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James Carafano: Why Trump’s immigration speech is a game-changer

Even before the president did a microphone check for his immigration and border security speech in the White House Rose Garden, his critics were saying they hated his plan. Good. That means he must be more right than wrong. Continue reading

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James Jay Carafano: Trump tries gunboat diplomacy with Iran – Here’s why he’s doing it

The United States is sending a Navy carrier group to the Middle East. Why? Because it can.  Continue reading

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James Jay Carafano: Trump needs to convince Americans he can solve our immigration mess – Here’s how

President Trump’s challenge is to convince the American people that he is the one who takes their concerns seriously. Continue reading

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James Carafano: Russia is a menace, but blame Putin and Obama, NOT Trump

Trump has a Russia problem, but it has nothing to do with Mueller. The real problem is – well, just Russia. Continue reading

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Brexit or no Brexit, the US-British alliance remains vital

“America’s unsinkable aircraft carrier.� That’s what allied and axis fighters called Britain during World War II. Continue reading

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The ISIS caliphate is gone âₔ” but ISIS will be back

The ISIS caliphate is destroyed, but Islamist terrorists have not given up their fight — we must not let down our guard. Continue reading

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Trump’s tell-all budget. Three big lines in the sand separate the president from the progressives

What are the defining priorities evident in the Trump budget? Continue reading

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North Korea summit ends with no deal but Trump’s move sent a message that matters. What will Kim do now?

North Korean negotiators believed they could get something from Trump if they could just get him to the table. They didn’t believe U.S. negotiators who told them the president wouldn’t compromise on the pressure campaign. Kim came to Hanoi to test … Continue reading

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Trump announces another North Korea nuke summit. Here’s the big mistake he should now avoid

In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Trump announced he will hold a second nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam Feb. 27 and 28. But Trump gave no clues as to how this new round of talks will move the denucleari… Continue reading

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Everyone finally agrees China can’t be allowed to take over the world

The days when people are ok with China taking over the world are coming to an end. Fast. Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Maduro is feeling the heat both inside and outside his country. Here’s the big question now

For a socialist strongman, Maduro is looking very weak indeed. Here is why he may not stand much longer. Continue reading

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In border security debate, policy should trump rhetoric

Politicians often clothe outrageous policies in reasonable rhetoric. Donald Trump sometimes does the opposite, wrapping reasonable policy in careless rhetoric. Continue reading

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Five foreign policy headlines you can expect to see in 2019

America’s allies and enemies alike will place their 2019 foreign policy bets on a hunch: whether or not President Trump will win a second term in 2020. Continue reading

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We need Trump’s border wall plus other measures to reduce illegal immigration

In addition to a border wall, Trump has proposed important other measures needed to reduce illegal immigration. Continue reading

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