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Malcolm and Swearer on self defenseNational Review, "Another Terrible Florida Case Illustrates the Need for Armed Self-Defense" Mar. 15, 2018
Analysis: "John Malcolm and Amy Swearer of the Heritage Foundation compile studies showing that mass shooters typically have 'extensive histories' of 'mental health issues, disturbing behaviors, or interpersonal violence.' Even criminals who commit more-'normal' crimes tend to have their own violent pasts. 'Intimate partner conflict and domestic violence history are major risk factors for homicide-suicides,' and a 'small number of recidivist violent offenders' are 'responsible for the majority of gun violence.''"
James Carafano on new Secretary of StateThe Hill, "Trump nominates hawkish ally as new chief diplomat" Mar. 13, 2018
Analysis: James Carafano described Pompeo as a potential kindred spirit for Trump who is willing to take "tactical risks" to accomplish U.S. foreign policy objectives. Carafano said, “it does seem he’s more willing to poke the system and he’s increasingly more confident in doing that. I don’t expect massive shifts in U.S. foreign policy. But I think, tactically, we’re maybe in for a bit more of a wild ride.”
Stephen Moore on Trump and tradeTownhall, "Understanding the Trump Trade Doctrine" Mar. 13, 2018
Opinion: "Last week, Donald Trump dialed back his earlier call for a punitive and blanket tariff on imported steel and aluminum. Good decision. The financial markets rallied, as the new plan specifically targets countries that are cheating and stealing, such as China and Russia, and provides exemptions for allies. It was a reminder that, with Trump, it always comes down to the art of the deal."
President James on school SafetyThe Hill, "10 questions about school safety" Mar. 1, 2018
Opinion: "The political debate raging today is so disappointing. If our nation really wants to make schools safer, we have to have a broader and more caring conversation. It must be one that includes mental health, family breakdown, culture, media and more. But instead, some insist on sticking with two-word slogans like “ban guns!” Can’t we do better?"