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  • Why Is North Korea Our Problem?

    Why Is North Korea Our Problem?

    For Xi Jinping, it has been a rough week.

  • Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?

    Will Mideast Allies Drag Us Into War?

    The New Year’s execution by Saudi Arabia of the Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was a deliberate provocation.

  • Winners & Losers: 2015

    Winners & Losers: 2015

    Each year, “The McLaughlin Group,” the longest-running panel show on national TV, which began in 1982, announces its awards for the winners and losers and the best and the worst of the year.

  • Is the West Disintegrating?

    Is the West Disintegrating?

    On Jan. 1, 2002, the day that euro coins and banknotes entered into circulation, my column, “Say Goodbye to the Mother Continent,” contained this pessimistic prognosis: “This European superstate will not endure, but break apart on the barrier reef of | Read More »

  • Islam and the West: An Irreconcilable Conflict?

    “I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here … and … around the world, that there is a ‘clash of civilizations.'”

  • America First -- or World War III

    America First — or World War III

    “If you’re in favor of World War III, you have your candidate.” So said Rand Paul, looking directly at Gov. Chris Christie, who had just responded to a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as to whether he would shoot down a Russian plane that violated his no-fly zone in Syria.

  • Will Elites Blow Up the GOP?

    Will Elites Blow Up the GOP?

    “Buchanan, if you ever hear of a group getting together to stop X, be sure to put your money on X.”

  • An Establishment Unhinged

    An Establishment Unhinged

    Calling for a moratorium on Muslim immigration “until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Donald Trump this week ignited a firestorm of historic proportions.

  • America and France Turn Right

    America and France Turn Right

    In Sunday’s first-round of regional elections in France, the clear and stunning winner was the National Front of Marine Le Pen. Her party rolled up 30 percent of the vote, and came in first in 6 of 13 regions.

  • Why Liberal Media Hate Trump

    Why Liberal Media Hate Trump

    In the feudal era there were the “three estates” — the clergy, the nobility and the commons. The first and second were eradicated in Robespierre’s Revolution.

  • Are Trump and Putin Right?

    Are Trump and Putin Right?

    Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted a spirited discussion with Donald Trump on whether he was right in asserting that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated as the towers came down on 9/11.

  • Stumbling to War With Russia?

    Stumbling to War With Russia?

    Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act.

  • Will Europe Man Up?

    Will Europe Man Up?

    If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown.

  • The End of Obamaworld

    The End of Obamaworld

    In denouncing Republicans as “scared of widows and orphans,” and castigating those who prefer Christian refugees to Muslims coming to America, Barack Obama has come off as petulant and unpresidential.

  • Is Putin Our Ally in Syria?

    Is Putin Our Ally in Syria?

    Among the presidential candidates of the Republican Party and their foreign policy leaders on Capitol Hill the cry is almost universal: Barack Obama has no strategy for winning the war on ISIS.

  • The Republican War - Over War Policy

    The Republican War – Over War Policy

    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. “You cannot be a conservative if you’re going to keep promoting new programs you’re not going to pay for,” said Paul.

  • Can Europe Survive This Invasion?

    Can Europe Survive This Invasion?

    “A modern day mass migration is taking place … that could change the face of Europe’s civilization,” warned Hungarian President Viktor Orban.

  • Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming

    Dalton Trumbo Had It Coming

    “Dalton Trumbo was a socialist, but he loved being rich.” So says Bryan Cranston, who stars in “Trumbo,” out this week, and plays the screenwriter who went to prison with the Hollywood Ten in the time of Harry Truman.

  • War in Syria? Where Is Speaker Ryan?

    War in Syria? Where Is Speaker Ryan?

    “The United States is being sucked into a new Middle East war,” says The New York Times. And the Times has it exactly right.

  • Should We Fight for the Spratlys?

    Should We Fight for the Spratlys?

    Trailed by two Chinese warships, the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sailed inside the 12-nautical-mile limit of Subi Reef, a man-made island China claims as her national territory.