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Max Boot: Trump should not take solace from Mueller’s cryptic correction

Just because Robert Mueller slightly reined in a BuzzFeed report doesn’t mean President Trump should break out the champagne glasses.


Max Boot: It’s hard to have a foreign policy with a president who doesn’t know his own mind

To the list of unanswerable philosophical conundrums – e.g., “What is the good life?” or “Do we have free will?” – add another: What the heck is the U.S. policy …


Max Boot: Democrats need a new foreign policy

For decades, elites in the United States believed that championing a liberal world order was in our interest. Now, we are seeing a new left-right axis emerge around protectionism and …


Max Boot: Abandoning American primacy will just cost us more in the long run

American primacy may be a drag, but it beats the alternatives – and if we are to maintain our geopolitical primacy, we will need to stop the erosion of our …


Max Boot: Trump can’t do anything right – even his coverups are incompetent

President Donald Trump is either oblivious to, or simply disdainful of, what for good reason has become conventional wisdom in politics. No president has attempted more cover-ups – and with …


I left the Republican ideological bubble. I don’t want to join another.

Now that I’ve left the Republican Party, I am often asked why I simply haven’t become a Democrat. In part it’s because I don’t agree with the progressive wing of …


Max Boot: George H.W. Bush, the anti-Trump

It is hard to imagine two men more disparate in character than the 41st and 45th presidents of the United States.


Max Boot: Democracy is in crisis around the world. Why?

Democracy is under siege in the United States – but not just in the United States. It’s a worldwide crisis.


Max Boot: What is happening to our country?

I am so sad. I am so heartbroken. What is happening to our country? How can we live in an America where a gunman can barge into a synagogue and …


Max Boot: U.S. doesn’t need to live with MBS

The United States can afford to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable. He is one S.O.B. we don’t have to live with.


Max Boot: Kavanaugh’s confirmation is a mindless exercise in party loyalty - and we’re all the losers

The swing votes in the Senate on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation – Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joe Manchin III, D-W.Va. – …


Max Boot: Trump creates crises, then claims credit for solving them

President Donald Trump’s specialty is to create crises and then claim credit for solving them. Last year, for example, he ratcheted up the rhetoric against Kim Jong Un – aka …


Max Boot: Protest is as American as football. Why doesn’t Trump get it?

The tang of fall is nearly in the air. The summer is all but over. Football season is here. Are you ready for some … culture war? This …


Max Boot: It’s not about Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court isn’t about his judicial philosophy, it’s about political outcomes.


Max Boot: McCain leaves the stage when we need him most

Abraham Lincoln said, “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Sen. John McCain, …


Max Boot: Republicans think if Trump does it, it’s not a crime

It is hard to exaggerate the potential significance of the news, first reported by CNN, that the president’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, can testify that Donald Trump both knew in …


Max Boot: Trump is trying to change the subject to Iran. Let’s not let him.

“In order to get elected, @BarackObama will start a war with Iran.” That was Donald Trump tweeting in 2011. This was President Trump tweeting late Sunday night: “To Iranian President …


Max Boot: How I miss Obama

And I say that as someone who worked to defeat him: I was a foreign policy adviser to John McCain in 2008 and to Mitt Romney in 2012. I criticized …


Max Boot: Trump turns the G-7 into the G-6 vs. G-1

Shortly after Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary in February 2016, I warned in an article co-written with economist Benn Steil that “a Trump presidency threatens the post-World War …


Paul Ryan’s pathetic legacy

For someone reputed to be a deep, long-range thinker, outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., showed a surprising lack of foresight in his handling of President Donald Trump. Imagine what …