Washington's Farewell Address Foresaw the Danger of Factions
George Washington announced his permanent retreat from the world 220 years ago today. His “Farewell Address,” first drafted by Madison and later amended and expanded by Hamilton, was printed in nearly every newspaper in America and read widely throughout Europe.
Codias, a New Social Network for Conservatives
To the great consternation of conservatives, the Obama years have demonstrated, if there was any doubt, where the political sympathies of social-media giants such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter really lie.
Cody Brown wants to do something about that.
Did Donald Trump Just Become the Front-runner?
Just before Labor Day, National Review published a story assessing Donald Trump’s standing in the nation’s key battleground states, based on loads of demographic data and post-convention polling. The piece sought to determine whether Trump had any realistic ...
Is the Presidential Race Actually between the IRS and Wikileaks?
Of course, the presidential race is between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But what if there’s another parallel race going on — a race to see how much scandalous material on both candidates will leak out before the election and ...
Glenolden, Pa. — From Erie in the west to Scranton in the east, Pennsylvania is flecked with casualties the stubborn economic sluggishness and relentless globalization have inflicted on industrial communities. But in this middle-class Philadelphia suburb, Tom Danzi knows that the ...
University Warns Students Against Thoughtcrime
American universities have crossed a new threshold in the progressive war on independent thought: Clark University has told its students that “showing surprise” can now constitute an act of aggression against another student.
Last week, the New York Times ran ...
Obama’s Cash-for-Jihad Program
The Obama State Department is convinced that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his regime’s cronies are financing terrorism. How come? Well, because they conduct business in cash.
In fact, in its most recent annual report on state sponsors of ...
How an Online Series Became a Counter-Cultural Play
Here is The Loser Letters’ lead character, A. F. Christian, explaining what the series, which originally ran on National Review Online, was all about:
“It’s not like the Letters are heavy lifting. They’re not some excruciosaurus brain-busting treatise ...
If They're Not Paying Attention, the Left Could Be Surprised In November
‘This shouldn’t be close, but it’s close,” President Obama told the audience at a fundraiser this week in New York. “The presidential race, we should win. But Donald Trump got the nomination, so weird stuff happens.”
How weird? ...
How Donald Trump Sabotaged the Best Week of His Campaign
Donald Trump and his allies had been privately celebrating Hillary Clinton’s stumbles — first on the campaign trail last weekend and then in the polls this week, which seemed to tighten dramatically after the former secretary of state was forced ...
Hillary Clinton just had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
Last Friday night, speaking at a private fundraiser, Clinton said that “half of Trump supporters” could be put in a “basket of deplorables.” They are, she said, “racist, ...
Obama’s Resetting His Own Foreign Policy
If actions speak louder than words, then Barack Obama has been systematically admitting the failure of his own foreign policy. With the notable — very notable — exception of his Iran policy, his actions over the past year reveal an increasingly aggressive ...
The Wind at His Back, His Foot in His Mouth
The wind is at Trump’s back. After a week of a devastating Clinton combo of condescension, frailty, and deceit, the polls began to turn around.
The RealClearPolitics average has Clinton up by just 1.5 points nationally. The latest state polls ...
Edward Snowden, the former CIA and NSA contractor responsible for the worst leak in the history of American intelligence, is seeking a presidential pardon. “These were necessary things, these were vital things” to disclose, Snowden told the Guardian in an ...
Debunking the Debunkers on Sugar
Dr. Courtney Gaine is having a very bad week.
She and her colleagues have been receiving calls, e-mails, and tweets accusing them of killing hundreds of thousands of people and asking how they sleep at night. “I never anticipated the ...
North Carolina’s Early Ballots Jump Election-Day Gun by Two Months
Election Day is here!
November 8 is more than seven weeks away. Nonetheless, Americans already are voting for Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump.
North Carolina officials started to mail absentee ballots by request on September 9. Some most likely reached mailboxes ...
Trump’s Child-Care Proposal: Be Like Sweden?
There may be valid criticisms of the Trump (Ivanka as much as Donald) child-care proposal, but the New York Times and the Huffington Post did not find them.
