Why military build-up, or war, isn't a solution to economic woes

Why military build-up, or war, isn't a solution to economic woes

“Never let a serious crisis go to waste,” a political adage in its most recent iteration attributed to former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, long predated the Obama administration and will continue as long as politics exists. Times of crisis, whether natural or man-made, will always make it easier to pass previously unacceptable policies either as a remedy to the crisis or to little fanfare while the public is distracted by tragedy or chaos.

John Bolton Meets His Fate

John Bolton Meets His Fate

John Bolton is everything you don’t want in a national security adviser. He is as stubborn as a rhinoceros, as crafty as a snake, and as dangerous as a scorpion. Bolton’s is an extreme black-and-white view of the world: if you aren’t an ally of the United States, you are an adversary who needs a boot on your neck in the form of U.S. military force or economic sanctions.

The Trump-Bolton maximum pressure campaign against Iran has failed miserably

The Trump-Bolton maximum pressure campaign against Iran has failed miserably

While negotiations between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and France’s Emmanuel Macron are showing signs of a breakthrough, U.S.-Iran relations have deteriorated. Though Macron insists Rouhani may enter talks with President Trump soon, the broader trajectory of Washington’s relationship with Tehran over the past three years has been away from effective negotiations.

The effective use of our 'great military' will keeps us safe

The effective use of our 'great military' will keeps us safe

In a White House speech last May, President Trump made a familiar claim for American politicians: “We have the greatest military, right now, that the world has ever known.” Given the current composition, organization and capabilities of the world’s leading militaries, there is presently no nation on earth that could successfully launch a surprise, unprovoked attack against the United States and defeat us.