The Trump Tapes, the Trump Vote: Maintaining Perspective

There are monumental issues confronting America in terms of national security, foreign policy, the economy, and the corruption and politicization of the IRS, FBI and Justice Department.  Hillary is more problem than solution to every one of these issues. If I have to hold my nose over some of Trump’s actions to vote against her, so be it; too much else is at stake.

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For Israel-Focused Voters, Republicans Have the Far-Stronger Case

Donald Trump may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  But considering his far more solidly pro-Israel team, Republican commitment to repeal FATCA, Democratic unreliability towards Israel and Hillary’s deplorable Israel record (beyond her words), it’s not a close call. 

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It’s a Wonderful Middle East

There is a lot of George Bailey in America’s foreign policy DNA.  And, like George, we’ve now seen in the Middle East the dystopia of a world in which we are absent. 

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Principled Foreign Policy Requires a Republican Senate

Unfortunately, no Senate Democrats have shown much resistance of any kind to Obama; each reliably rubber-stamps unwise White House foreign policy dictates even when they disagree with administration positions. This is hardly the leadership we need.
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Was Israel’s Defence Minister Right to Rip Obama?

Just weeks ago, Israel intercepted a ship, the Klos C, with a cargo of sophisticated Iranian weapons destined for Iranian proxy armies terrorising Israel. Just days ago, those same Iranian proxies fired dozens of rockets at Israel.  Was there even a word of serious American protest to the Iranians? Did it even slightly alter the American negotiating posture? 

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Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings

Troubling as America’s apparent declare-diplomatic-victory-and-get-out approach to squandering Iranian sanctions may be, it is making other countries scramble to adjust.  And that may prove useful, especially to Israel.   Iran and America may have inadvertently done more to advance Mideast peace than all previous peace plans, conferences and initiatives combined.  Continue reading

The Liberal Impulse, Iran, and The Great Moderate Hope

 Iran’s new president, Hassan Rohani, is just the latest brutal, dangerous leader inexplicably given the benefit of the doubt by so many liberal defenders of human rights, though no real doubt of his nature exists.  Why? Continue reading