Plus: an unexpected digression into the world of Little Debbie dessert snack cakes.
But his cynical brand of realism did at least lead him to caution against some of America's ideological military adventures.
Some, like Rep. Patrick McHenry (R–N.C.), advocate a more measured approach.
Americans are likely to be blamed no matter what happens.
The stakes are high for this weekend's presidential election.
Terrorism does not thrive on peace and normalcy. It thrives on war and chaos and overbroad revenge projects.
The U.S.-Bahraini security pact is the first step towards a future U.S.-Saudi “mega-deal.” Critics say it violates the U.S. Constitution and aids torturers.
A self-described "anarcho-capitalist" leads in the polls ahead of Argentina's upcoming presidential election.
Geoffrey Swenson’s book Contending Orders tackles Afghanistan and Timor-Leste.
"During the visit, Biden could have refrained from deep public embraces of Modi or from emphasizing India's democracy. He chose to do neither," says Michael Kugelman.
Does Ukraine face an existential risk? Does it matter?
Restricting foreign real estate ownership has something for both sides—conservatives don't like foreigners, and progressives don't like capital.
Compared to Russia, war with China is a deeper nightmare.
Privatization can free orbital innovation from ground-bound politics.
After 50 days, Liz Truss is out as the U.K. prime minister and Rishi Sunak is in.
Thousands of people from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka have died while working on enormous infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The last thing the U.S. should be doing is poking a nuclear bear.
Terror Semantics, the AR-15 McGuffin, Runaway Aboutism, and the Clinton/Trump Follies: Working Through Orlando on The Fifth Column
Your favorite libertarian podcast tackles the nation's deadliest mass shooting
Matt Welch talks Orlando and more on Red Eye
Gun free zones and providing free recruiting services to ISIS by overly crediting Orlando shooting to foreign terror both condemned by Gary Johnson in interview this morning.
Trump Reiterates His Call for a Ban on Muslim Immigrants Because a Tiny Percentage Are 'Implicated in Terrorism'
The presumptive Republican presidential nominee exaggerates both the number of immigrants and the number who pose a domestic threat.
Wake up you Trump-hugging peaceniks
It was Hillary Clinton's worst decision as secretary of state, yet Trump can't make a coherent case against it.
Anti-Iran deal but pro-trade, wants to encourage China to curb North Korea, and too experienced with the actual complications of governing to want to rethink World War II on the fly.