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It's what was left unsaid in Trump's speech that matters most

April 27, 2016  •  Fox News

What was important about Donald Trump's much anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday is what he didn't say. There was no mention by the self-declared Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee of his determination to build a wall between Mexico and the United States and get the Mexican government to pay for it.

There was only a passing reference to his frequent criticism of illegal immigrants, the theme that helped launch his presidential campaign last summer.

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Missing in Action
The U.S. still lacks a comprehensive counterterror strategy

Spring 2016  •  City Journal

In January 2001, a bipartisan federal commission led by Senators Warren B. Rudman and Gary Hart published "New World Coming," the first installment of a three-volume report on American security in the twenty-first century. Its warnings proved prescient. Challenged by the eruption of "long-suppressed nationalisms, ethnic or religious violence, humanitarian disasters, major catalytic regional crises, and the spread of dangerous weapons," the U.S. military would eventually be unable to protect Americans from terrorist groups and rogue states in possession of weapons of mass destruction. "Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers," the authors warned. In September of that year, the World Trade Center fell.

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Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Hillary and the real New York value -- chutzpah

April 18, 2016  •  Fox News

New Yorkers often invoke a Yiddish word that defies quick translation but is widely understood throughout the nation – "chutzpah." Its classic definition, the boy who murders his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan, could apply to recent statements by all the leading presidential candidates.

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Great Danes and the Typecasting Trap

April 15, 2016  •  City Journal

Claire Danes is a star. Whether battling Islamist terrorists and internal demons as Carrie Mathison on the Showtime series Homeland (for which she won back-to-back Emmys and two Golden Globes) or commanding the New York stage in a new play about the sins of American capitalism, the actress commands your attention. That's the strength—and a weakness—of Dry Powder, the 90-minute drama now playing in a limited run (through May 1) at Manhattan's Public Theater.

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A Break With Orthodoxy

March 31, 2016  •  City Journal

NATO, a pillar of American foreign policy for decades, is "obsolete." Washington should slash funding for the 28-member, 67-year old alliance because it's "costing us a fortune." Japan and South Korea should develop their own atomic weapons rather than continuing to rely on America's nuclear arsenal. Seoul should "reimburse" Washington for protecting the Pacific. The U.S. should stop buying oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab exporters, if they won't send troops to fight militant Islamists. Nation-building has been "proven not to work." U.S. military bases abroad don't help America project power or protect its interests. America is being "ripped off" by free trade. Russia's Vladimir Putin is a stand-up guy, and China is an "enemy" that is "bilking us for billions." Washington should "knock the hell out of ISIS," but not send U.S. combat troops, or even special forces, to do it.

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Cover of The Story: A Reporter's Journey Cover of Germs Cover of God Has Ninety-Nine Names Cover of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf Cover of One, by One, by One

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