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Facebook: Just Say No
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Facebook: Just Say No

As missiles were launched into Syrian airspace, my Facebook feed once again reminded me exactly how alone I really am in the political sphere. Some were cheering on dropping bombs while others were make strange rationalizations that Trump committing these acts was somehow different than when Obama did so over the previous eight years. Foreign...

America First
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America First

Donald Trump made it very clear on the campaign trail that the America’s foreign policy goals needed a change.  Less focusing on what was good for the world and more focus on what is good for America.  America First!  This fit in well with his populist messaging about ending globalization and helping American workers.  However,...

Boots on the Ground
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Boots on the Ground

If we all can remember, this was the promise President Obama made about our involvement in Syria. In fact, according to USA Today, President Obama told us 16 times there would be “no boots on the ground in Syria.”  The truth is by the end of 2106 we have had around 5,000 troops in Syria....