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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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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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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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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Is Trump Stupid?

Trump discusses topics in a way that people like him, who don’t understand them at all, can also pretend to understand them.

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“The U.S. Needs a Russia Strategy Now More Than Ever” by Michael McFaul

“In the face of a growing Russian threat to the interests of the United States at home and around the globe, Washington still lacks anything resembling a grand strategy to meet it. Trump’s Helsinki performance showed the world that a year and a half into his administration, he has yet even to start crafting an approach. “

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“Good Dope” by Future

The Olympic Athletes from Russia have announced that they will be using Future’s “Good Dope” as their national anthem for the remainder of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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Trump Sold a $40 Million Estate to a Russian Oligarch for $100 Million

“It is imperative that Congress follow the money and conduct a thorough investigation into any potential money laundering or other illicit financial dealings between the president, his associates, and Russia,” wrote Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat.”

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Fake News Alert: Belarus Goes To “War” Against Fake Country

Veyshnoria quickly took on a geopolitical life of its own on the internet. Facebook users created a flag, map, and coat of arms for the country. Hundreds signed up to a website launched for Belarusians wishing to apply for Veyshnorian citizenship. A Wikipedia page now details Veyshnoria’s origins.

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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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