If President Donald Trump’s aim in using the military to deliver airstrikes on targets in Syria was to create his own “Wag the Dog” moment to distract from his lawyer’s legal troubles, it doesn’t appear the tactic will have much longevity.
With the appointment of ultra-aggro-chickenhawk John Bolton as National Security Adviser, Donald Trump seems to be setting the stage for another overseas war. Will we allow ourselves to be led into another violent catastrophe? Or will we put in place simple, common-sense measures to give our leaders an interest in the…
I know the last 12 hours or so since it was announced that John Bolton would be Donald Trump’s new national security adviser have been pretty scary, but don’t worry, it’s all good! Yes, CNN’s Kaitlan Collins did report that Bolton told Trump he “wouldn’t start any wars,” but that was just a scary fake news false…
National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, a favorite of the D.C. foreign policy establishment and one of the White House’s few top advisers left who could potentially stop Donald Trump from starting a war with Iran, is apparently a dead man walking.
Donald Trump announced Wednesday afternoon that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel and will move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv. Although the news—which is both a major geopolitical shift and a disastrous idea—had been expected for days, Trump mixed things up a…
Gen. Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson might “separate the country from chaos,” but they’re very committed to ensuring other countries remain in an endless state of chaos.
It’s difficult to exaggerate the repulsiveness of what today’s top political news story: the fight over whether or not Barack Obama called Gen. John Kelly, who is now Donald Trump’s chief of staff, after Kelly’s son was killed in 2010 while fighting in the forever war in Afghanistan.
President Trump, whose “original instinct was to pull out,” has decided against pulling out of Afghanistan.
With his arms crossed like a petulant child forced to take a time out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared North Korea would face “fire and fury” if it threatens the U.S. with its nuclear weapons program, a dramatic turn that brought the stand off between Washington and Pyongyang into sharp relief.
It’s not entirely easy to differentiate between President Trump’s latest, inflammatory comments about North Korea and something that could be published by Kim Jong Un’s state-run news agency — presumably his words, or they’re supposed to be.
Ahmad Joudeh is the only Arab ballet dancer in the Dutch National Ballet company. Until late last year, he was stuck in Syria—and he never dreamed he would be able to escape and dance freely.
A few weeks ago on a balmy day in rural Pennsylvania, I passed up the chance to bring home a piece of Nazi Germany.
Donald Trump has been talking tough on North Korea and it’s making people nervous AF. So we went to talk to a doomsday “prepper” who’s ready for anything. He’s just one of a growing number of Americans preparing for disaster in an unpredictable time.
The U.S. has faced tense situations with North Korea for decades. Under former North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il, many analysts viewed the leader’s erratic and dangerous behavior as calculated moves intended to bring the U.S. to the negotiating table on key issues.
The weekend is just getting underway in the U.S., but already I have to say it was a good day.
This week, the United States military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb—a GBU 43/B “Massive Ordnance Air Blast” (jingoistically referred to as the “Mother of All Bombs”)—on what it claims to be a group of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.
The official nickname of Texas is the Lone Star State. The state’s official mammal (large) is the Texas Longhorn. And if one state senator gets his wish, the Official State Gun of Texas will be the cannon—just like the ones settlers used to fire at Mexicans to kick off the Texas Revolution.
The images were heartbreaking. One showed at least six children dead, their eyes still open, after a chemical weapons attack killed more than 100 people earlier this month in northern Syria’s Idlib Province. In another image, a distraught father carried the bodies of his dead twins. Many more showed children barely…
Every time President Donald Trump seems to have a modicum of momentum on his side—the bungled political capital he wasted after his speech to Congress, for example—he seems to squander it away, either intentionally or because his administration is in such disarray.