Author: Alex Christy

Hillary Clinton: The one who will stand up to Putin?

At their recently concluded convention, Democrats attacked Donald Trump for his views on Russia and his comments on wanting Moscow to find and release Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. Former Defense Secretary and CIA chief Leon Panetta said in his speech: “He asked the Russians to engage in American politics. Think about that for a moment. Donald Trump wants to be President of the United States…is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the United States of America to affect an election.” Retired Rear Admiral John Hutson added: “This morning, he personally invited Russia...

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Trump is Wrong About NATO

With the Republican convention in the rear view window, Republicans have now devoted their energy to elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.  The Republican National Convention in Cleveland focused, in part, on the foreign policy resume of Hillary Clinton and the legacy Barack Obama will leave behind on the world stage. For years we have relentlessly criticized what has been come to be known as the Obama/Clinton foreign policy.  The withdrawal from Iraq, the war in Libya, Benghazi, the Russian reset, and other foreign policy misadventures have come to define Obama and Clinton’s foreign...

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Coup Attempt in Turkey and the Fallout

The world is still try to digest what exactly happened last week in Turkey and what the possible ramifications are, both in and outside of Turkey. Tayyip Erdogan is the power hungry, despotic–terrorist sympathizing-Islamist President of Turkey.  It was in this light that a faction of the Turkish military orchestrated a coup in an attempt to overthrow him.  The actions of the coup plotters included imposing curfews in Ankara and detonating a bomb at the Parliament building.  The coup would ultimately fail.  An F-16 shot down a commandeered helicopter and the coup plotters ultimately abandoned their failed attempt to overthrow Erdogan....

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Pokémon Go: The Good and the Bad

Unless you have been under a rock you are aware of the new craze sweeping the nation: the augmented reality based app, Pokemon Go. I did not play Pokemon in my younger years and have no intention to start now.  I have no clue what it means to “catch a Pokémon” or to “train Pokémon” or whatever else you do to a Pokémon.  All I know is that the entire country seems to be crisscrossing every street, avenue and alley to find whatever it is you find and do in the game. But even though I know essentially nothing about how the...

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Politically Homeless

In a New York Times op-ed, Ross Douthat suggest that it’s possible that political arguments may look quite different in the near future. “[P]erhaps we should speak no more of left and right, liberals and conservatives. From now on the great political battles will be fought between nationalists and internationalists, nativists and globalists.”  He explains how elites from New York to Washington and London to Brussels cannot see that to the average person they look “like something familiar from eras past: A powerful caste’s self-serving explanation for why it alone deserves to rule the world.” If the days of liberals...

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