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Jim Gray: Terrorism and Liberty
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Jim Gray: Terrorism and Liberty

Recently I heard a presentation at the Orange County Chapter of the World Affairs Council by a former assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, who discussed the topic of terrorism.  Of course, we all want to be safe from the violence that terrorism often can bring, but we […]

Jim Gray: A Failure of Duty
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Jim Gray: A Failure of Duty

A while ago a long-time good friend of mine gave me the book Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10, by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson (Little, Brown and Company, 2007).  As many of you know, this book describes the killing […]

Cutting Foreign Aid Is President Trump’s Best Foreign Policy Idea Yet
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Cutting Foreign Aid Is President Trump’s Best Foreign Policy Idea Yet

One of the most controversial pieces of Donald Trump’s foreign policy platform was his non-interventionist take on foreign aid. While many neo-conservatives shuddered at the thought of cutting a penny, conservatives and libertarians applauded his support for significant reductions in spending. Despite the split within the Republican party, Donald Trump […]

With the Collapse of German Coalition Talks, Will Angela Merkel Survive?
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With the Collapse of German Coalition Talks, Will Angela Merkel Survive?

After the recent election produced a fractured partisan situation, Chancellor Angela Merkel was widely expected to assemble the so-called Jamaica Coalition, including her own center-right Christian Democratic Union, the environmentalist Greens, and the business-friendly Free Democratic Party. It was the three parties colors – black for CDU, green for the […]