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Barone: Joe Biden is no Jimmy Carter

By Michael Barone | “Worse than Jimmy Carter.” “The worst president since Jimmy Carter.” You see a lot of that nowadays if you regularly read conservative commentary, as I do. But as a conservative writer, I think it’s unfair to the 39th president. I think it’s time to say some good words for Jimmy Carter. […]

Edwards: Indian reservations – Subsidies v. property rights

By Chris Edwards | The proposed Democratic spending plan would provide $20 billion more in subsidies for American Indian programs. Education, health care, and other services on reservations have been appallingly mismanaged for decades. New subsidies may help but they won’t get at the core problems resulting in reservations being among the poorest places in […]

Lucas: Report – Wisconsin lost track of 82,000 ballots in state Biden won by 20,000

By Fred Lucas | Wisconsin lost track of more than 82,000 mail-in ballots cast in the state in the November 2020 elections—more than four times the margin of difference separating the two presidential candidates in the state, according to a report by the nonprofit Public Interest Legal Foundation.   The legal foundation, an election integrity watchdog […]

Buchanan: In Afghanistan, the worst is yet to come

By Patrick Buchanan | Say what you will about President Joe Biden, he has stuck to his guns on ending America’s 20-year involvement in Afghanistan’s forever war. His decision not to delay our departure after Aug. 31 was fortified by hard intel that the terrorist ISIS-K was preparing attacks at Kabul airport. Thursday evening, the […]

Cheng: How might China exploit Afghanistan debacle?

By Dean Cheng | In the rarified atmosphere of Washington, the debacle unfolding in Afghanistan has led as much to questions of how China might exploit this as it has analysis and discussion of what is ongoing in Kabul. One regularly asked question is whether Beijing will feel emboldened to invade Taiwan, either because the […]

Barone: A tale of two airlifts

By Michael Barone | “This is now on track,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday, “to be the largest airlift in U.S. history.” On the process of bringing U.S. citizens, Afghan partners, and allies out, she continued, “I would not say that is anything but a success.” Psaki was very careful not […]

Carpenter: Why Afghanistan abruptly collapsed

By Ted Galen Carpenter | Any American who watched the collapse of South Vietnam’s government during the early months of 1975 is experiencing an acute sense of déjà vu about the recent Taliban offensive in Afghanistan. Afghan government forces are reeling since the United States began to execute the pullout of its troops a few weeks ago. Nine provincial […]

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