Contrary to conventional wisdom, Donald Trump does have a foreign policy strategy, and he’s rapidly unveiling its tactical instruments. Widespread criticism of Trump’s alleged lack of a grand global vision, replete with mockery of sequential ‘flip flops’ on Syria, Russia, China, and NATO, is the reflexive reaction of a confused political class, accustomed to checkers-playing American leaders being outmaneuvered by their chess-playing foreign peers.
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Patrick Basham directs the Democracy Institute (www.democracyinstitute.org) and is a Cato Institute (www.cato.org) adjunct scholar.
In a better world, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin would be correct about term limits. Congress already would be subject to this common-sense reform. But, it’s not. Donald Trump is therefore correct to call for a constitutional amendment to impose congressional term limits. If elected, he would seek a six-year limit for House members and a 12-year limit for senators.
Snooty types roundly mock Donald Trump’s suitability for the Oval Office. Exhibit A in the elitists’ prosecution of Trump’s candidacy is his lengthy run as a hugely popular reality show star. They ask how a misogynistic, mean-spirited, racist celebrity boss, infamous for uttering the cold-hearted phrase, “You’re fired!”, could possibly lead a nation as demographically diverse as America?
A recent Instagram photo of Donald Trump munching a Big Mac meal offers hope to blue collar America. With an economic defense of Joe Lunch Bucket as his campaign’s centerpiece, Trump should now defend working class folk from their cultural adversaries across the political spectrum.
Should Scotland be an independent country? Next week, Scottish voters answer that question and a new YouGov poll puts the yes camp in the lead for the first time.
A decade-long drumbeat of bad news about childhood obesity is now officially wrong. Michelle Obama is wrong, too. America is not in the grip of a childhood obesity epidemic and, consequently, the First Lady’s much-ballyhooed anti-obesity strategy is redundant, at best.
Public health bans often serve only to prevent legal capitalistic acts between consenting adults. But that never stops health paternalists from promoting the next ban, or the one after that.
If “a week is a long time in politics,” as the late British Prime Minister Harold Wilson maintained, then 12 years is an apparent eternity.
The transatlantic irony of the presidential election is that most Britons favor the anti-British candidate. Pew Research found 73 percent of Britons support President Obama’s re-election; only 11 percent support Mitt Romney.
American taxpayers should breathe a retrospective sigh of relief that seven years ago New York was not chosen from among five finalists to host this summer’s Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s selection of London as the 2012 host city ensured British taxpayers are picking up the exorbitant tab for the world’s most economically dubious sporting event.