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Monday, December 11, 2017
Bill Powell
Gen. James Mattis, ret., selected as Defense Secretary

Trump’s Generals Can Save The World From War

Last November, when James Mattis traveled to Bedminster, New Jersey, at the behest of the president-elect, his close friends were shocked. They couldn’t believe Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, would consider working in the new administration as secretary of defense. “Jim,” his friend Peter Robinson asked him, “Donald Trump?”

August 13, 2017
Trump, Putin

Inside Putin’s Campaign To Destroy U.S. Democracy

Now Russia is again public enemy No. 1 in the United States, and Putin is on offense around the world. He is the primary backer of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, thanks to his audacious deployment of Russia’s military to combat the anti-Assad Islamic rebels.

May 18, 2017
FBI Director James Comey

Why Firing Comey Could Create Major Problems For Trump

One month ago, Donald Trump spoke to Fox Business about FBI Director James Comey, “I have confidence in him,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. You know, it’s going to be interesting.” So it has been. Trump’s firing of the FBI director on May 9 left official Washington stunned.

May 10, 2017
Trump, Benghazi, Yemen Raid

Trump, Syria And The Death Of ‘America First’

In early April, President Trump stood in the Rose Garden with King Abdullah II of Jordan, a strong ally of the United States, and someone who had been dismayed by America’s Middle East policy under Barack Obama.

April 8, 2017
Trade

How Trump-o-nomics Will Bring Back The ’80s

The 1980s became known as the “Super Dollar era,” as the dollar appreciated significantly against both the Japanese yen and the German deutschemark, then the U.S.’s most significant trading partners. Not surprisingly, the U.S. trade deficit skyrocketed, as imported goods became more price competitive and U.S. exports suffered abroad.

January 10, 2017
seditious libel, Trump, Media

Taiwan Was The First Salvo In Trump’s Looming Showdown With China

Economists are calling for the use of a stiletto in trade (especially with China), but Donald Trump seems more inclined to use a blunderbuss.

December 6, 2016

Why The Leaders of China and Taiwan Are Meeting for the First Time Since 1949

For the first time since 1949, the presidents of Taiwan, Ma Ying Jeou, and the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, will meet for a summit meeting Saturday in Singapore.

November 6, 2015