COVID-19 Coverup
The Chinese Big Lie

Why is Beijing covering up what happened in Hubei? Put simply: because it can.

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No Immunity
National Security and the Pandemic of 2020

The coronavirus isn’t just a danger to public health and the economy; it also threatens our national security infrastructure.

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In Defense of Ageism
Why We Need a Constitutional Age Limit for President

Electing septuagenarians, with all the demands and pressures of the Presidency, is rolling the dice with a constitutional crisis.

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The Foreign Policy Debate We Need
Is a New Kirkpatrick Doctrine the Answer?

Five experts respond to Svante E. Cornell’s essay, “How Should America Deal with Authoritarian States?” and discuss the legacy of Jeane Kirkpatrick for policymakers today.

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Bolton's Game-Changer?
Trump, Clinton, and Defining Deviancy Down

Trump’s still-likely acquittal will lower the bar for presidential behavior—just as Bill Clinton’s did in 1999.

A Win for Democracy
A Stunner in Taiwan

On the ground, among the remarkable crowds, there was nevertheless a sense of foreboding among some Taiwanese about how these elections would turn out.

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Bye Bye Beijing
Is China About to Lose Taiwan for Good?

If current projections hold, Beijing will be the big loser in Taiwan’s presidential election this Saturday—and the United States will have a golden opportunity.

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Memo to Germany
Merkel’s Split-the-Difference Strategy Isn’t Working

Transatlantic ties are fraying not just because of Trump, but because Berlin has not fully accepted its leadership role in Europe.

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Explainer
How the Framers Thought About Impeachment

The threat of impeachment being employed more often might just put some ballast back into our constitutional system.

What's in a name?
“Neocon” as a Slur

In late June, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard asserted that “the neocons in the Trump Administration” were pushing the President to war. Here’s the thing, though: There are virtually no neocons in the Trump White House.

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