Michael Cohen

A Dirty Little Secret of U.S. Foreign Policy on Crimea: There's Not Much We Can Do

If there is one thing the foreign policy community agrees about these days, it’s that President Obama must do moar to stand up to Vladimir Putin.

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Don't Listen to Obama's Ukraine Critics: He's Not 'Losing' – and It's Not His Fight

In the days since Vladimir Putin sent Russian troops into the Crimea, it has been amateur hour back in Washington.

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It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Chris Christie's Temper Got Him in Trouble

If there is a singular skill that separates presidential contenders from presidential "also-rans" it is discipline. The ability to stay on message, to keep emotions in check, to avoid distractions, to understand that the long-game must take precedence over the daily news cycle and to dodge the inevitable political headaches that emerge is essential to political success on a national stage.

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Homeland Isn't Just Bad TV, It Peddles The Worst Lies About US Foreign Policy

• Editor's note: there are Season 3 finale spoilers in this piece.

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The Republican Party's 'Defund Obamacare' Disorder

The Republican party is not in a good place right now. They are historically unpopular (particularly House Republicans); they have no discernible governing agenda; they are under assault from their own supporters; they continue to say stupid things that upset key voting groups … and – guess what? – things are about to get even worse.

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By Blocking Immigration Reform, House Republicans Secure GOP Death Spiral

Over the past several years, as the Republican party has slid deeper into ideological dogmatism, naked legislative obstructionism, mindless partisanship and increasingly heartless social policy, it has largely spoken with one voice. Whether you're the Senate majority leader, the governor of Texas or a state senator in Florida, the message and the madness have been remarkably similar.

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How Low Can the Republican Party Go?

What is the single most consequential political development of the past five years? Some might say the election (and re-election) of Barack Obama; others might point to the passage of the most important piece of social policy (Obamacare) since the 1960s; some might even say the drawing down of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in reality, it is the rapid descent of the Republican party into madness.

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