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The US Can Help Iranian Protesters Achieve Regime Change

Tom Ridge, For over a week, Iran has been rocked by demonstrations that started as expressions of frustration about crushing poverty and widespread unemployment but quickly morphed into calls for the ouster of the repressive ruling regime. The unrest came as something of a surprise, even though thousands of smaller-scale protests, with more limited demands,

Trump Threatens to Deal Another Blow to the Palestinian Cause

Victor Davis Hanson, President Trump set off another Twitter firestorm last week when he hinted that he may be considering cutting off hundreds of millions of dollars in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians. Trump was angered over Palestinian unwillingness to engage in peace talks with Israel after the Trump administration announced the move of

The Nightmare Reality of the Communist Dream

Mark Tapson, Another communist fantasizes that ‘this time’ they’ll get it right. With a Republican in the White House threatening to – horrors! – make America great again, nostalgia for the Communist-utopia-that-could-have-been is running high among dejected leftists. Last Monday on May Day, otherwise known among Reds as International Workers’ Day, the New York Times

John McCain and Dick Cheney Russian election interference could be ‘act of war’

Morgan Chalfant, Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election could be considered an “act of war” against the U.S.  “There’s no question there was a very serious effort made by Mr. [Vladimir] Putin and his government, his organization, to interfere in major ways with our

What The ‘Deep State’ Is Doing To Trump Is ‘A Prescription For Destroying Democracy’

Matt Vespa, The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald is no conservative, but he’s also not someone to give fellow liberals and progressives a pass over their actions that he feels threatens democracy and transparency in government. For starters, he found it interesting that liberals all of a sudden think that leaks are awesome since they’re making it

Economic Ideas: Karl Marx, the Man Behind the Communist Revolution

Richard Ebeling, When Karl Marx died in March 1883, only about a dozen people attended his funeral at a cemetery in London, England, including family members. Yet, for more than a century after his death – and even until today – there have been few thinkers whose ideas have been as influential on various aspects

The dirty secret smart Democrats know (but won’t admit) about Trump

Douglas E. Schoen, President Trump’s shocking victory in November and the tumultuous beginning of his presidency have shattered many assumptions about American politics. For many liberals and progressives, the weeks since Donald Trump’s inauguration have been filled with soul-searching and even confusion about their place in American politics. Trump’s flurry of executive orders, coming in

Why Supreme Court Nominations Prompt Scorched-earth Warfare

Jonah Goldberg, After successfully delivering the secret knock and password, a beleaguered, unshaven older man walks into the bunker, stomping out the cold from his feet on the way in. He walks over to one of the garbage-can fires, where his younger yet battle-hardened comrades are gathered, strategizing about the fight to come. As the