Vladimir Putin is indulging in a blatant bit of false equivalency, since NATO is not about to install offensive nuclear weapons in Ukraine, as Moscow was doing in Cuba in 1962.
Before we launch another foreign war, we should ask what comes after the fighting stops. If we don’t have a good answer, we should seek solutions other than war.
The next American president should speak the truth, to Americans and to the rest of the world.
“America First” may be an effective political slogan, but it’s a delusionary policy if it means our fate can be separated from that of others.
A new biography of our 32nd president offers us a portrait of a statesman who devoted his life to his country and whose record of service can inspire and instruct us still.
Hitler’s Nazi party rose to power in Germany without ever winning majority support. It was enough that his minority was determined, ruthless and unscrupulous while the majority was complacent, ineffectual and splintered.
The president’s unwillingness or inability to directly confront Putin has long been known, but it remains as unacceptable as it is inexplicable.
Law enforcement, the FBI, the judiciary and the career civil service are all under siege by this administration.
What is happening in America right now is not simply another periodic political cycle, with one party up and another down. This is a fundamental challenge to our identity and integrity.
It would be easier to be hopeful about an emerging national security strategy if we saw evidence that Trump recognized that there’s more to it than bluster and the hammer.
President Trump is wrong in thinking we can achieve greatness by following the discredited “America first!” standard. We cannot be safe and prosper all by ourselves, behind our moats.
The American people – those who voted and those who stayed home – said clearly they’re tired of business as usual. They want change for the better.
While Donald Trump has given voice to some legitimate complaints, he has hurt rather than advanced their case in the monumental ego trip that is his campaign.
The same section of the Constitution that makes the president responsible for the nation’s defense also charges him — or her — with promoting the common welfare. The two roles get equal billing.
The 2016 presidential campaign has provided more than the usual collection of foolishness, pratfalls and dangerous inanities.
Anyone wishing to mark the time of death of the American tradition of politics stopping at the water’s edge need look no further than the letter GOP senators sent to Netenyahu about Iran.
Even after military victory, the problems that led to the creation of ISIS will remain. Only a comprehensive and sustainable strategy will address them.
The goal must be a political settlement that meets the legitimate interests of all the parties.
The failure of Congress to pass a budget and raise our debt ceiling — to pay for the laws it enacts — will hurt individuals, institutions and our country in countless ways, large and small.
We show a disappointing poverty of imagination if the only option we can conceive is brute force.