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The Diplomacy of Narcissism


E.J. Dionne, Washington PostWASHINGTON — The problem with “America First” is that it describes an attitude, not a purpose. It substitutes selfishness for realism.It implies that nations can go it alone, that we stand for nothing beyond our immediate self-interest, and that we should give little thought to how the rest of humanity thinks or lives. It suggests that if we are strong enough, we can prosper no matter how…

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ISIS Wins When Christians Leave the Middle East


Carl Anderson, RealClearPoliticsMilitarily, ISIS is on the ropes. Mosul is falling, and the “caliphate’s” hold on Raqqa is tenuous. The land under their control has been substantially reduced and ISIS’ financial strength has likewise been severely limited. ISIS may be wounded, and increasingly surrounded, but quarry is seldom more dangerous than when it is cornered, and that is certainly proving to be the case here as well. The terror group…

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Trump vs. Waters–Who Should Be Impeached?


Larry Elder, Investor’s Business DailyAlmost from the moment President Donald Trump recited the oath of office, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., began a quest for Trump’s impeachment. But given Waters’ record of 26 years in Congress (plus a prior 14 years in the California State Assembly), she should worry far more about the possibility of her own impeachment for leadership malpractice. Here is a summary of some of her greatest hits:…

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The Ghost of Mike Flynn


Rosie Gray, The AtlanticThe ghost of Michael Flynn haunts this White House.He only served as national-security adviser for 24 days. But Flynn propelled Donald Trump’s fledgling presidency into a constant state of accelerating crisis. Some of the key events of the last two weeks—the firing of FBI Director James Comey, Trump’s reported ask to Comey to stop investigating Flynn—lead back directly to the melodrama of Flynn’s brief tenure….

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