Governing Takes a Team

Bernie Sanders—a supporter of Cuba’s and Venezuela’s Communist regimes, whose honeymoon idyll was the Soviet Union, passionate and earnest about his beliefs—now appears likeliest to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. The number and quality of the young surrogates with whom he has surrounded himself show his seriousness about breaking a lot of America’s

By | 2020-02-17T22:58:20-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Tags: |

Trump’s Crackdown on Sanctuary Cities Is Good…

This week, Attorney General Bill Barr's Department of Justice announced a raft of lawsuits against sanctuary jurisdictions that are undermining the ability of the federal government to enforce the nation’s immigration laws. So-called sanctuary policies are designed to prevent local and state law enforcement from cooperating with ICE and the Border Patrol. The goal? To

By | 2020-02-14T00:28:47-07:00 February 14th, 2020|Tags: |

How China Recruits Allies Against America

Former Vice President Joe Biden and other critics of President Trump’s China policy say the president should not have imposed tariffs unilaterally. Instead of “going it alone,” the armchair generals opine, we should be “working with allies” to confront the People Republic’s systemic cheating.  The record shows that those saying this are either profoundly ignorant

By | 2020-02-11T22:38:07-07:00 February 11th, 2020|Tags: |

Victor Orbán’s Lesson in Prudence for Western Intellectuals

To judge by what scares liberals internationally, the unassuming Israeli academic Yoram Hazony is the most dangerous intellectual active today. The National Conservatism Conference he organized in Rome last week has already been demonized in The Guardian and elsewhere. The one British member of Parliament in attendance, Daniel Kaczynski, was forced by the Tories to

By | 2020-02-10T22:00:54-07:00 February 9th, 2020|Tags: |

DHS to New York: Drop Dead

New York state in June became the 13th state to pass a law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. As part of New York’s “Green Light Law,” the state also cut off the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from accessing its Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) data. This was a necessary step, according to

By | 2020-02-10T22:01:31-07:00 February 8th, 2020|Tags: |

Is Xi Jinping Losing China’s ‘Mandate of Heaven’?

China’s Communist Party has let the cat out of the bag. Things are so bad for their country right now that they fear the coronavirus outbreak could threaten President Xi Jinping’s grip on absolute power. It’s possible, especially if reports about the extent of the outbreak are to be believed. (In all likelihood, the severity

By | 2020-02-07T21:19:34-07:00 February 7th, 2020|Tags: |

Javanka’s Concerning Ties To Google

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is in hot water over a salacious affair allegation revealed by an ex-business associate. While the gossip rags are having a field day with those allegations, the more important story revealed in the leaks is Schmidt’s ties to Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. One of the text

By | 2020-02-07T21:18:58-07:00 February 6th, 2020|Tags: |

Coronavirus, the ‘Phase One’ China Deal, and Globalization

It is said that the first casualty of war is the truth. That would make globalization, and specifically the “Phase One” trade deal with China, the second casualty in the war against the coronavirus. The first casualty—truth—occurred in December, when the Chinese Communist Party hid the outbreak just as it continues to hide the true number

By | 2020-02-05T21:42:00-07:00 February 4th, 2020|Tags: |

America First Trade Agenda Prevails

President Trump won the 2016 election promising to renegotiate outdated trade deals that have outsourced American jobs and capital to foreign countries, which often have higher trade barriers or weaker labor and environmental standards than the United States. These unfair advantages benefit not only adversarial Communist China, with imperial ambitions, but also the European Union,

By | 2020-02-02T18:20:43-07:00 February 2nd, 2020|Tags: |

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