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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyMay 23, 201712min392

Following a ballistic missile test that was possibly Pyongyang’s “most advanced yet,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner joined two prominent senators in penning a letter to the United Nations Security Council urging for more sanctions to be placed on North Korea. The epic that is North Korea’s quest for a missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and reaching the


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMay 11, 20178min516

“I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.” So said President George W. Bush in 2004. Leave for another day the debate over whether such a belief is more hopeful than realistic. What we do know: Tyrants and terrorists around the world are persecuting, torturing and slaughtering those whose hearts do desire freedom — even the most basic.


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Adam McCoyAdam McCoyMay 2, 20178min354

Following his participation in a North Korea-focused U.S. Senate field trip to the White House April 26, Sen. Cory Gardner took the international limelight again, a place he has grown seemingly more comfortable. Gardner took the opportunity of the White House visit to call for broader sanctions against North Korea and implored the U.S. military to continue carrying out its “show of strength exercises,” countering the increasingly provocative actions of Kim Jong Un's regime. Gardner, who has continued to grow his influence in U.S. foreign policy on North Korea, underscored a need to shift away from the failed policy of “strategic patience” so that Pyongyang understands all options are on the table for the United States.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayMarch 30, 201710min429

America can do anything but America can’t do everything, at least not within a four-year time frame. That suggests that the American president — any American president — needs to prioritize. In 2011, President Obama decided that the Muslim world should no longer be a top American priority. Against the advice of key members of his national security team, he decided to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq and do nothing about the growing turmoil in Syria. He expressed confidence that coalition forces would soon “begin to draw down” in Afghanistan. As for al Qaeda, it was “on the path to defeat.”


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningFebruary 21, 201729min547

Introducing a panel of foreign policy and national security experts convened on Thursday, Feb. 16, to sort out the impact of President Donald Trump on global security, moderator Samuel Rascoff recalled remarks — possibly apocryphal — attributed to Zhou Enlai on the occasion of President Nixon’s groundbreaking 1972 visit to the Chinese mainland. Asked what he thought about the French Revolution, the Chinese premier is supposed to have replied, “It’s too soon to tell.”


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayFebruary 9, 201710min534

This may come as a shock: It’s possible, not likely but possible, that a committee of officials from the Defense, State and Justice Departments, as well as the National Security Council, will conduct a review of the disproportionate funding the United States provides to the United Nations and, hold onto your hats, come to the conclusion that American taxpayers should spend less on an organization that is inefficient, corrupt and inimical to American interests. Nikki Haley, the newly confirmed American ambassador to the U.N. hinted at this radical departure from tradition when she said on Jan. 18 that that while she would oppose “slash and burn cuts” to the U.N. she did want to ensure that the U.S. “gets what it pays for.”


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayJanuary 19, 20179min768

Russia’s hacking of the Democratic National Committee was mischievous. Did it change the outcome of the 2016 elections? No evidence suggests that and the intelligence community isn’t claiming that. So those who are may be presumed to have an agenda: to establish the narrative that Donald Trump was not legitimately elected president. From that, it would follow that no one — not mayors, not governors, not members of Congress — is obliged to cooperate with him. They would be justified to “resist” his presidency instead. Ironically, or perhaps hypocritically, those who take this line are helping the Russians achieve their goal which, according to the declassified intelligence report released Friday, was to “undermine public faith in the U.S. democratic process.”


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Paula NoonanPaula NoonanDecember 21, 20164min324

The tower in Pisa leans over in a predictable manner due to a three-meter foundation set in weak, unstable subsoil, according to authorities. The PISA tests, aka the Program for International Student Assessment, also produce predictable results across 72 countries with 500,000 tested students representing 28 million 15-year-olds. PISA is not an achievement test. It assesses whether students can problem solve in various subject areas, including reading, math, science and financial literacy. Results from 2015 were reported December 6.


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Clifford D. MayClifford D. MayNovember 24, 20168min489

First and foremost: Nothing is more pivotal to democratic governance then holding free and fair elections that lead to a peaceful transference of power. Over the past week, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama all demonstrated that they get that. This is an achievement that should not be taken for granted — an achievement that remains out of reach in too many of the world’s nations. Sadly, thousands of Americans are too ignorant to comprehend that. They have been not just protesting — that’s fine, that’s their right — but attacking Trump supporters, burning American flags and vandalizing property. Not without justification do Trump voters see this as confirmation that they made the right choice. The majority of those voters live in “flyover country,” the vast American heartland between the Acela Corridor and the Left Coast. Most pollsters and journalists, ostensible pulse-takers of the nation, had not a clue as to what they were thinking.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 15, 20164min376

International student enrollment continues to climb at Colorado higher education institutions, according to data released by the Institute of International Education. The five percent increase suggests Colorado is gaining traction among students looking for a high-quality higher education experience abroad, according to a news release from StudyColorado, a state initiative to encourage and promote international student enrollment at 24 higher education institutions in the state.