Hillary Clinton

Trading places: Pacific pact tests political alliances

By |May 1st, 2015|

President Barack Obama finds himself in unfamiliar — and uncomfortable — territory. In working out a Pacific trade deal, the president is surrounded in general agreement by Republicans even as the Democratic base — among […]

Twenty Fifteen: Here’s what one informed observer sees coming

By |January 5th, 2015|

(Centennial Fellow) 2014 was the year of unravelling for President Obama as his party received a historic drubbing at the election polls, his administration was plagued with scandals and incompetence, and his international diffidence troubled allies and emboldened foes. 2015 will see a further progression of the Obama legacy: an increase in the $18 trillion debt that can’t be repaid, more division within the nation and between the governing parties, more brazen defiance regarding separation of powers, and a destabilized global political environment where US leadership is woefully lacking. […]

Inconvenient truths denied by climate faithful

By |September 12th, 2014|

At the tumultuous summer’s close, when throat-slashing, genocidal jihadists and economic malaise dominated headlines and our psyches, Hillary Clinton announced her preoccupation. […]

Think Again: National interest or self interest? Not a hard choice

By |June 21st, 2014|

If character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking, World War II Gen. Dwight Eisenhower radiated it on D-Day’s eve, writing that “any blame … is mine alone” in never-delivered remarks known as “In Case of Failure.” […]