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Category: Foreign Policy

March 22, 2016
Close but No Cigar for the U.S. and Cuba

This week, Barack Obama became the first the U.S. president visit Cuba in 88 years. To be sure, his trip will mark a new milestone in the rapidly changing relationship between the two old Cold War foes. In the 15 months since the nations restored diplomatic ties, embassies have opened in Washington and Havana. Commercial […]

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March 18, 2016
Ted Cruz is Getting the Iran-Contra Band Back Together

Not to be outdone by Donald Trump's Muslim-bashing, on Tuesday Texas Senator Ted Cruz unveiled his foreign policy team. Topping his "unlikely team of foreign policy rivals" are Frank Gaffney and retired General Jerry Boykin, extremists who respectively questioned President Obama's birthplace and declared of his own Muslim enemies, "I knew my God was bigger […]

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January 18, 2016
President Bush Apologized to China for U.S. Airmen Held Captive

Years from now, Americans will look back at the Iranian hostage crisis that wasn't. One day after 10 American sailors were captured by Iranian patrols after their boats inadvertently drifted into Tehran's territorial waters, our servicemen and their equipment are back in U.S. hands. But the diplomatic thaw and rapid action by Secretary of State […]

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December 2, 2015
A Red, White and Blue Zone for Muslims in America

In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris that killed 130 and wounded hundreds more, there is little doubt that the U.S., France, the UK and other American allies will step up their strikes on Daesh targets in Syria and Iraq. Beyond that, the questions about what the coalition should--and shouldn't do--to combat ISIS […]

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November 25, 2015
Will Republicans Use Romney's "Jewish Test" for Syrian Refugees?

In the aftermath of the Paris slaughter perpetrated by French and Belgian nationals, the GOP's best and brightest are waging an incendiary rhetorical crusade to prevent 10,000 Syrian refugees from joining the roughly 2,300 already here. Among the 2016 GOP presidential field, Donald Trump declared his support for a database to track Muslims. Marco Rubio […]

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November 18, 2015
So You Say We're at War with Radical Islam...

In the wake of the horrifying ISIS attacks in Paris, the Republicans' best and brightest have one shared message for the American people. "We are at war with radical Islam," Florida Senator Marco Rubio declared, while his fellow Sunshine State Republican Jeb Bush agreed, tweeting "Yes, we are at war with radical Islamic terrorism." Former […]

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November 17, 2015
Presidents McCain and Romney Weigh in on "Aging Actress," France

In the wake of the slaughter in Paris, Republican presidential candidates current and past have rushed offer their condolences to France and their condemnation of President Obama. The GOP's 2008 nominee John McCain issued a statement declaring: "My thoughts and prayers are with all of the people of France. America stands with our ally, the […]

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November 10, 2015
How Benjamin Netanyahu Betrayed America

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday visited the White House for the first time since his failed attempt to scuttle the Iranian nuclear deal. And as the news past week once again showed, his first order of business should be to apologize to President Obama and the American people. After all, on the very […]

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August 13, 2015
Sorry, Jeb: Your Brother Lost Iraq--Twice

Things did not go well the last time Jeb Bush tried to blame President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for Dubya's calamity in Iraq. After comically flip-flopping as to whether he would have invaded Iraq knowing what he knows now, Jeb! was then humiliated by a 19 year-old college student who correctly explained […]

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July 28, 2015
For Mike Huckabee, Everything is the Holocaust

This weekend, former Arkansas Governor and flailing 2016 White House hopeful Mike Huckabee shocked many with his slander that with the Iranian nuclear deal President Obama will "take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven." But while Americans should be disgusted, they shouldn't be surprised. After all, like so many other […]

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