Compelling China to drop its sponsorship of North Korea —
A nuclear-free Korea unified under South Korean leadership would be a win-win for both China and the U.S. and its regional allies. If China won’t negotiate this and instead destroys non-proliferation by allowing North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to survive, the U.S. should assist Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan:
- To defend themselves by installing advanced anti-missile systems and going nuclear.
- Simultaneously, the U.S. should place a death sentence on the trade-financing abilities of China’s major banks — by excluding them from U.S.-dollar-clearing institutions.
If China thinks the yuan could replace the dollar as the premier trade currency, it is engaging in wishful thinking: The yuan has a long way to go as a safe-haven currency —
The U.S. military, like U.S. corporations, needs Congress to quickly pass tax reform and a budget that addresses essential needs: Defense Secretary Mattis’s to modernize military faces uncertain future —
Democrats are not going to garner votes by continuing to be obstructionist regarding DACA: If Democrats care about Dreamers, let’s make a deal —
Unless Senator Majority Leader McConnell and the rest of the Republican senators agree to scuttle blue slips, Democrat Al Franken will have succeeded in blocking an outstanding jurist from a confirmation hearing to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Franken’s blue slip block —
One area of forceful Congressional action has been the House Intelligence Committee’s efforts to overcome the “Deep State” stonewalling of the FBI and Justice Department: House Committee subpoenas FBI and Justice —
The Left’s decades-long attempt to divide the country along racial, ethnic, gender, sexual preference lines has suffered a setback in Houston: Harvey, Houston, and the Left