Friday, September 28, 2018

Italy budget, anti-Americanism, Lindsey Graham, Ryder Cup

Italy charts a course for fiscal oblivion. The Italian government’s new budget is a very dangerous joke.
The great lie of the European far-left: American patriotism is pernicious nationalism. The reality of why the far-left hates America is America itself.

Lindsey Graham just took the first step towards a 2024 Republican presidential run. The Senator has the potential of unifying the disparate wings of the GOP.
Trump should go to the Ryder Cup in Paris, France. The president has good sporting and diplomatic reason to attend the biennial golf tournament.

Kavanaugh testimony, US tech, Netanyahu Iran, Venezuela invasion, Mark Judge

Brett Kavanaugh must not allow his anger to define him. The Supreme Court justice has every right to be defiant, but he must remember he is a federal judge first and foremost.
The US should stop tech giants from playing nice with China. The US should establish export licensing conditions to prevent US intellectual property from being used to serve authoritarians.
Why Benjamin Netanyahu just busted Iran’s atomic deception. The Israeli Prime Minister wants to strengthen Trump’s crackdown and illuminate the cracks in the 2015 nuclear deal.
It would be a mistake to use US military force against Venezuela. The conditions to justify such action are not currently present.
Hearing Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony, Republican Senators should pressure Mark Judge to give his version of history. Judge is the third person related to the Ford-Kavanaugh situation.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

EU Iran, Ben Rhodes, Labour Brexit, Germany Poland

 The European Union plan to evade U.S. sanctions won’t work. The special vehicle mechanism is a magnet for U.S. sanctions enforcement.
Ben Rhodes still doesn’t realize that command leadership isn’t about being popular. The Obama official fails to recognize how his strategy was so disastrous.
The Labour Party passes a resolution and strengthens Theresa May’s electoral hand. Its call for a second referendum will bring Brexit voters into the Conservatives.
To Germany and Poland, Trump offers two different messages at the United Nations. The president called out Germany’s submission to Russian energy extortion.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Russia S300, Iran threats, Trump UN, Durham dicks, Corbyn nukes

Why Russia’s S-300 delivery to Assad won’t change much for Israel. Putin is charting a careful path here. One designed to avoid escalation with the Israelis.

Why Iran’s threats against the US over the Ahvaz attack are so notable. The Iranian regime is unified in its anger and specific blaming of America.
What Trump should tell the UN on Tuesday. The president should focus on three messages.
Durham University and the meaning of a penis. A penis is an identifier for a male. Thus for a philosophy student to be attacked for saying so is to attack both biology and philosophy itself.
The radioactive stupidity of Jeremy Corbyn’s nuclear deterrence strategy. The Labour Party leader’s right hand man just doubled down on making Britain vulnerable to nuclear attack.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Rod Rosenstein, Trump Iran, EU peace, China-Russia

 Rod Rosenstein must be investigated over claims that he unjustly plotted against Trump. That investigation must either clear him or see him fired.
The world won’t support Trump’s Iran agenda. Meeting at the U.N. next week, Trump wants to persuade the world to join his crackdown on Iran.
The European Union’s absurd peace day arrogance. In a particularly idiotic tweet, the EU shows it doesn’t understand the nature of international order.
Trump’s double whammy blow against China and Russia. Sanctioning various officials, Trump undercuts China’s confidence and Russia’s mercantile strategy.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Pompeo Pyongyang, Iran AQ, May Brexit, Macron economy, Sahara wall

Mike Pompeo must not visit Pyongyang without first getting this North Korean compromise. Kim Jong Un must show some seriousness about the diplomatic process.
Why Iran and al Qaeda occasionally cooperate with each other. It’s a mix of shared enemies and strategic necessity.
Theresa May is stuck between a Brexit rock and two political whirlpools. The prime minister is outflanked on all sides, but she might still win the day.
To fix France’s economy, President Macron must be far bolder. The current economic reform package is too lite to have a significant impact.
Many Europeans will welcome Trump’s Sahara wall comment. Not because it’s a good idea, but because it reflects a shared concern over illegal-immigration.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Pyongyang deal, EU expenses, Trump Sessions, India illuminated

