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 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 […]