#DonaldTrump and the evisceration of NATO

From The Wall Street Journal: NATO Fires Back After Donald Trump Questions Value of Defending Allies In an unusual response to a political debate, alliance’s head says members ‘defend one another’ By Paul Sonne | Updated July 21, 2016 1:18 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization took the unusual step of …

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The New York Times: ‘The peasants are revolting!’

Thanks to William Teach, I found this gem from the editors of The New York Times: Freedom, Fireworks and Brexit By The Editorial Board: July 4, 2016 This year, the commemoration of the break with the British Empire on the Fourth of July is particularly rich in material for mulling the state of democracy and …

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The #Brexit vote: not entirely dissimilar to one we had in 1776

From The Wall Street Journal: U.K.’s Immigration Unease Animates ‘Brexit’ Vote Surge of new arrivals fuels support for leaving the European Union, as seen in one town that’s been transformed By Jenny Gross and Jason Douglas | Updated June 16, 2016 1:23 a.m. ET BOSTON, England—The changing face of this east coast market town helps …

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Donald Trump picks up a major endorsement Yeah, this one will help him!

You just can’t make up this stuff! North Korea says Trump isn’t screwy at all, a wise choice for president Jack Kim | June 1, 2016 North Korea has backed presumptive U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump, with a propaganda website praising him as “a prescient presidential candidate” who can liberate Americans living under daily fear …

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Well, that’s just TFB!

From The Wall Street Journal: Family of Driver Killed With Taliban Leader Mansour Files Case Against U.S. The complaint, filed in Pakistan, accuses unnamed U.S. officials of murder and terrorism By Qasim Nauman | May 29, 2016 3:20 p.m. ET ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—The family of a taxi driver who was killed alongside Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar …

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The success of socialism

From Salon: Hugo Chavez’s economic miracle The Venezuelan leader was often marginalized as a radical. But his brand of socialism achieved real economic gains by David Sirota | Wednesday, March 6, 2013 07:30 AM EDT For the last decade in American politics, Hugo Chavez became a potent political weapon – within a few years of …

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Da’ish must want Donald Trump to be our next President Perhaps they should be careful what they wish for

From The Wall Street Journal: Brussels Attacks Will Jolt 2016 U.S. Presidential Race An uneasy electorate will try to decide who is best prepared to protect the U.S. By Damian Paletta | Updated March 22, 2016 4:29 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The terrorist attacks in Brussels posed an immediate test for the winnowing field of presidential candidates, …

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The only fat guy in North Korea wants to blow up another hole in the ground Hooray for Kim Jung-un!

From Reuters: North Korean leader says will soon test nuclear warhead By Jack Kim and James Pearson | March 15, 2016 SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would soon test a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday, in what …

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Foreign Policy 101: There are no moderate Iranian leaders!

From The Wall Street Journal: Moderates, Reformists Win Key Iran Election Races Results indicate repudiation to hard-line opponents of landmark nuclear deal By Aresu Eqbali and Asa Fitch | Updated Feb. 29, 2016 9:32 a.m. ET TEHRAN—Moderates and reformists close to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have won key seats in Iran’s parliament and Assembly of …

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