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More lows in high court confirmations

The confirmation process has followed the crumbling, descending path the rest of American politics has taken into the depths of cynicism, faux outrage and pandering to the parties’ hysterical bases.

Tech platforms are in an existential crisis

It turns out more people in more places seeing more things isn’t an unequivocal good. And because it isn’t, platforms can’t pretend they’re neutral overseers any longer — no matter how many haphazard rules they put in place.

Accusing a powerful man brings difficult consequences

In at least some quarters, you are ridiculed, dismissed and labeled a liar, a lunatic — or both. Even some friends, family and colleagues are not supportive and instead question why you needed to stick your head out at all.


OPINION

Is Korea denuclearization process for real?

Many hard-line U.S. military and national-security officials remain skeptical.


OPINION

GOP fell for Trump’s overconfidence game

All of this was predictable from the moment Trump took office and, despite many Republican fantasies, failed to magically become presidential.


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Digital discourse and the scourge of anonymity

It is discouraging that a major media outlet would excuse cowardice — that is the right word — under the cloak of anonymity.

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Poland’s ‘Fort Trump’ offer sets dangerous precedent

Polish President Andrzej Duda’s offer to call a military base “Fort Trump” if the U.S. agrees to set one up in his country was, of course, a joke — but not entirely.


Military Update

‘Blue Water Navy’ supporters target VA secretary’s hardline

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, met with Robert Wilkie to try to coax the new VA secretary out of his department’s newly stiffened opposition to a House-passed bill that would extend VA health care and compensation to tens of thousands of former sailors and Marines with Agent Orange-associated ailments. “We haven’t convinced him yet,” Brown said.


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Afghanistan and Syria: Twin failures of US policy

American policymakers can’t seem to say no to the use of lethal military power — even when it is painfully evident the use of force will likely fail to attain the strategic aims for which it is intended.

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US must protect Idlib’s 3 million Syrians

Washington should start by vowing to retaliate in the event of any indiscriminate use of violence by Assad against his own people, in a manner of our choosing. That could be done without dramatically escalating U.S. involvement in the war.


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China doesn’t assert itself in same way USSR did

The Chinese geopolitical dream is not revolution or conquest; it is simply a much weaker America.


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US must modernize the way it fights wars

We need to be prepared to leave expensive platforms that don’t fit the new priorities on the cutting-room floor, no matter their proud history or political constituencies.


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Manafort’s deal with Mueller: Too little, too late?

What’s clear is that Manafort was out of cards to play.

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