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The central fallacy of Obama’s Iran policy

Foreign Policy Initiative analyst Tzvi Kahn writes: Iran’s trial of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian demonstrates that Tehran expects no meaningful consequences from America for its actions. On the contrary, Washington’s desperate...Show More Summary

So many candidates, so much promise

The GOP field is beginning to look like that ship cabin in “A Night at the Opera” — crowded and verging on chaotic. It may eventually include former Florida governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Texas governor Rick Perry, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former New York governor George […]

Hillary Clinton brings her bubble with her

More interesting than Bill Clinton’s shell company and the Clinton Foundation’s receipt of thousands of dollars from the just-indicted and widely reviled FIFA (but arguably a FIFA beneficiary, Qatar, whom also sent the foundation money, is much worse ethics-wise), is the newest Clinton pretense. Not the Southern accent — the other pretense. The New York Times […]

Morning Bits

That about sums it up. “Mr. Obama is handing Iraq to Iran as he gives Iran a green light to nuclear weapons, at the latest in ten years, as he unblocks $150 billion that has been frozen, without even getting a reduction in rhetorical abuse from Tehran. Tom Friedman of the New York Times infamously called […]

Seven reasons why Rick Santorum will lose

Rick Santorum has decided his party and country need him, so he’s throwing his hat into the ring for 2016. So for the Republicans who want to win the White House, don’t worry— he won’t come anywhere close to his success in 2012. Here’s why: 1. Satan 2. Birth control 3. 41 percent – That […]

Experts shred Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy

Sandy Berger, Stephen Hadley, Dennis Ross, James Jeffrey and Robert Satloff — who represent a wide array of political viewpoints and served in either Democratic or Republican administrations — have put out a report that implicitly criticizes nearly every aspect of the Obama-Hillary Clinton-John Kerry foreign policy. It should be read in full, but I […]

Time for Congress to bury a rotten Iran deal

The Iran talks have taken a predictable turn, according to news reports: Talks over Iran’s nuclear program are bogging down because Tehran’s negotiators are reluctant to put in writing previous concessions that may be deeply unpopular at home, current and former diplomats said Tuesday. With the negotiations’ June 30 deadline about a month away, the […]

Iraq incoherence

After Defense Secretary Ashton Carter denigrated the Iraqi army on national TV, declaring that it lacked the will to fight, Vice President Joe Biden reportedly called the Iraqi prime minister to mend fences. What ensued was total incoherence. Politico reported: The White House on Tuesday offered cautious words of support for Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, […]

Rand Paul goes off the deep end

Here’s a hypothesis: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been sinking in the pools for a good long time now. His brand of libertarianism is badly out of touch with world events and the zeitgeist of the GOP. He has picked too many fights with Christian evangelicals and conservative Jews. His flip-flopping only made things worse, […]

What are they saying in Iowa?

It is worth keeping an eye on the Iowa caucuses, not because they will select the winner (they rarely do) or because they will eliminate candidates. (With a field this big and so many proportional states, why not stick around?) Iowa is important because candidates and the media pay a disproportionate amount of attention to […]

Why Democrats and Republicans should cheer the 5th Circuit

The states’ win in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the administration’s executive order on deferred deportation is not the final word on the matter. A full consideration of the case on its merits, as well as a full appeal from the lower court’s injunction, still await. But the rebuke for the president leaves […]

Morning Bits

Well, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has this part right: “Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks Hillary Clinton’s wealth could ‘isolate’ the presidential contender from the concerns of working-class voters....When you hustle money like that, you don’t sit in restaurants like this.... You sit in restaurants where you’re spending—I don’t know what […]

Obama’s immigration order strikes out at 5th Circuit

The Associated Press reports: “A federal appeals court refused Tuesday to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action that could shield as many as 5 million immigrants illegally living in the U.S. from deportation. The U.S. Justice Department had asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a Texas judge who […]

Hillary Clinton’s undistinguished record

Once the GOP debates begin — or perhaps earlier, since debate slots are limited — the GOP candidates will be forced to engage in some compare-and-contrast arguments with one another. It is striking how many candidates are governors and ex-governors who have accomplished a lot. Cut taxes? John Kasich (Ohio), Jeb Bush (Florida), Rick Perry […]

Obama has no sense of urgency when it matters

The Obama-Clinton-Kerry foreign policy is characterized by a lack of concern about dangerous events in the world and ridicule for those who call for action, those they dub “warmongers.” The Islamic State is taking territory? Just a setback. Syria again is using chemical weapons? Well, chlorine doesn’t really count. (Actually, it does.) Anti-Semitism is rampant in […]

An aimless strategy against the Islamic State

Bloomberg reports: Islamic State’s seizure of Ramadi has revived a debate in the Obama administration about whether to send a limited number of U.S. military specialists to Iraqi battlefields to target airstrikes on the extremists. The group’s advances in the capital of Anbar province have called attention to the limits of using U.S. airpower to […]

What Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are doing right

If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness […]

Obama blames the victim, looks for excuses on Iraq

First, the president did it in an interview last week, asserting, “If the Iraqis themselves are not willing or capable to arrive at the political accommodations necessary to govern, if they are not willing to fight for the security of their country, we cannot do that for them.” The usually sober and precise Defense Secretary Ashton […]

An irrational regime

As we have noted, President Obama’s notion that a revolutionary Islamic, virulently anti-Semitic regime can nevertheless be rational or is “moderating” is wrong-headed and dangerous.  More evidence arises each day that the ideological...Show More Summary

Morning Bits

President Obama adheres  to his disastrous Syria policy: “Syrian civil defense workers and doctors have documented 35 barrel bomb attacks where chlorine was allegedly used since 16 March – the latest of which was on Tuesday near the former regime stronghold of Jisr al-Shughour – with more than 1,000 injuries and nine deaths. More than 20 […]

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