Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul

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Today might be a good day for Republicans to reread Milton Friedman and remember the virtues of capitalism, free trade and markets, and private property (not "directed" by the government) that their party once embraced.

Coerced and stolen IP and unfair subsidies to Chinese state-owned enterprises are real issues in US-China relations. Trump's unfortunate trade war almost guarantees that these serious issues will not be addressed. Ending the trade war eventually will be focus, not IP or subsidies

Xi is not up for reelection next year.

But remember, ‘trade wars are easy to win.’

There's a reason that most economists support free trade and shun trade wars.

I have an instinctual reversion to anything labeled "inevitable."

Former Russia ambassador can't explain Trump's feud with Denmark over Greenland: "There's not logic to what he says"


To those media outlets who covered extensively the " the invading caravan" before the election-- sometimes on page one -- but now have completely dropped reporting on this alleged national security threat, realize how badly Trump played you & don't repeat.

Why does Trump so desire Putin’s approval? There is something so unnatural, strange, and troubling about his fealty before Putin, especially when he is in Putin’s presence.

You don’t destroy evidence, lie to the FBI, or declare I’m f**ked, if you didn’t do anything wrong.

I hope Americans will not forget how absolutely bizarre it is to have the daughter of a president (1) work at the WH (2) attend G20 summits and bilat meetings with world leaders and (3) give these content-free readouts.

Trump has tweeted 36,500 times. To the best of my knowledge, yesterday's tweet -- the one adding evidence to his possible obstruction of justice -- is the first time ever that someone else claimed to write a tweet for him. Just a coincidence?