Paul Bonicelli serves as director of programs at the Acton Institute. His career includes a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation as assistant administrator at the U.S. Agency for International Development; as a professional staff member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives; and as an official delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.
It takes ignorance or willful obfuscation to assert President Trump has flipped since he started listening to generals.
It is a good thing for rational dialogue and eventual progress for leaders like Emmanuel Macron to accidentally tell the truth publicly, even if his unforced truth-telling was incomplete.
President Trump does not believe the United States has enemies only because we create them, or that anything good comes from accommodating hostile regimes.
If we think that region is chaotic now, imagine if there were not a state like Israel to mitigate the barbarism that repeatedly emanates from it.
Unlike Obama and Kerry’s approach to diplomacy, which starts with what the people on the other side of the table want or will accept, Rex Tillerson starts with what America needs.
I pity people who celebrate the life of Fidel Castro in a knee-jerk reaction to salve their consciences for having committed themselves to failed and morally bankrupt ideas.
Libertarians are always rightly questioning the role of the state, the size of its power, and the competence of its bureaucrats.
To say Prince was ‘debauched’ or ‘a great pop entertainer’ is not sufficient: that can be said about thousands of entertainers over the last 40 years.
President Obama’s weakness in Syria gave Vladimir Putin an opening to make Russia the dominant power in the region.
President Obama thinks the main problem with the world is the United States. That’s why he needs to cut us down to size in Cuba—and everywhere else.
Venezuelans who oppose the thuggery socialism has inflicted upon their countrymen have flipped the national legislature.
Boards of trustees at the campuses afflicted with student unrest need to take decisive action. The rest of us need to apologize to millennials.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used Jeanne Kirkpatrick’s essay the way many people have been using it for years, and it risks distorting her views.
A new book by a Stanford dean identifies the problems of millennials and their parents, but fails to grasp the moral nature of these generational failings.
Congress doesn’t have to sit on its hands as President Obama reinforces Cuba’s oppressive regime.
China doesn’t fear crossing American interests, thanks to Barack Obama.
When you combine American foreign-policy failure with unwise immigration policies in Europe, you get a human wave.
Pushing ‘gender-neutral pronouns’ such as ‘xe’ and ‘zir’ are what colleges do nowadays instead of actually adding value to society.
It is important to understand who is trying desperately to get into Europe and exactly why they are.
Every time undue plaudits and deference are accorded to the United Nations, we should bring Chelsea Clinton’s private memo out of the drawer and wave it about.
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