As is always the case with new proposed social spending, the New ...
The Year of Political Re-enactors
The thought came to me as I watched the Cleveland police clear away protesters from the city’s Public Square. Half a dozen on horseback, nearly a dozen or so on heavy-duty bikes, the cops deftly corralled the protesters without ...
If you are the status quo candidate in a change election in which the national mood is sour and two-thirds of the electorate think the country is on the wrong track, what do you do? Attack. Relentlessly. Paint your opponent ...
Texas’s AG Pushes Back on the ‘Green 20’ Coalition’s Anti-ExxonMobil Subpoenas
When Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey subpoenaed ExxonMobil for 40 years’ worth of company documents in April, she alleged the energy giant had engaged in a conspiracy to bury its scientific understanding of the consequences of burning fossil fuels on the ...
Free Speech Is Killing Free Speech
It happens every time. Every single time that I criticize a private corporation for progressive bullying — say, boycotting North Carolina even as it gleefully serves Saudi Arabia — or critique an online shame campaign, I get the same response: “How do ...
The Open-Borders ‘Liberaltarianism’ of the New Urban Elite
Brexit, Trump, the rise of national populism in the United States and Europe, and the crack-up of the old center-left and center-right — all of these are manifestations of larger trends in what might be called local geopolitics: the politics of ...
Washington Shoots Down Ohio’s Medicaid Reform
Critics of Medicaid expansion were vindicated again last week when the Obama administration denied Ohio’s request to incorporate HSA (health savings account) features into the state Medicaid program. Opponents of Governor John Kasich’s 2013 expansion of Medicaid to childless, ...
The High Court Declines to Stay Ohio Early Voting and Same-Day Registration Case
Bad news for the Ohio Democratic party: On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a one-line order denying the party’s application for a stay in Ohio Democratic Party v. Husted — the eminently reasonable opinion recently issued by a ...
Putin’s Post-Factual Politics
“In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. . . . Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building. . . . For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes.”
— George Orwell, 1984
Documents inconvenient to the regime went into the ...
Government to States: No, You Can’t Defund Planned Parenthood
A new rule proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services would prohibit states from declining to fund certain health-care entities; if enacted, the rule will effectively prevent states from defunding groups on the grounds that they provide abortions. ...
No Better Time Than Now to Pass Justice Reform
Picture this: a legislative reform initiative that has garnered more than 70 percent approval from both Democrats and Republicans in state after state. Imagine a package of reform bills that has brought together elected officials from the left and right and ...
Obama Is Right to Veto Bill Enabling Suits against the Saudis
Why, when the Republican-controlled Congress is finally willing to fight President Obama to the point of forcing and potentially overriding a veto, do they pick an issue on which Obama is right?
In a grandstanding exhibition, Congress has enacted legislation ...
Will Incompetence Save America from President Hillary?
Hillary Clinton is obviously unwell.
We don’t know just how unwell she is because she keeps lying about it. Over the past several weeks, here is the chain of explanation for Hillary’s coughing attacks and frequent absences from ...
Pictures Don’t Lie and Neither Do Dresses
Early in 1998, as the Clinton White House was trying to discredit Monica Lewinsky, a rumor began to circulate that Miss Lewinsky had in her possession conclusive evidence of her affair with Bill Clinton — a stained blue dress.
Clinton propagandists were ...
Hollow Money: How Annuities Are Destroying American Indians
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is excerpted from Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, The New Trail of Tears: How Washington Is Destroying American Indians.
Lucille Brooks is perched at an empty conference table in the neat new office ...
The Right Can Stop Losing on Immigration: Here’s What It Will Take
To understand how the immigration debate has unfolded over the past 30 years, it is helpful to consider the language we use when discussing it. One often hears of “nativists” who oppose immigration and who, by implication, loathe immigrants. Yet it ...
An Economics Reading List for the Election Year
Election-year politics generates much rhetoric and confusion. And the media often adds its spin. But, fortunately, there are some books around that deal with reality and can cut through the nonsense. Most of these books were not written during this ...
How’s That Fundamental Transformation Going?
