Every U.S. president for the past quarter-century has thought he could improve relations with Russia. Now comes Putin’s first formal summit meeting with President Trump next week in Finland. What should we to expect and worry about?
Harsh rhetoric, humiliation, and disdain both for true patriots and America’s partners alone will not revive the American Century, but can singularly work to divide our nation, destroy our reputation, and dissipate our global leadership.
One of the more serious problems with America’s current fixation on instant gratification is its indulgence in instant outrage. Most Americans weren’t born by 1969, so, they think today’s civic rudeness is unprecedented. It’s not.
Did the Supreme Court just give the president the power of decree? The travel ban ruling is a parsed argument that effectively states the president of the United States has the authority to proclaim that his national security policies are overarching and that his being is infallible.
Unlike most recent presidents, Donald Trump does not have a White House communications director. He doesn’t need one. Trump is his own executive producer. Once reserved for the high and the mighty, the Oval Office under this president is the main set for his image-making.
Caging kids in the U.S. is reprehensible, but China's closed door is, too. China doesn’t have a refugee problem. It’s policy is as simple as it is heartless. It effectively refuses to take any. The result? No refugees means no refugee problem.
Clearly, the Trump-Kim nuclear-weapons summit had all the elements to make it historic, must-see TV. What is unknown, despite the blizzard of post-summit coverage, criticism and speculation, is exactly what the event might actually mean, if anything.
Kim Jong Un just got one of the most coveted invitations for any foreign leader — a White House visit. That would make Kim the latest in a string of despots and dictators who over the years get to pose for an Oval Office grip and grin.
Election day in America reinforces our democratic values and reminds us that power resides in the hands of the people. In too many nations, however, the electoral process and democratic institutions are fractured and failing.
The Supreme Court determined that government bureaucrats can hate religious people all they want, but they need to keep their mouths shut when they discriminate against the faithful. Nonetheless, a win is a win and Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cake Shop won.
I apologize for being so sick of apologies. No, I take that back. What is this with apologies these days? Apologies have been a running story and meme, an actual industry covered ad nauseum by cable channels, as if they’re important.
A German Federal Government social media page released video of the first time President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin met in person. The videos shows them shaking hands at the 2017 Hamburg summit on July 7. Note: no audio.