New Zealand: 'No Evidence' for Sri Lanka Claim Jihad Was Revenge for Christchurch

Officials from other nations are disputing, or at least declining to support, Sri Lankan Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene’s contention that the Easter Sunday terrorist bombings in his country, which killed 359 people as of the latest count, were intended as retaliation for the shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March.

Economist Thomas Sowell: 'No Hard Evidence' That Trump Is Racist

Conservative economist and author Thomas Sowell weighed in Thursday on “Fox & Friends” on Democrats’ continuous accusations that President Donald Trump is “racist.” Sowell said he has “seen no hard evidence” of racism from the president. “I’ve seen no hard

David Frum: Shutdown Will End with 'No Wall,' Trump Backing Down

Friday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” former Bush speechwriter and Atlantic writer David Frum said the current government shutdown would end with President Donald Trump backing down over his demand for funding to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Frum said, “One of Donald Trump’s difficulties is he doesn’t understand that words connect at points to the real world, that they describe something. He lives in a world in which he watches things on TV, on one network, sometimes CNN a little bit. In that world he’s got designated talkers who are paid by the network, sometimes to go on TV and tell Donald Trump things that he likes. Like the Democrats are divided, or that the country will blame them.” He added, “Meanwhile, he is about to face this decision. December 31, New Year’s Eve is coming up. There are people who have paid $200,000 annual memberships to go to Mar-a-Lago and schmooze with the president. That’s money that goes into his pocket. He’s expected there. The Secret Service has paid $50,000 for tents for the Secret Service for them at this Mar-a-Lago New Year’s Eve party. Will President Trump go? I assume he will want to go. How will things look the

U.S. Withdrawal from Syria Grants Putin Goal of 'No Foreign Forces,' Leaves Kurdish Allies Adrift

A U.S. military withdrawal from Syria would fulfill a significant goal of Iran, Russia, and their ally Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, as well as benefit Turkey, which has repeatedly urged the United States to stop lending support to Syrian Kurdish militiamen fighting the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).