Whatever you think about her politics, and I don’t think much of them, there can be no serious doubt that Brittney Griner is a political prisoner of a war. She has been captured by an enemy regime, against whom we are engaged in a war, and as a consequence of that war and our involvement, she is being held hostage in order to be used as leverage against American interests.
Category: Foreign Policy
Trump’s Tariffs Will Reduce Trade Deficits By Reducing Trade
It’s too bad that good politics rarely makes for good economics. Donald Trump’s historic election was in no small part due to his brilliant electoral strategy of focusing on the neglected blue-collar “Rust Belt” states that his opponent took for granted — or forgot about, or were simply too dirty for her to visit — […]
Congratulations on North Korea, Mr. Trump. Now go to Flint, Michigan.
Trump should consider appointing a special master to oversee the Flint Water Crisis, like former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. President Trump just had his best week. After explaining to our “traditional allies” that we would no longer be their ATM, Trump travelled to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in […]
Egypt Pits Obama 2009 against Obama 2011
By Jordan B. Rickards, Esq., and Dr. Timothy Michael Law, Ph.D., a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations and arguably its first great empire, today finds itself in the throes of birthing pains attendant to progress. As the world watches waves of protestors […]
President Obama’s Non-Answers Regarding the Non-War in Libya
As American military operations continue in Libya at a cost of $100 million per day, the President finally saw fit this past Monday to address the American people on the matter, after nine days of combat and not a word from our Commander in Chief since its inception. The President began his twenty-minute speech by […]
President Strangelove: How Obama Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombs
Have we not yet learned anything of the limits of American hegemony? Even a cursory review of our post-Vietnam engagements in the Middle East shows a foreign policy almost entirely rooted in ineffectual militarism. Starting in the 1980s, we armed the Mujahedeen rebels in Afghanistan (and thereby created Al Qaeda), had multiple encounters with Libya, […]
If Killing Bin Laden Was Wrong, I Don’t Want To be Right
In the wake of Osama bin Laden’s glorious demise, a number of attention-seeking contrarians have felt the need to voice their opinions condemning the killing as either illegal, or unjust, or both. Leading the charge was Tony Metcalf, the British editor-in-chief of the Metro newspapers in the United States, who opined that “Democratic states do […]
Bin Laden’s Death Was A Happy Letdown
Learning of the death of Osama bin Laden was one of those rare moments in life, the kind that cause us to realize instantly that we will always remember where we were when it happened. Like many Americans, the last time I had experienced such a moment was a related event, when almost ten years […]