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US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arab Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Worst 1st Year of Foreign Policy Ever

Most presidents struggle in their first year as commander in chief. But Donald Trump got tired of winning before he started.

TIJUANA, MEXICO - JANUARY 27:  A view of the US-Mexican border fence at Playas de Tijuana on January 27, 2017 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to impose a 20 percent tax on all imported goods from Mexico to pay for the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a planned meeting with President Trump over who would pay for Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey: Mexico’s View of U.S. Turns Drastically Negative

Mexican approval of the United States is the lowest it has been in over a decade, but many still want to move to America.

Iraqi Kurdish demonstrators wave the Kurdish flag during a protest demanding for the independence of Kurdistan outside the United Nations offices in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region, on August 23, 2014. About 700,000 Iraqis have gathered in the Kurdish north after being driven from their homes by jihadist Islamic State (IS) fighters, the UN said as it stepped up a massive aid operation to the region. AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED        (Photo credit should read SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kurds Are Not Children

They have earned their independence, and the West must get out of the way.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (C) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s Lies About James Comey Keep Unraveling

The president said his first FBI director lost the confidence of the rank-and-file. Newly released government documents prove otherwise.

WINTERSET, IA - JANUARY 19:   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a copy of Time Magazine outside the John Wayne Birthplace Museum on January 19, 2016 in Winterset, Iowa. Trump received the endorsement of Aissa Wayne, John Wayne's daughter. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Could Donald Trump Lose in the GOP Primaries?

It’s more likely than you might think. And it’s not too early to see how a challenger could win.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27:  Area Muslims and local immigration activists participate in a prayer and rally against President Donald Trump's immigration policies on January 27, 2017 in New York City. President Trump has taken actions since the inauguration to start the building of a long promised wall along the Mexican border and to cut federal grants for immigrant protecting 'sanctuary cities'.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stephen Miller Has a Point, You Cosmopolitans

Liberals need to understand that immigration isn't necessarily always good for America.

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Forget Purple Mountains’ Majesty

With corporate interests and climate change threatening America’s national parks, international cooperation and entrepreneurial competition might be the only things that keep them safe.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 14:  A flag at the U.S. Capitol has been lowered  to half staff after President Barack Obama ordered the action while speaking on the shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School December 14, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama called for 'meaningful action' in the wake of the latest school shooting that left 27 dead, including 20 children.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The End of History Is the Birth of Tragedy

Americans have forgotten that historic tragedies on a global scale are real. They’ll soon get a reminder.

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives at a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Can Trump Pardon Himself?

If the current president has proved anything, it’s that there’s a first time for everything.

NEW YORK - MAY 12:  The United Nations logo on the back wall of the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations is seen from the floor May 12, 2006 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  NEW YORK - MAY 12:  The view from the speakers rostrum in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations is seen May 12, 2006 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.   The General Assembly Hall was remodeled in 1979 to accommodate up to 182 delegations, each of which has six seats. All seats are equipped with earphones, broadcasting simultaneously in the Assembly's six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.  The United Nations headquarters, completed in 1952, is widely considered to be a landmark achievement of the International Style of architecture.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Has President Trump Learned to Love the United Nations?

Donald Trump came into office decrying the U.N. and NATO, two organizations he now can't seem to live with out.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 28: President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House, January 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. Also pictured, from left, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. On Saturday, President Trump is making several phone calls with world leaders from Japan, Germany, Russia, France and Australia. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Trump Transition and the Next 1357 Days

The president devoted his first 100 days to getting settled in. Now the real governing can begin.

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a baby during a rally in the Special Events Center of the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida on November 5, 2016. / AFP / Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump Is America’s Experiment in Having No Government

Yes, it seems scary. But it’s all in the name of science.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 10:  A United Airlines plane sits on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport on June 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  The Environmental Protection Agency is taking the first steps to start the process of regulating greenhouse gas emissions from airplane exhaust.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chinese Blame America for United Airlines

The brutal treatment of an Asian-American doctor has reminded Chinese of everything they hate about the United States.

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