Donald Trump’s speech to the United Nations does its best to form a synthesis out of Steve Bannon’s nationalism and George W. Bush’s foreign policy.
Speakers from both parties, including early and vociferous opponents of President Trump, trashed the deal while urging the president to take a harder line on Iran.
Bill Kristol need not bend his knee nor kiss the ring of the power. He’s playing hardball and making people angry, but then again, so is the president.
A conservative approach toward the Middle East today should not be a choice between the two extremes of isolationism or global policing.
‘If I have been focused on an establishment, it has been the monolithic one in Middle Eastern Studies, not the varied one in Washington. There you at least get some turnover.’
Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama’s foreign policies can be seen as classic examples of idealism overpowering cold analysis of facts.
Donald Trump’s foreign policy program reminds us that many people are enthusiastic about contradictory nonsense when it seems to break through a persistent impasse.
The previous political dividing line of liberals versus conservatives is no longer sufficient to describe the fault line in contemporary politics.
People who love freedom in its various forms still need to work together to fight for it in the political arena. So we should start considering ways a new coalition can avoid old mistakes.
Current pro-Israel efforts among Jewish millennials will fail because they’re targeting the symptom rather than the syndrome.
You can disagree with Ted Cruz’s critique of Washington neoconservatives without accusing him of anti-Semitism.
“Reform conservatism” doesn’t really reform anything, and the only thing it conserves is the welfare state.
Running in this cycle is not in Marco Rubio’s best interest, and of the potential 2016 candidates, he has the most to lose.
The reality of America’s innately understood foreign policy doctrine is very simple and straightforward: Don’t tread on me.
Personally attacking people making valid arguments about the use of American power isn’t even the worse part of the chickenhawk attack.
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