Jonah Goldberg: The Trump Doctrine, in short, is simply the international relations analogue to the domestic version of Trumpism. The Big Man personifies the national will, and constraints on the national will are for suckers.
Over the next three months, the fate of the Iran nuclear agreement and U.S. relations with Iran fall to President Trump and congressional leaders. There is no one as important as Sen. Ben Cardin in determining the fate of this relationship.
The president is turning away as everyone else aggressively leans in, with renewable energy markets in the developing world flourishing. China has surpassed the U.S. to become the leader in clean energy investment, and will spend more than $360 billion over the next four years to cement this position. India invested close to $10 billion in 2016. By walking away from Paris, the U.S. dealmaker-in-chief has essentially guaranteed that a greater percentage of these investments will be made by
Rex Tillerson's nomination as our next secretary of state poses major challenges, especially in two critical respects. While clearly knowledgeable about energy, the ExxonMobile CEO has very limited familiarity with many complex issues ranging from nuclear weapons to numerous treaty relationships to decades-long conflicts, and there is little sign he knows much about China. Equally difficult is his very close relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Locally, there is a strong message for all elected officials: The vocal conservatives of Carroll County are the tip of a very deep iceberg. They may be too busy to write letters or attend hearings, but they vote! In fact, approximately 57,000, or 64 percent of, Carroll voters decided they had had enough of weak Republicans and voted for Trump. Don't say it's because we had no other choice. In Carroll's Republican primary, Trump received one-and-a-half times more votes than all of the next 10
Militaries have historically been a male domain. This is why it is so remarkable that a four-star general stood on stage at the Democratic National Convention and referred to our nation's potential future commander in chief as "her."
Student activists who convinced Towson University's interim president to sign a pledge to improve diversity and fight discrimination on campus earned a mention in Time magazine's "Person of the Year" issue.
By electing Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to be premier, Greeks voted last week to end the draconian economic measures imposed by Germany and other international lenders. After the dust settles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will either backpedal on the austerity imposed on Athens or accept Greece's exit from the euro.