Donald Trump

Forum: What Happens Next In Syria?

Every Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s question: What Happens Next In Syria? Don Surber: I posted my answer. I told readers on Thursday, “My money [Read More]

Donald Trump

Getting Serious About Syria

The bleeding orifice known as Syria has once again erupted, due to a chemical weapons attack in Douma that took a number of civilian lives, or so it seems.I say this because media has become a weapon in modern warfare, the Sunni Syrian rebels are more than capable of rigging [Read More]

Donald Trump

President Trump condemns Syria chemical attack – Response forthcoming (video)

During a cabinet meeting earlier today, President Donald J. Trump condemned the chemical attack in Syria. Trump also stated that there are ongoing meetings with the military and that a response will be forthcoming within the next 24 to 48 hours. Clearly, Ambassador John Bolton on his first day as [Read More]

Black Swans Trump
Donald Trump

Trump isn’t a Black Swan; he’s a whole flock of Black Swans (by Wolf Howling)

Following his unexpected victory, Trump is quickly becoming America’s most consequential conservative president, making him a one-man flock of Black Swans. A “Black Swan Event” is one that: Comes as a surprise – i.e., a “high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event . . . beyond the realm of normal expectations in [Read More]

Government

The Silence Of The FBI

By: Mike McDaniel    Remember The Silence of The Lambs (1991), the Jody Foster vehicle? Foster played Clarice Starling, an FBI recruit, still in the FBI academy, who was recruited by the legendary head of the FBI’s profiling division to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, and ultimately catch a particularly nasty [Read More]

Nicholas Kristoff wrong about risky president
Donald Trump

Dear Nicholas Kristoff: Trump isn’t the scary guy. Obama gambled with America.

Nicholas Kristoff calls Trump scary and reckless. Somehow he missed eight years of Obama’s incredibly scary and reckless behavior. The only time I ever take Nicholas Kristoff seriously is when he writes about the horrors of obstretric fistula. It’s a dreadful affliction and there are charities that are trying to [Read More]

Leftist world view
Politics

Facebook provides a useful, and disturbing, insight into the Leftist world view

Thanks to my Facebook feed, I have a front row seat for the Leftist world view, which is occasionally amusing and invariably somewhat frightening. One of the useful things about my Facebook feed is the plethora of posts educating me about the Leftist world view. My feed means that, unlike [Read More]

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Politics

The Bookworm Beat 4/10/17 — the quick hits edition and open thread

I’m not feeling particularly inspired today, but this Bookworm Beat has some links I’d like to share with you, covering everything from politics to humor. Obergefell is worse than you imagined. Obergefell is the case in which Justice Kennedy, writing the romance novel of his life, found buried in the Constitution [Read More]

Middle East

Progressives Want Tulsi Gabbard Gone for Questioning Syria’s Chemical Weapon Attacks.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii is once again hitting the nerves of Progressive leadership and pundits after questioning “whether Assad was responsible for the recent chemical weapons attacks in Syria.”  Gabbard’s vocal opposition to last week’s U.S. military’s airstrikes on a Syrian air field as ordered President Donald Trump did [Read More]

Middle East

Putting Humpty Together

What should our policy with respect to Syria be? What do we want to happen? Although it’s nine months old, in the light of recent developments I found this analysis by Thanassis Cambanis at The Century Foundation useful in considering those questions. First, what has our policy been? In effect [Read More]

Donald Trump

An American President Again?

By: Mike McDaniel    As everyone not living in a cave in the South Pacific knows by now, President Trump authorized the release of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles from two American destroyers. Their target: the Syrian Shayrat airbase, the very airbase from which a Sarin attack was launched on innocent [Read More]

Electric Fence Trump Doctrine
Donald Trump

Yes, despite the Syria airstrike, there is still a Trump doctrine and it’s still good

While Trump’s Syria strike left friends and foes believing he has no foreign policy doctrine, I think there is a Trump doctrine and it’s a good one too. In the wake of Trump’s narrowly tailored strike against Assad’s air force base (a strike preceded by a warning to the Russians [Read More]

World

Syria – Has Trump Fallen Into The Trap?

President Donald Trump ordered two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea, the USS Ross and the USS Porter, to attack a Syrian base. They fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a single target, Shayrat Airfield in Homs province in western Syria. President Trump ordered this in response to yet another new [Read More]

Good news when Trump is president
Donald Trump

The Bookworm Beat 4/7/17 — the “it’s good news when Donald Trump is president” edition and open thread

For 8 years, my open threads have been depressing. This one, though, had me feeling remarkably cheerful as there’s a lot of good news under President Trump. I am very pleased with the airstrike President Trump ordered in Syria. Chemical weapons are a national security threat to every nation in [Read More]