The Fiasco in Afghanistan

The disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan will harm U.S. foreign policy for decades.

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Farewell, Angela Merkel!

During her tenure in office, Merkel has led Germany through crisis after crisis by adopting a no-nonsense, follow-the-science brand of politics. For her admirers, this is central to her appeal.

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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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Maybe America Will Be Great Again Next Year

America’s reputation has declined further over the past year among many key allies and partners. In several countries, the share of the public with a favorable view of the U.S. is as low as it has been at any point.

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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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John McCain and Donald Trump: A Retrospective

“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again because America was always great,” daughter Meghan McCain said, setting the tone for eulogies by Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

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John McCain’s Naval Academy Speech

“We have to fight. We have to fight against propaganda and crackpot conspiracy theories. We have to fight isolationism, protectionism, and nativism. We have to defeat those who would worsen our divisions. We have to remind our sons and daughters that we became the most powerful nation on earth by tearing down walls, not building them.”

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The Conservative Revolt Against Donald Trump

Liberals have good reasons to dislike Donald Trump;  conservatives have more.  Opposing this president is not about being a conservative or a liberal;  it is about being a good citizen.  Four men that have done far more to serve our country than Donald Trump agree:  Donald Trump is doing real damage to our country and it is time for ALL Americans to stand up to this danger.  

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Trade, Jobs, and Politics: Why Do Americans Think The U.S. Is Losing When It Is Actually Winning?

oliticians on both the political left and the political right have been attacking free trade and demanding the renegotiation of trade agreements. The assumption behind these attacks seems to be that the rules of the international trade system are harmful to the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Great Leaders Don’t Build Walls

One almost irrefutable lesson from world history is that those who build walls or seek to isolate themselves in order to protect and preserve and prevent or limit inevitable change ALWAYS lose in the end.

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