The new deal between Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in is worthless. Pledging to close a site that it no longer uses, North Korea is again proving that it won’t - willingly - make concessions.
The European Union is refusing to publish its MPs expense accounts. Why? Because the EU is an arrogant joke of an institution.
President Trump looks weak when he attacks Jeff Sessions on Twitter. The president hired Sessions and can fire him, but wants Sessions to make it easy on him. Sessions won’t oblige.
How a tragic photograph illuminates India’s better future. It shows human suffering but it sparked human salvation.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Russia and Israel, Moon and Trump, Haley versus Russia

Why Russia can’t blame Israel for its aircraft loss in Syria. The Russians knew that the Syrians were children playing with fire, and that Israel won’t watch Iran take over Syria.
When it comes to North Korea, Trump and Moon are on two very different planets. The two leaders have divergent interests and strategies.

Nikki Haley confronts Russia’s sanctions busting. The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. rightly calls out Russia for its deception over the supply of energy to Pyongyang.

Friday, September 14, 2018

China in Venezuela, I can hear you, Paul Manafort, F-22 vs Su-35

What if China sets up a naval base in Venezuela? The possibility is increasingly realistic and would fit perfectly with Chinese political and military ambitions.
I can hear you! 17 years ago today, Bush’s greatest moment: The former president delivered leadership to a nation in shock. And then kept it up.
Don’t pardon Paul Manafort. For Trump to release Manafort from responsibility over his corruption would hurt justice and Trump himself.
The F-22 is not at a disadvantage against the Su-35. Quite the contrary, the F-22 platform offers a range of significant tactical advantages against its Russian counterforce.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Erdogan Idlib, Prisoner evacuation, NYPD scandal, Cats Dogs

How Turkey’s president Erdogan is attempting to restrain Putin in Idlib. The Turkish leader is moving armored forces into key blocking positions. It probably won’t work.
Why South Carolina might be right to keep prisoners in the path of Hurricane Florence. It’s about prisoner safety, and practical weather conditions.
The NYPD brothel scandal is a tale of good policing as well as bad. If not for the NYPD-IAB this corruption might never have been detected.
Let people eat cats and dogs. The federal government has no business legislating on an issue that causes no harm.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Putin's GRU coverup, Assad and retaliation, EC president Juncker, Income tax cuts

An inside look about why and how Putin is lying in relation to the Skripal assassination team. The Russian president must buy time for a cover story fiction.
Why and how Trump should militarily retaliate against Assad if he uses chemical weapons again. The need is vested in U.S. security interests.
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker wants to make a U.S.E. He just evidenced his ongoing ambition of destroyed European national sovereignty.
Absent commensurate spending reforms, Republicans should not make the income tax cuts permanent. The deficit related vulnerabilities are too much to ignore.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Erdogan - Putin, modern Orwell, Trump China, Navalny's duel

In Syria, Erdogan wakes up to Putin's bloody smile. The Turkish president has just realized that Putin has utterly played him.

Echoing Orwell's 1984, British politicians try to ban private speech on Facebook. Their new legislation is authoritarian and unnecessary.

Trump would be clever to sanction Chinese officials for their treatment of the Uighurs. It would signal U.S. moral leadership and undercut China's global ambitions.

A Putin crony just lost a social media duel with Alexei Navalny. The two Russians have countermanding views of civil society, but only one of them is good at social media!

Monday, September 10, 2018

PLO office, Sweden Democrats, Corbyn's fanaticism, Dulles airport

Closing the Palestinian PLO office in Washington doesn’t serve US interests or the cause of peace. In fact, it reeks of shortsighted Trump administration petulance.
The lesson of Sweden Democrats’ election success is that you can’t fight populism with insults. You have to respect voters and offer alternative solutions.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is trying to purge its own pro-Jewish MPs. This isn’t a joke. It reflects a sustaining vein of British far-left antisemitism.
Dulles international airport is a national disgrace. Badly run and badly resourced, it gives a very bad impression of America.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Russia vs US in Syria, Conservative economic morality, McCain nuked Moore

Why it’s not so crazy to think the Russians would attack U.S. forces in Syria. Vladimir Putin is a leader willing to take calculated risks for grand ambitions.
Conservatives should preach the economic data from the rooftops! The August jobs report shows that free market capitalism works wonders over socialism.
That time John McCain nuked Michael Moore. The former Senator was clear-sighted in challenging Moore’s idiotic defense of Saddam Hussein’s regime.