Donald Trump

A President Trump Could Serve Russia Well
Trump’s Task with Russia

Every Brexit-Trump gain is a gain for Russia’s historic aspirations to recreate geographic and population buffers around the Russian border.

Since the Iraq War President Donald Trump
Since the Iraq War

Let us hope President Trump will not follow the pattern of President Obama by overreacting to the Iraq War, while overlooking our best American foreign policy traditions.

Donald Trump Will Be the Leader of the Free World
Donald Trump Will Be the Leader of the Free World

President-elect Trump will need help keeping America a great country, and more help keeping it good.

Václav Havel Plea to America Help Russia on Road to Democracy
Václav Havel’s Plea to America: “Help Russia on Road to Democracy”

As we approach the 80th anniversary of the birth of Václav Havel on October 5, we reflect on the legacy of the man who needs no introduction.

Word Choice: “Freedom” Absent from First Presidential Debate, Part of Troubling Trend

Amidst the post-debate spinning, little has been discussed about what Trump and Clinton didn’t say. “Freedom” was nowhere to be found in the debate transcript.

Senator Ball
Wherefore Art Thou, Senator Ball?

Senator Joseph H. Ball, a Republican from Minnesota appointed unexpectedly to office in 1940, supported the Lend-Lease Act to aid Britain in its defense against Nazi Germany and debated against Charles Lindbergh and his America First populism.

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A Baneful Foe: Foreign Influence in the White House

Alexander Hamilton argued in Federalist #68 that given “the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils,” the Constitution should erect “every practicable obstacle” to prevent such “intrigue and corruption.”

William Inboden Dark Days Niebuhr
William Inboden’s “Dark Days”: The Use and Abuse of Niebuhr in the Current Campaign

Inboden’s essay in War on the Rocks, “Dark Days: Trump, Christianity, and a Low Dishonest Decade,” has garnered a great deal of attention, but has not, as far as I can tell, been answered in print.

Caricatures of Unqualified

Thursday night’s “commander in chief” forum proved that both candidates are fantastically unfit to lead our nation