One Year Later: Assessing President Obama’s Failed Cuba Strategy
One year ago this month, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Havana to celebrate the reopening of the U.S. embassy, 54 years after President Dwight Eisenhower severed diplomatic relations with Cuba’s Communist regime.
During the last year, we ...
Religious Liberty Must Be Respected and Protected
This weekend, Americans celebrate National Religious Freedom Day, a day set aside each year to honor the right to freely exercise our deeply held religious beliefs. President Obama will follow precedent and issue a proclamation to mark this day on ...
A Clear Choice on National Security
In the latest episode of the reality show that is Donald Trump’s campaign, he has blamed my brother for the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation.
That Trump echoes the attacks of Michael Moore and the fringe Left against my ...
New Opportunities for Veterans
The United States is blessed with great liberties because of the courageous men and women who defend them. The bedrock of this country’s security is a strong volunteer armed forces and a sacred covenant between the citizen and the ...
We Need School Choice Now
Consumer choice created the most innovative and powerful economy in the world. Choice makes computers cheaper, images sharper, cars safer, and services faster.
Choice rewards success and weeds out stagnation, inefficiency, and failure.
This is why school choice is critical ...
Toward a Better Education System
The United States has become a global leader in education spending, while also becoming a global laggard in student achievement. Our students have fallen behind their international peers in math and science. The result is that only one quarter of ...
Saving America’s Education System
As another school year ends and another $620 billion has been spent, it is a good time to consider the state of education in America.
Despite our spending more on education than almost any other industrialized nation in the world, wide ...
A U.S. Defense Policy for the 21st Century
The savage attacks on Paris last week are a reminder of what is at stake in this election: We are choosing not just the president of the United States, but the leader of the free world.
The last seven years ...
Making the Domestic Energy Boom Work for America and Its Allies
The energy revolution can be harnessed not only to fuel dramatic economic growth, but also as a powerful geostrategic force multiplier to strengthen our own national security. The advantage of seizing this opportunity can be seen most clearly with respect ...
On Israel and Iran, President Obama Mistakes Friend and Foe
A month ago, in a speech to the Chicago Global Forum, I argued that the Obama administration’s foreign policy could best be summarized this way: weak and uncertain. The administration indulges our enemies and attacks our friends. In the ...
Standing Up for Real Reform in Colorado
Douglas County, Colo., may not sound familiar if it isn’t your home, but if you have been to the Centennial State, the location — about halfway between Denver and Colorado Springs — is probably familiar.
It’s a wealthy suburban area, ...
The Grand Solutions Party
The coming election is a debate defined not only by competing ideologies and policies, but competing ways of governing. There is little doubt that President Obama favors one form of governing, and that is what I call the government of ...