Venezuela

California Has Become America’s Cannibal State

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review

What is the ideology behind such destructive state policies? Venezuela, which is driving out its middle class, is apparently California’s model. California is waging an outright war on the upper middle class, which lacks the numbers of the poor and the clout of the rich. Those who administer California’s plagued department of motor vehicles and high-speed-rail authority may often be inept and dysfunctional, but the state’s tax collectors are the most obsessive bureaucrats in the nation. What is Sacramento’s message to those who combine to pay half the state’s income taxes and have not yet left California? “Be gone or we will eat you!”

If the Army Stands With Maduro, What Is Plan B?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

Are we inviting a civil war in Venezuela? Should the shooting start in Caracas, what do we do then? Did anyone think this through? Guiado's constitutional claim to the presidency of Venezuela was a scheme cooked up in collusion with Washington, made in the USA, with Secretary of State Pompeo, John Bolton and Sen. Marco Rubio signing on, and President Trump signing off. This was Plan A. But if Plan A does not succeed, and Maduro, with America's prestige on the line, defies our demand that he yield, what do we do then? What is Plan B?

The Trump Doctrine

President Trump’s remarks at the UN were noteworthy, not so much for their radical departure from the interventionist policies of the two Bush presidents, and their rejection of the weakness and globalism of Obama, but for their return to the principles of George Washington.

Immigrant From Former Trump Travel Ban Country Shoots Up Tennessee Church

Vast numbers of Sudanese immigrants are on welfare and Sudan is so violent that the U.S. Embassy requires U.S. government personnel in Sudan to use armored vehicles for all travel, yet the country was inexplicably taken off the travel ban list.

As Nicolas Maduro and Socialism Destroy Venezuela, Its People Must Restore Democracy

Venezuelans have been seeking to rid themselves of Maduro's criminal elite. However, President Trump's comment that, “We have many options for Venezuela, including a possible military option if necessary,” did not help their cause.

Ukraine Will Be More Democratic Without McCain And Obama Meddling

As Senator Rand Paul said during last year’s demonstrations that overthrew the Islamist government in Egypt, America has a terrible record of picking winners and losers in the domestic upheavals of foreign countries. Now Senator McCain wants to put the Obama administration in charge of the rebuilding of Ukraine on the American taxpayers’ dime?