better Washington-Moscow relations and suggested naysayers are “fools” or “stupid people.” The incoming Republican president, as he repeatedly did during his winning White House campaign, seemed eager Saturday to use Twitter