Alfonse D'Amato
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President Trump’s speech at the U.N. last week brought into clear focus some issues that have been simmering for years. Previous presidents have hinted at this discord, but they too often did it with hollowed-out diplomatic verbiage . . . more
The conflict in Syria has been a long and terrible war of attrition, a brutal civil war exacerbated by a ruthless ISIS insurgency, all stirred mercilessly by Iranian and Russian intervention. Now all this misery is concentrating itself in . . . more
The good news is that the U.S. economy is expected to grow by a solid 3.7 percent in the second half of 2018, while unemployment is now 3.9 percent. Even better news is that the benefits of this growth . . . more
The U.S. economy is humming along at a brisk pace, fueled by last year’s tax cuts, business growth and strong consumer confidence. Unemployment overall is the lowest in decades . . . more
Will the approaching midterm election simply be a referendum on Donald Trump’s presidency, or a more momentous vote affecting America’s future? Will it . . . more
Every president has an opportunity to leave a mark on America. The most consequential impact the administration of Donald Trump may have is in the area of international trade. more
America’s premier newspaper, The New York Times, prides itself on its commitment to reporting “All the News That’s Fit to Print.” But it seems the good U.S. economic news today is . . . more
When Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, ominously warned the U.S. last week that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars and peace with Iran is the mother of all peace,” he opened himself to . . . more
As readers of this column know, I have been generally supportive of President Trump’s policies since his election. I agree with him on . . . more
The U.S. and its European allies gathered again last week at NATO headquarters in Brussels to discuss the mutual-security commitment that has helped keep Europe at peace for almost 75 years. In the past, these meetings . . . more
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