When Air Force One landed in China last week for the G-20 Summit, Chinese authorities didn’t wheel out the usual staircase for the president to disembark. Instead he had to exit through an opening in the back of the ...
Vanderbilt: Share and Ask Pronouns When Making Introductions ‘Even to Familiar Colleagues and Students’
Vanderbilt University is asking faculty to tell everyone they meet on campus which pronouns they prefer and to ask other people to tell them theirs, even when dealing with “familiar colleagues and students.”
“When introducing yourself, offer your name and ...
As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the post-Reagan Republican party: The Bushes, McCain, and Romney weren’t present or mentioned, or much missed. ...
The ‘Strength’ of Vladimir Putin
Donald Trump’s lamentable habit of batting his eyelashes flirtatiously at frequently shirtless Russian strongman/Buchananite pinup girl Vladimir Putin has produced predictable results, in the form of qualified praise for the Moscow autocrat.
You’ll be familiar with the ...
Federal Agencies’ Rampant Incompetence Fuels Zika Outbreak
When I was an FDA official, the agency’s lawyers laid down a basic principle: “When public health is at stake, do what you need to, and we’ll find a legal justification. We have plenty of legal tools.” I ...
Is Deference Really Safer than Deterrence?
Deterrence is a nation’s ability to discourage aggressors by instilling in them a credible fear of punishment far greater than any perceived gain that could be achieved by an attack.
Deterrence is quite different from deference, which is a ...
Why Rob Portman Is Crushing His Opponent
Columbus, Ohio — Ohio Stadium, or “The Shoe,” is a sea of red and white as fans stream in to see the Buckeyes face off against the University of Tulsa. Football here is a quasi-religious experience. But today, another set of ...
Reversing Black Unemployment and Poverty Depends on Education
Ordinarily, it is not a good idea to base how you vote on just one issue. But if black lives really matter, as they should matter — like all other lives — then it is hard to see any racial issue that ...
Pneumonia May Be the Only Thing Hillary Clinton Is Cured of By Election Day
Now that the facts surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health have changed, the message from her supporters has shifted from “She’s not sick! That’s a conspiracy theory!” to “Of course she’s sick! Campaigning is very stressful!”
Now, the “...
The Left Loves Its ‘Deplorables.’ Will the Right Follow Suit?
Before Hillary Clinton appeared to collapse while boarding a Secret Service van on Sunday, weekend Twitter was ablaze over Hillary’s assertion that fully half of Trump’s supporters belonged in what she called “the basket of deplorables.” In her ...
The Historical Amnesia about Hillary’s Health
Hillary Clinton’s fall in New York and absence from the campaign trail will spur a lot of discussion about presidential health, the kind of discussion that inevitably ends up invoking Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. One implied ...
Hillary’s Health — Let’s Talk about the Facts
Let’s take a break for a moment from the long-distance medical diagnoses of Hillary Clinton and simply consider a few facts — all facts that we learned in the last ten days.
First, we know that Clinton informed the FBI ...
The Syrian Cease-Fire: Putin’s Trojan Horse
Equo ne credite, Teucri. Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes. (“Do not trust the horse, Trojans! Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even bringing gifts.”) — Laocoön, from Virgil’s Aeneid
President Obama has accepted another Trojan ...
As the Family Goes, So Go the Public Schools
When it comes to education, Florida faces a paradox: Its public schools are highly rated, but its students register just average scores and high suspension rates. The Urban Institute in a recent report finds that, when adjusted for demographics, Florida ...
The D.C. Swamp Has Its Surprises
Washington, D.C. — People think Washington is broken. They should meet Anna Eshoo and Jeff Fortenberry.
That was pretty much the unanimous consensus at the Solidarity Dinner hosted by the advocacy organization In Defense of Christians right there, in the ...
Fifteen Years After 9/11, Blindness to the Islamist Threat Is Official Policy
If there is a theme to this 15th annual observance — the word “anniversary” just seems so wrong — of the most lethal enemy attack ever carried out on American soil, it is erasure.
At least that’s what they’re being ...
Impeach the IRS Commissioner
Republican congressional leaders ardently want conservative members of the House to not force a vote on impeaching the IRS commissioner. The public does not care about John Koskinen’s many misdeeds. And impeachment will distract attention from issues that interest ...
