The Post-American Order

If Trump is reelected, his “America first” foreign policy will have been validated, and the result will be an America snarling into decline. The admiration for the United States that reduces the cost of everything it tries to achieve in the world will evaporate, and other countries will move on, shaping a new order to protect themselves from a self-seeking, often hostile United States.

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“Biden Will Make America Lead Again” by William McRaven

We need a president who understands the importance of American leadership, at home and abroad. We need a leader of integrity whose decency and sense of respect reflects the values we expect from our president. We need a president for all Americans, not just half of America.

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Unlike Trump, Ben Sasse Is a Republican That Tells It Like It is

Sasse, who did not vote for Trump in 2016, offered an honest and revealing assessment of the President. In fact, most of Sasse’s criticisms of Trump are the same ones made by some of Trump’s most vocal critics.

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“Which Past Is Prologue?” By Margaret MacMillan

These troubled times are not all Trump’s fault, but he has made things worse. The damage is difficult to measure, the United States has lost much of its moral authority.

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The 2019 State of the Union Recap

For once, Trump’s lying did not take center stage during the 2019 State of the Union. Rather, “the Donald” lost the stage to an seasoned political veteran and a young political prop. If you missed the speech, here are the highlights.

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America’s Global Image: Not Great, Again

Donald Trump is not making America great again. In fact, global respect for the US has rarely been worse.

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Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?

“But in the last few years, the number of refugees annually resettled by the U.S. has not consistently grown in step with a worldwide refugee population that has expanded nearly 50% since 2013, according to a Pew Research Center analysis.

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Iran, Trump and The Nuclear Deal

“Decertifying could have an outcome typical of Mr. Trump’s presidency. Mr. Trump would feel good about honouring a pledge; an achievement of Mr. Obama’s would be threatened; and America’s reputation overseas would be further diminished.”

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Trump Needs a Lot of Help with Foreign Policy

Managing our country’s foreign policy is, by constitutional design and practical necessity, the most important task of the modern US president. Electing a person like Trump with little knowledge and competence in this area is deeply troubling.

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