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America’s Bountiful Churn

Posted December 31st, 2015 at 9:18 am (UTC-4)
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No vehicle for reinvention as powerful as America has ever been or is likely to be created. The vast emptiness of New Mexico, an invitation to the imagination, is a reminder of the space here to forget and begin anew.

America Is Not Racist

Posted June 30th, 2015 at 10:00 am (UTC-4)
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In wake of the Charleston massacre in South Carolina, many on the left want us to believe America is a racist nation dominated by white supremacy and hatred for blacks. They’re wrong.

American Hegemony Is Here to Stay

Posted June 11th, 2015 at 11:39 am (UTC-4)
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Is retreat from global hegemony in America’s national interest? No idea has percolated more widely over the past decade—and none is more bogus.

Why Has America Stopped Winning Wars?

Posted June 2nd, 2015 at 3:15 pm (UTC-4)
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American culture is a victory culture. Coded into the American DNA are the fear of failure and the celebration of winning.

The Pull of Middle East Turmoil on Obama

Posted May 27th, 2015 at 3:33 pm (UTC-4)
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If one of the president’s most enduring foreign policy goals has to been to pull America out of years of deep engagement in the Middle East, the current state of affairs simply will not let him. Syria, Iraq and, most urgently, the birth of the ultra extremist Sunni Islamic State are forcing Obama to rethink US engagement in a region that some say is in the midst of a dangerous meltdown.