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War On Terror

War On Terror

Trump is dead wrong that we need to go ‘beyond waterboarding’

February 9, 2016

At Saturday’s debate in New Hampshire, Donald Trump declared, “I would bring back waterboarding and I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.” On Sunday, he doubled down in an interview with George Stephanopoulos: STEPHANOPOULOS: As president, you would authorize torture? TRUMP: I would absolutely authorize something beyond waterboarding. And believe me, […]

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International Relations

International Relations

Foreign Policy Debate Questions That Need Answering

February 5, 2016

In the most recent Iowa Fox News debate, Bret Baier asked this very good question of Ben Carson: “Dr. Carson, many experts believe Russian leader Vladimir Putin has greater ideas, bigger designs for the region beyond Russia’s actions inside Ukraine. Fast forward to February 2017 and it is President Carson, and Russian uniformed commandos cross […]

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International Relations

International Relations

Ted Cruz Isn’t Rand Paul

January 6, 2016

Marco Rubio is trying to turn Ted Cruz into Rand Paul. So far this effort is failing. Senator Paul has been portrayed as an isolationist. He says he is actually a realist who merely wants to limit our foreign interventions to those serving the national interest. But the description of him as out of step […]

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War On Terror

War On Terror

Cruz v. Rubio on Surveillance

December 16, 2015

I’m for Ted Cruz but there is a lot to like about Marco Rubio, so I’m of two minds about the clashes between the two that highlighted Tuesday night’s debate. On the one hand, I’m buoyed by how good they are. We haven’t had candidates of this quality for a very long time. (On that […]

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War On Terror

War On Terror

Which GOP Candidate Is Right About NSA Surveillance?

December 16, 2015

Most of the people who watched the GOP debate last night were likely sure of two things when they heard Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Chris Christie argue the government needs the power to snoop in this digital age and Sen. Rand Paul and, to a lesser extent, Sen. Ted Cruz, arguing that the U.S. […]

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