Return of the Yellow Peril
Congressional Democrats have been working overtime to find a reason to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and, having failed to do so, are scheduling another matinee showing of The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu.
Who needs economics when you …
Ted Cruz is running for president. I want to say a quick word about political predictions and political analysis.
I sometimes get e-mails that say, “Your boy Cruz can’t win.” Or “Jeb can’t win.” They are cocksure, these …
Codevilla for Clarity in Foreign Policy
“While the Storm Clouds Gather” is another long foreign policy essay by Angelo Codevilla, probably the best of his I’ve read. It’s in the latest Claremont Review of Books, and is provided here at Powerline’s request. There’s a lot to …
The China-Hating Season Is Upon Us
It must be an election year: Washington has noticed that the brutes in Beijing still aren’t reading their Bastiat, and a World Trade Organization complaint is in the works. I do not think that the Obama administration, even …
China Is Coming Closer to Ditching Its Corrupt Regime, and the U.S. Can Help
Over the past couple decades, China’s Communist rulers have successfully managed some of the changes Chinese society has experienced. But they are fighting a long-term battle against the tides of history. The Chinese people will eventually get their freedom, …
Today’s Impromptus has a range of items, from Harry Reid to Jack Nicklaus, but nothing about China. I’d like to add something here. Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post has a column today which I very much appreciated. …
Tidbits: India, Postmodern Jukebox, Higher Ed
1. India has put a probe in orbit ‘round Mars. Impressive, but this important new The National Interest essay The India Myth” explains why India is not going to become a new superpower anytime soon. And its geo-strategic weaknesses vis-à-vis …
Climate Conference Collapsing
The global warming crowd just experienced a double whammy.
COP 19 was shocked when China led a block of 132 nations in a walkout over “loss and damage.”
Loss and damage is an entirely bogus concept which would assign legal liability to …