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Congressional Commission Demands More Wasteful Spending on War

A congressional commission found America is weak, isolated, beleaguered, and endangered. Military spending must be greatly increased or Washington will lose its ability to run the world. In which case a new Dark Age may envelop the earth.

Trump will win the China trade war

Stephen Moore, The Hill

Chinese leaders in Beijing are in a four alarm panic right now. When we get to about 80 days in this 90 days cooling off period, they will cave. Ironically, the end result of the trade war is likely freer trade across the world. This will be good for America, and it will be good for China. It will be good for the rest of the global economy. Moreover, it will be the greatest boost for the stock market in decades. The big winners of the trade war will be those investors who have not fled for the exits and sold Trump short.

Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Should we cut back on our treaty commitments, terminating U.S. war guarantees until they comport with what are true vital U.S. interests? Should we, faced with two great power adversaries, do as Nixon did and seek to separate them? If, however, we conclude, as this city seems to be concluding, that the long-term threat to U.S. interests is China, not Putin's Russia, President Trump cannot continue a trade relationship that provides the Communist Party of Xi Jinping with a yearly $400 billion trade surplus. For that would constitute a policy of almost suicidal appeasement.

Joe Lieberman, former 'conscience of the Senate,' becomes a Chinese agent

Editors, Washington Examiner

Lawmakers becoming lobbyists is corrosive. Lawmakers becoming foreign agents is corrupt. Many foreign agents realize how unsavory it is, which is probably why the likes of Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Tony Podesta failed to disclose their work for foreign governments in a timely manner. Perhaps Congress should impose stricter rules on ex-lawmakers becoming foreign agents. In any event, Congress and the Bush administration can take a first step today to stop this unsavory practice: When Lieberman comes calling, tell him to buzz off.

How Democracy Is Losing the World

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Ronald Reagan's treaty that banned all U.S. and Soviet nuclear missiles with a range between 310 and 3,400 miles faces collapse. And President Trump's initiative to bring about a nuclear-free North Korea appears in peril. Yet, for the next two years, we will be preoccupied with whether paying hush money to Stormy Daniels justifies removing a president, and exactly when Michael Cohen stopped talking to the Russians about his boss building a Trump Tower in Moscow. We are an unserious nation, engaged in trivial pursuits, in a deadly serious world.

Liberals promised China would lead the world on greenhouse gases; they were right

Editors, Washington Examiner

China still promises it is getting serious about global warming, and yet, they still build massive new coal-fired plants. The worry, especially these days, isn’t simply that China will happily take our business. It’s that when China gobbles up manufacturing fleeing the countries with serious climate controls, this becomes a geopolitical weapon. Increasingly, China is using industry as a weapon to gain control over its portion of the globe, as well as Africa and even South America. If the West disarms in the name of climate, China will march on, powered by its coal.

The American Presidency Is in Xi's Hands

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump's chief negotiator Robert Lighthizer has his work cut out for him. The best thing he has going is that the Chinese know if the USA goes broke, they go broke with us. (At least there's one good thing about globalism!) Also, all Chinese leaders are concerned with rebellion — they have plenty. Nevertheless, the stock market, to say the least, is nervous. We should be too — not just for our 401Ks, but for the future of our republic on a whole lot of levels.

China, the NSA, Google, and the War on Freedom

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The employees of Google themselves behave much like a cult, eager to drum out the mildest of apostates. The self-styled social justice warriors on our campuses act similarly, ever searching for the most "victimized" person as the eye in the sky watches and, hopefully, approves. All the to-ing and fro-ing on our supposedly contentious social media are just fodder for the homogenization to come. It's all very Chinese, if you think not very far back to the Cultural Revolution.

A New Era for the China-Russia-U.S. Triangle

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Russia certainly has no interest in seeing in its neighborhood a nuclear Iran or an unhinged nuclear North Korea — or having disputes with a Chinese colossus along its 2,600-mile shared border. American appeasement, trade concessions, and extraordinary Chinese wealth did not make China a better global citizen. Perhaps stronger U.S. pushback, supported by an array of Asian allies and a conniving Russia, might.

