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Both China and India are fiercely nationalistic societies, large segments of whose populations believe that after centuries of oppression their time has come. The high visibility of the ongoing standoff gives Xi and Modi little room to maneuver. Neither leader can afford to be seen as weak by his supporters.
Trump has gone a long way, in just seven months in office, toward deflating the pretensions of the presidency. That reduction in the stature of the executive has been Trump’s effect rather than his intent.
In these tribal times, the impulse to support anyone who shares your enemies is powerful. But it is a morally stunted reflex.
Universities sponsor separate orientations, dormitories and commencements for identity groups (are separate drinking fountains next?). A corporate CEO fires an employee who challenged the dogma that only invidious discrimination can explain gender percentages in job categories different from those of the larger population.
Opinions may differ on ways to counter China’s high-tech mercantilist protectionism and economic aggression, but it is a vital debate we should be having.
Standard police training — to issue commands, and when they are not followed, to push harder and more aggressively — may work in other circumstances, but is exactly wrong for situations involving people with mental illnesses or developmental disorders.
It is sad that some Republicans seem to have given up on President Reagan’s idea of a growing pie with bigger slices for all. They should heed jis vision for unleashing American greatness.
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As lawmakers look to reverse the military’s drawdown, they would be wise to right-size the bloated defense civilian workforce and unlock the economic potential of communities affected by base realignment and closure. By refusing to consider BRAC altogether, Congress is also hurting the military’s strategic posture abroad.
The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious.
With teen smoking at a new low, policymakers should be celebrating a public health success instead of seeking a new regulatory expansion.
Economic coercion against China has not been tried because it is risky. Many will fret that the U.S. is causing instability. But Americans have to choose: Is economic tension with China as bad as a nuclear-armed North Korea?
With less than two weeks before leaving office, the Obama administration cut the FHA mortgage insurance premium. Only hours after the inauguration, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended the premium cut. Why this flurry of activity?