Getting to the Truth about Life
‘Life is a gift, not an accident,” Archbishop of Philadelphia Charles J. Chaput said in a speech in recent days at the University of Notre Dame. “And the point of a life is to become the kind of fully human ...
The Conservative Answer to Thomas Piketty That You’ve All Been Waiting For
The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class, by Edward Conard (Portfolio, 320 pp.)
It’s been a rough few years for conservative economics.
In some arenas, such as federal policymaking, this is understandable, given who holds the ...
Editor’s Note: Today, Jay Nordlinger expands on a piece of his that we have published in the current National Review.
In Ohio, a college student killed her baby, immediately after the baby was born. The student was sentenced to ...
The Secret Law for Wall Street
It is impossible to pity Wall Street for its current predicament. After doing so much to ensure the election of Barack Obama in 2008 and lavishly patronizing his congressional allies, the pinstripes-and-Adephagia set is suffering mightily under burdens partly of its ...
Is the Race Now Trump’s to Lose?
Two weeks ago, I wrote an analysis of the presidential race for the Australian newspaper. The polls still showed Hillary Clinton far ahead, but the race had begun to tighten. The smart money should still be placed on Clinton, I ...
Upholding the Promise of America This Constitution Day
This Constitution Day, we are just eight short weeks away from electing our next president.
November will also usher in the phase in a departing president’s tenure when he will likely initiate a deluge of rules and regulations, known ...
Catholics for Clinton: What Are They Thinking?
Catholics favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a wide margin, according to a few polls from earlier this summer. The state of the presidential race has fluctuated since they were taken, but even if the political sympathies of the ...
The Democrats’ War on Civic Participation
An old Cold War joke went that Russians under the Soviet Union had just as much freedom of speech as Americans, because any of either could yell “Reagan is an idiot!” in front of his country’s capitol building without ...
Tax Cuts, King Dollar & Growth: From JFK to Reagan to Trump
Fifty-four years ago, at the Economic Club of New York, President John F. Kennedy unveiled a dramatic tax-cut plan to revive the long-stagnant U.S. economy. He proposed lowering marginal tax rates for all taxpayers and reducing the corporate tax. ...
Archbishop Chaput: Christians Must Not Indulge in the ‘Luxury of Cynicism,’ Even in This Election
There is little doubt — among conservatives at least — that religious liberty is threatened by the federal government. The Obama administration’s demand that a group of nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, provide contraceptives to their employees has been ...
Snowden Is a Traitor and a Fraud, Period
At a time of extreme partisanship in our country and in the midst of what may be the most contentious presidential election in U.S. history, a congressional committee did something extraordinary: It issued a bipartisan and unanimous report on ...
Colorado College Accused of ‘Body Shaming’ for Being Committed to Healthy Living
A student at Colorado College wrote a piece claiming that the school’s commitment to a healthy lifestyle is actually a bad thing — because it’s body-shaming people, particularly men.
“Several aspects of the CC community such as numerous healthy ...
Oliver Stone flubs the opportunity to show us the process of radicalization when he portrays Edward Snowden, the subject of his latest political bio-pic, Snowden, as just another all-American lost boy — a sentimental version of how Stone views himself.
If Hillary Clinton loses in November, two reasons will be Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green-party nominee Jill Stein. Almost every national polls shows Hillary doing worse when the two third-party candidates are added to the mix. Even Johnson, perhaps ...
Ivanka Learns You Can’t Out-Left the Left
Ivanka Trump, the gorgeous mother of three who forever browses the periphery of the Trump campaign, is used to getting positive press. In February, she graced the cover of Town & Country next to a breathless headline: “Vote Ivanka! The Trump ...
Why the Conservative Admiration of Putin Is Dangerous
Donald Trump admires Russian president Vladimir Putin’s strength and “great control over his country.” So naturally, conservative supporters like Hugh Hewitt, Dinesh D’Souza, and many others felt compelled to praise the effectiveness of the Russian strongman, especially when ...
