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The Caravan: Options

In 2013 when Obama was still president, I offered a piece entitled Ellis Island del Norte, Ellis Corral del Sur laying how we could open an …

Donald Trump Knows

One of the most read articles at my VassarBushmills.com website wasn’t written by me. (Figures.) Even though it was first published at “American Spectator” in …

Putin and the Gringoskis, First Principles

Putin and the Gringoskis, First Principles

The first principle of any serious discussion with Russia and Vladimir Putin is that in the final analysis the United States can annihilate Russia, and they cannot destroy us back, no matter how hard the American Left tries to emasculate us.

Vladimir Putin is well aware of this, so any neogotiation with the United States is to test the will of American leadership. Putin already knows Trump is firm while “Sidesaddle” Barack Obama (see my prior Hot Take) was feckless and easy to manipulate. Any handshake agreement that will come out of this Helsinki “summit”, regardless of the theatre, will reflect that basic first principle, understood by both parties.