Google and China—Made for Each Other

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Donald Trump -- the supposed fascist -- is the one who is actually challenging China, using the threat of tariffs to get them to change their behavior about such things as intellectual property, which they have ignored for decades. You would think Silicon Valley would be thrilled about this. But no. They go their merry, greedy way, making deals with Chairman Xi, this time -- how nauseating -- for a censored search engine.

When a foreign adversary meddled in a presidential election

Byron York, Washington Examiner

In the 1990s, a hostile foreign power meddled in our presidential election. There is simply no comparison between the political conversation about the Clinton foreign influence scandal in the 1990s and today's conversation about the Trump-Russia affair. Of course, the circumstances and facts are different, but it seems reasonable to say that for whatever reason, Washington is far more upset about Russia's attempt to influence the election in 2016 than it was about China's attempt to do the same 20 years earlier.

Was the Pre-Trump World Normal or Abnormal?

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

Half the country and much of the world, at least publicly, believes that Trump is an unnecessary disrupter of existing and necessary norms. The other half of the United States had concluded that what was recently considered normal was in truth abjectly abnormal — and growing dangerous. Maintaining the status quo would ensure them a future that in the long term would prove unsustainable, and not consistent with what they had envisioned America to be.

Another attempt, another failure of suppression of faith

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

President Xi makes no attempt to hide or disguise his ultimate goal. If Chinese believers are unhappy, Chinese officials are not. Christ’s admonition to “render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s,” works pretty well in the West. Despots like Xi Jinping think bigger than that. Why give God anything when everything is there for the taking? But in the end suppressing religious faith doesn’t work. Suppression of Christians just makes more Christians. President Xi will see.

Left Working Furiously To Bury Feinstein Spy Story

The experience of our friend Ben Weingarten suggests that there is a concerted effort to stifle the story and marginalize anyone who digs into Senator Dianne Feinstein's decades long financial and political relationship with Red China and the Communist spy who served as her office manager.

Will Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein Investigate Herself?

With Senator Feinstein’s deep ties to Red China it is fair to ask what if this anonymous “spy” was a lot more effective than has been admitted? And what ties are there between Feinstein’s economic interests and those of the People’s Liberation Army, the real owner of many Chinese companies?  And why was the "spy" on Feinstein's staff treated with kid gloves and never prosecuted?

Understanding Trump’s Goals And Strategy On Trade

Trump’s plan to seek freer, fairer, and more reciprocal trade when the United States is in a strong, and growing stronger, economic position is in the best interest of America’s taxpayers, producers, consumers and national security. Trump is playing a long game that in the end will benefit all American interests.

The Establishment Hearts China

Steven J. Allen, American Greatness

China is a totalitarian police state that tortures and jails dissidents and seeks to intimidate anyone who gets in its way. It’s killed more of its own people than any other government, ever. But many members of the American establishment see China as a partner, a role model, and the wave of the future. They believe that, instead of fighting the Communists, we should work with them and emulate them. The arguments against democracy by many of our opinion leaders and industrialists sound as if they were crafted by Chinese Communists? Great fools think alike, I suppose.

Celebrating 200 Years of Communism

Two hundred years ago Karl Marx was born. He belongs in a small but important category: people who should never have existed. Unfortunately, we can’t retroactively erase him from history. But we shouldn’t treat his life like something to celebrate.

Conservative Senators Must Oppose Gina Haspel For CIA Director

In her testimony yesterday, Gina Haspel gave conservatives a rare insight into how operatives of the Deep State think and work – and it should scare everyone who saw it or has read about it. What’s more, Haspel gave conservatives concerned about Russia, China and the war Islam has declared on the West absolutely no reason to vote for her.

Where to Hold the Kim-Trump Summit?

The prospective summit is a dramatic, unpredictable step that just might fix a problem which appeared to be insoluble. The location of such a meeting should be equally unique. Both President Trump and Supreme Leader Kim have flair for the dramatic. Why shouldn’t their location choice for the summit reflect a little daring?