For the Separation of Stadium and State
I’ve never been a sports fanatic. In fact, I’m the kind of guy a lot of sports obsessives can’t stand. I tend not to pay attention to anything until the playoffs, and even then it’s entertainment ...
A Big, Beautiful Black Swan
If you aren’t seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren’t paying attention.
Fifteen months ago, Donald Trump was a reality-TV star with a spotty business record and a weird penchant for proclaiming ...
Video: Yale Students Scream at Faculty Member for Violating Their Safe Space
New video has surfaced from last fall showing a group of students yelling at Nicholas Christakis, the former master of Yale University’s Silliman College, accusing him of promoting violence because he didn’t support one of their social-justice causes.
In Syria, Kerry Capitulates to Russia, Assad, and Iran
John Kerry has negotiated a Syrian cease-fire agreement with Russia. It is designed to reduce attacks on civilians by the Syrian government and Russia and to permit the delivery of humanitarian assistance into besieged Aleppo. It is a disaster for ...
The Problem with Partisan Faith
Update your scorecards: The Republican nominee for president supports using unemployment-insurance payments from employers to fund six weeks of paid leave for new mothers, while the Democratic nominee is declaring: “When America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum that ...
Ukraine, 25 Years from Now
Ukraine marked the silver anniversary of its independence last month. It has been a rugged 25 years, and the last two and a half have been exceptionally tough. Russia, which has clearly never accepted the fact of an independent Ukrainian state ...
William Weld’s Wishful Thinking
With apologies to David Koch, there is almost nothing in this world as insignificant as a Libertarian party vice-presidential nominee, though Libertarian party presidential nominees come pretty close.
That being said, I have long admired former Massachusetts governor William Weld, ...
The Legacies of Barack Obama
On his recent Asian tour, President Obama characterized his fellow Americans (the most productive workers in the world) as “lazy.”
In fact, he went on to deride Americans for a list of supposed transgressions ranging from the Vietnam War to ...
The Rise of the Anti-Millennial Conservative Millennial
The lamentations of older generations about the deficiencies of their children are a hallowed tradition. Everyone, everywhere seems at some point to reach the age where the sight of young people makes them want to mutter, “You kids get off ...
Appearing at a rally for Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia Tuesday, President Obama suggested that Donald Trump, his supporters, and perhaps even the electorate as a whole were not taking the duties of the presidency seriously: “We cannot afford, suddenly, to ...
Racial Equality: Much Progress Made, Much More Needed
In less than two weeks, on September 24, the newest addition to the Smithsonian museum system will open on the Washington, D.C. mall. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will tell a story that reminds us of ...
It cannot be ruled out entirely that Donald Trump will be elected president on November 8. It is therefore only prudent to begin thinking about what might happen if that actually were to occur.
One thing that is fairly certain is ...
Is America Becoming the New Carthage?
‘Nothing is so powerful as a commonwealth in which laws are exactly observed,” Montesquieu wrote in an extended passage contrasting the strength of republican Rome with the degeneracy of Carthage. Rome, of course, was the most successful republic of the ...
Business and Ideology Don’t Mix
Wall Street, which according to progressive mythology is the citadel of greed and corruption that defines conservatism, has become the straw man for all of capitalism’s supposed excesses and flaws. Yet while the Left’s attacks are unrelenting, progressives ...
In American politics, it is always 1933. For Democrats, every economic downturn is the Great Depression, crying out for a New New Deal. For Republicans, every tin-pot dictator thumbing his nose at us is Adolf Hitler. Libertarians like to think of ...
Mulan vs. the Diversity-Mongers
Let’s get down to business. The casting kerfuffle over Disney’s live-action remake of the 1998 animated hit Mulan brings honor to none. It’s a politically correct tempest in a Chinese teapot.
More than 90,000 angry activists have now signed ...
Hillary Humiliated Her Flacks with Her Health Deception
One of the most amusing spectacles of this election season has been the whipsawing of the loyalists. Repeatedly, spinners for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been sent out to hammer this or that talking point, only to be left ...
