Can Libertarians Be Honest About Immigration and Assimilation?

Balanced on the edge of the deplatforming abyss, but still standing, is Vincent James. He is one of the last prominent YouTube video commentators with outspoken views on America’s immigration policies and how they affect America’s electoral politics. Even though his channel was demonetized and algorithmically suppressed, he continues to produce videos that frequently attract

By | 2019-10-22T01:35:47-07:00 October 21st, 2019|Tags: |

What America Should Learn from a Mexico in Retreat

Last week, the streets of Mexico’s state of Sinaloa’s capital, Culiacan, became a warzone rivaling Syria and Somalia. Videos have circulated of cartel gunmen using armed technicals, .50-caliber sniper rifles, and belt-fed machine guns attacking hapless soldiers and police. The situation began as cartel retaliation for the arrest of El Chapo’s son, Ovidio Guzmán López.

By | 2019-10-21T22:50:56-07:00 October 21st, 2019|Tags: |

Our Alliance With Turkey Through NATO Is a Mistake

Who wags? Who gets wagged? What good are alliances? Most defenses of President Trump’s abandonment of America’s Kurdish co-belligerents to Turkey’s cruelties are insincere—for example, Trump was elected to leave the Middle East; his detractors want to stay there. No doubt some do. But the real argument is over how we leave. Nothing obliges us

By | 2019-10-20T22:46:13-07:00 October 20th, 2019|Tags: |

‘Orange Man Bad’ Becomes Foreign Policy

Have you noticed an uptick in the appearance of a specific talking point from the political and military elite about President Trump’s recent drawdown in northern Syria? It goes something like this: Yes, the president was in a tight spot in Syria—caught between Turkey, a NATO ally, and the Kurds, who we were allied with

By | 2019-10-18T08:58:20-07:00 October 17th, 2019|Tags: |

National Security Doesn’t Care About Your Feelings

Ben Shapiro has become famous for the line: “Facts don’t care about your feelings!” Neither does strategy. And the last week should serve as a lesson in how to do strategy properly, and how to serve the national interest: clinically and without emotion. Since President Trump made his decision to relocate 50 U.S. troops from

By | 2019-10-20T22:47:10-07:00 October 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Imagining Donald Trump’s Future for America

Anyone who thinks President Trump’s victory is inevitable in 2020 is not paying attention. The entire weight of America’s profiteering elites is arrayed against him. But what if he wins anyway? What if enough voters realize they’re being conned by the Democrats? What if enough voters decide they don’t want to feel like unwanted usurpers

By | 2019-10-15T21:03:24-07:00 October 15th, 2019|Tags: |

Finishing Honorably, Finishing Safely

President Trump’s decision to allow Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, an enemy of America, slaughter northern Syria’s Kurds is as unwise as it is dishonorable. Of course, America’s interest is to leave the Middle East to its own devices. But history reminds us that exiting commitments is often more consequential than making them. When war-weary Athenians

By | 2019-10-15T20:30:00-07:00 October 14th, 2019|Tags: |

Escaping the Middle Eastern Labyrinth

During the presidency of George W. Bush, his repeated, almost robotic calls to “stay the course” in Iraq were the mark of a man who had run out of ideas. As casualties mounted and progress faltered, his persistence exemplified a tragic and costly sincerity. John McCain expressed similar themes in his 2008 campaign, suggesting we

By | 2019-10-15T20:30:39-07:00 October 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Turkey’s Return to the Mideast Threatens Iran

Going back to the time of the Ottoman Empire, which ruled from present-day Turkey and presided over a dominion which stretched across much of the Middle East and parts of North Africa, the Muslim world was divided between two sides of the Islamic coin: the first was that of the majority Sunnis and the second

By | 2019-10-15T22:47:17-07:00 October 12th, 2019|Tags: |

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