For 30 years, presidents and political leaders of both parties have led us around the fence on the subject of China.
We suddenly are aware of the fact that untold numbers of things – things that are absolutely essential to the health of our economy as well as to our very bodies – are manufactured in a totalitarian country that will stick it to us the first time it suits their convenience.
Even some of his critics grudgingly admit that Trump’s policies are more effective than those of his predecessors.
Any intellectually honest observer is forced to admit that the world is safer today for the U.S. and its allies than it was two years ago.
Time and again, when dealing with problems that have festered for years under previous administrations, Mr. Trump has simply rolled his eyes, reached for his metaphorical pistol and fired.
Unilateral force seems to be working quite well for Vladimir Putin. It appears that he believes that that force will remain unilateral.
The United States did not seek the role of defender of world peace. We were doomed to it by the events of the mid 20th century.