Tag Archives: Donald Trump

James Mattis’ War

Donald Trump's speech on "principled realism" in Afghanistan contained few surprises. Now, under the aegis of DOD chief Mattis it is the latest stage in America’s "forever war."

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As US Influence Wanes, Is Germany Ready to Step In?

Can Germany expand its international influence in the wake of a partial withdrawal of the U.S. from the international stage depends on its ability to play a regionally integrating role, either at the European Union or in other multilateral fora.

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One Way Trump Went Big League in His First 100 Days

The stack of executive orders, proclamations and memoranda Trump has signed makes other presidents' stacks look puny.

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Would Trump’s Tax Cut Be the Biggest Ever? Fat Chance

The bar for achieving that lofty goal was set almost 150 years ago when Congress cut taxes from as high as 10 percent to zero over two years.

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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Only Weakens the U.S.

The White House's new Muslim ban does nothing to protect us. Rather than pursuing a global, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda policy that harms the United States’ reputation at home and abroad, the White House would be better served by recognizing the many contributions of immigrants to both our economy and our communities.

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Trump’s Immigration Order is Bad Foreign Policy

This isn't the first time the US has banned people based on nationality. History shows these exclusions have put our national security at risk and caused rifts with foreign allies.

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Integrity and Character

Neither Obama nor Biden boast tonnes of money, multiple houses and fleet of cars, escorted by massive security after all these years at top posts. And with heads held high, they walk out of their official residences to private homes and public transport. Do or can these examples shame the rulers in countries like Pakistan?

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Understanding Trump’s Inaugural Speech

The speech mimicked today’s political climate. For his base, it will be received as a call for all Americans to unify around his agenda. For his opponents, it will be seen as not only negative, but divisive.

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Who is Betsy DeVos?

Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's billionaire nominee for education, start on Jan. 11. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.

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America in Transition

Even his detractors would like Trump to succeed, if he succeeds the US succeeds. The Presidential transition notwithstanding, more importantly there is another far-reaching but very troubling transition. Can extremists reverse what was started by President Abraham Lincoln almost 150 years ago?

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