Pat Buchanan, Like 9/11, Hurricane Harvey brought us together. In awe at the destruction 50 inches of rain did to East Texas and our fourth-largest city and in admiration as cable television showed countless hours of Texans humanely and heroically rescuing and aiding fellow Texans in the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. On display
Ken Blackwell, When it comes to national security, eight years of former President Barack Obama’s diplomatically weak approach to dealing with hostile regimes has made America and our allies less safe. The world faces increasingly hostile threats from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea. For example, Iran’s actions are more dangerous than ever as they
John Moody, The largely overlooked deployment this past weekend of some 4,000 U.S. troops to Poland is an important message from Washington to Moscow: Don’t mess with Eastern Europe, especially the Baltics. It is a message that Donald Trump needs to reinforce, no matter how much he admires his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. “We have
Polish leaders declared themselves alone no longer at a ceremony Saturday welcoming the arrival of U.S. troops as part of a deployment that has angered Russia. The presence of U.S. troops on Polish soil marks a historic moment—the first time Western forces are being deployed on a continuous basis to bolster NATO’s eastern flank. “”We
Thousands of U.S. troops crept up on Russia’s doorstep Thursday, rolling into Poland amid a slew of unanswered questions about their future in the region. It marked the first deployment of armored brigade combat teams and armor to Europe after a long drawdown from the continent. For decades, Poland had asked for help in keeping
If the U.K. is to make a success of Brexit as Prime Minister Theresa May vows, it’s going to have to strike a string of trade deals with partners around the globe. Whether it can was thrown into question last week by Ivan Rogers, who resigned as the U.K.’s ambassador to the European Union with
Barry Strauss, Immigration policy is a hot issue in this year’s presidential election. Are there any cold issues? Probably not, but immigration makes me think of a cool customer, Calvin Coolidge. “Silent Cal” might not get a word in edgewise on today’s debate stage, but he had a thing or two to say about immigration.
Mary Powers, It’s time the media did its job and did a thorough investigation into the second major candidate in the race. It has circled the wagons around Donald Trump looking for answers on his crude remarks and now it is time that they ask Secretary Clinton a few questions as well. It’s only fair.
Deroy Murdock, How low will Donald J. Trump’s foes go to tear him down? Why not concoct a fake anti-Semitism flap? “Donald Trump is normalizing bigotry,” a Washington Post headline screamed Friday night. “His campaign manager’s website publishes an anti-Semitic screed.” The unsigned editorial slams “a personal attack on the website Breitbart, whose executive chairman
From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country. More such moves, with prodding from South Korea and the United States, are expected after North Korea recently defied
Conrad Black, In news terms, it has been a quieter summer than usual, and not remotely reminiscent of invincible summers that presaged a global descent into terrible times, such as 1929 or 1939. There has not even been the sort of flash crisis that brought us all in from the verandas or off the water
Paul Craig Roberts, How much did the military-security complex pay the Atlantic Council to publish this sales pitch to Poland to load up on US weapons systems? The sales pitch was written by arms salesmen Richard Shirreff, a partner at Strategia Worldwide Ltd., and Maciej Olex-Szczytowski, a “business adviser specializing in defense.” The sales pitch