Apparently not among the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump – the majority of whom live in fly-over country and lack college credentials.'
Either way, they are inferior to the NeverTrump sophisticates who’d rather lose election after election than win and get the job done of rolling back a decade of progressive misrule.'
Isn’t there an odor of opportunism and trimming about his current salvo against the president?'
He decries “the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs.”
If, as appears likely air assets and troops remain in Iraq, we will have the means to support the Kurds if necessary.'
That’s why Trump promised during the campaign to pull out our troops.'
We have allies in order to serve our interests and protect our security, and when allies stop doing that, a president should criticize them.'
It is shameless that NATO ally Germany, the world’s fifth richest nation, spends a bit more than 1% of GDP on defense.'
Germany gets away with this fecklessness because US taxpayers subsidize its security.'
And exactly which “democratic institutions” is Trump destroying?'
And we just had a midterm election that gave power to the Democrats, a sign that our democratic machinery is functioning as it should.'
They can spot a double standard or one applied selectively from a mile away.'
Romney should try it.'
Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, a Research Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, and a Professor of Classics and Humanities at the California State University.