The Left Is Weaponizing Sports
Striking the latest blow for pregnant and “chestfeeding” men, the NCAA has mounted its righteous high horse and is pulling seven championship events from North Carolina venues. The Tar Heel State, you see, has the hateful audacity to mandate that ...
On the Folly of Perfectly Proportional Representation
Sex has once again reared its distracting head in politics — this time in Australia, where I happen to be. But rest assured, gentle reader, that the occasion was both a very modest and a very representative one. Many similar but ...
Not Deplorable, Not Horrible, Not Irredeemable
When Hillary Clinton denounced half of Donald Trump’s supporters as a “basket of deplorables” last Friday, it seemed less an unscripted gaffe and more part of a targeted messaging strategy. Earlier last week, in an interview with an Israeli ...
With concerns about Hillary Clinton’s health intensifying, Congress is poised to revisit the FBI’s investigation of her e-mail scandal. As the Washington Examiner’s Byron York reports, the House Government Oversight Committee chaired by Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) ...
To Reform the VA, Congress Must Lead by Example
No veterans should go without quality health care after the sacrifices they have made for our country. . . . The way our veterans have been treated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a crime. . . . We are morally bankrupt as a ...
It’s Time for the Media to Stop Downplaying Hillary’s E-mail Scandal
What do you do when the truth is not enough? That is a question many of us have been asking ourselves throughout the Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. When, in the course of a debate, hard facts no longer suffice — ...
How Is the Godless West Working Out?
Some recent developments in the godless West:
The supreme court of Italy last week ruled that public masturbation is legal (except in front of minors).
The New York city council voted last month to legalize public urination.
The San Francisco ...
The Clinton Diagnosis -- Chronic Secrecy and Dishonesty
With the Clintons, mistrust always pays.
A couple of weeks ago, Hillary was yucking it up with Jimmy Kimmel over the absurdity of rumors that she was hiding something about her health. Look, she can open a pickle jar! That ...
‘Deplorable’ Hillary Clinton Maligns Nearly 50 Million Americans
Leave it to Hillary Clinton to hammer almost 50 million citizens whom she aspires to govern.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the ‘basket of deplorables.’ Right?” Clinton ...
The Most Ridiculous Reactions to Hillary Clinton's Fainting
Having routinely denounced anyone who so much as mentioned Hillary Clinton’s health as denizens of the Internet’s right-wing fever swamps, Democrats and their media allies were forced to switch gears yesterday after footage emerged of the Democratic nominee’...
Hillary Clinton, Allergic to Transparency
Somewhere in the afterlife, William Henry Harrison is having a good laugh.
That a woman on the precipice of 70 should have some health problems is neither surprising nor particularly concerning. That the leading presidential candidate should be so consistently dishonest ...
Another Illegal Obamacare Bailout Appears to Be on the Way
As Ronald Reagan might say, “There they go again.” The Obamacare Perpetual Bailout Machine went into high gear again on Friday, in a typical late-afternoon news dump released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In a five-paragraph ...
Hillary’s Empty Moralism Is a Reflection of the Greater Progressive Movement
‘Hillary, Eleanor Roosevelt would love you.” Thus, in 2000, did retiring New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan introduce Hillary Clinton as the candidate anointed to be his successor.
While many first ladies exert influence behind the scenes, Eleanor Roosevelt and Hillary ...
Rapunzel wasn’t raised by her mother. In the traditional fairy tale, her father was caught in a witch’s garden, stealing rampion greens (in German, rapunzel) to feed to his pregnant wife. Faced with an angry witch in a ...
It is nearly impossible to believe that a decade and a half has passed since al-Qaeda wiped out 2,977 innocent souls on September 11, 2001.
As I recall this horrid occasion, I think specifically of those whom I knew who were killed. My ...
The Facts about Medicaid Fraud
‘Waste, abuse, and fraud.” These are the words politicians say when you ask them what it is they would cut to balance the budget. If they’re really wonky, they might add “duplication.”
I have put the question to dozens ...
Obama Messes Up Our Relationship with Another Important Ally
Last week I wrote about the shortening odds of a war in Asia over China’s rapacious land claims. China is threatening war with Japan over Japanese-controlled islands that it claims, and is threatening war with Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the ...