close Video President Trump approves sending more troops to Mideast to deter Iran after Saudi oil plant attacks Reaction from John Hannah, former national security adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney. There’s an old saying that wars are easy to get into but hard to get out of. President Trump understands this, which is why he wisely resisted the temptation to launch a military strike against Iran after that nation launched a missile and drone attack last week against Saudi Arabian oil facilities. When he was running for president, Trump promised the American people he would not jump into endless conflicts in the greater Middle East, where thousands of members of the U.S. military have been killed and wounded in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fighting began in 2001 in Afghanistan and 2003 in Iraq and still continues in both countries. U.S. forces have also fought on a smaller scale in Syria to strike at terrorist targets. ATTACK ON SAUDI ARABIA OIL FIELD WOULD … [Read more...] about Harry Kazianis: Trump wise to avoid a devastating war with Iran in wake of attack on Saudi Arabia
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A Warning A Warning Photo: Twelve, Handout Photo: Twelve, Handout Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A Warning A Warning Photo: Twelve, Handout Book World: Profiles in Thinking About Courage: inside 'A Warning' by Anonymous 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A Warning By Anonymous Twelve. 259 pp. $30 --- There is a good reason the anonymous Trump administration official who published an opinion essay in the New York Times last year describing an internal resistance to the president has managed to remain anonymous. The op-ed, for all the speculation and controversy it generated, yielded few identifying details. The author claimed to be part of a group fighting for America's democratic institutions while … [Read more...] about Book World: Profiles in Thinking About Courage: inside ‘A Warning’ by Anonymous
Gas prices are spiking in California, causing angst among drivers. In San Francisco, the average gas price hit $4.27 a gallon as of mid-afternoon Monday, according to AAA, which tracks the figures. In California, it was $4.18. The state has had the biggest increase in the country over the past week, and its prices were significantly more than the national average of $2.66 a gallon Monday, according to a AAA report. “It’s ridiculous that gas is almost $5 a gallon,” said Mike Sellers, 27, pumping in downtown San Francisco on Monday at a Shell station, where prices were running $4.89. “I’m just filling up the bare minimum,” he said, adding prices near his home in Lafayette were $4.25. “When I want to go fill all the way up, I’ll find somewhere like Fremont where the gas is much cheaper. I try not to compromise on gas, but sometimes you have to.” Analysts blamed the spike on California refinery maintenance, low national production and … [Read more...] about ‘It’s ridiculous’: Gas prices spike above $4 in SF and California
The media and the general public tend to give political leaders the credit, or blame, for the state of the economy. This is clearly the case with President Trump, much of whose popularity, such as it is, is based on the good health of the U.S. economy. But is the economy doing well because of Trump’s economic policies, such as the reduction of tax rates, or something else entirely that economists have missed? There are many complex factors that determine the state of the economy, but only one absolute prerequisite — available and affordable energy to manufacture and move things to market, and to transport, feed, comfort and amuse people. In the U.S. and the rest of the industrialized world this means principally liquid and gaseous petroleum. For many natural scientists, this is clearly extremely important, perhaps even dominant, in the success or failure of economies.ADVERTISEMENTToday in the U.S. oil is less than $55 a barrel, and gas is about as cheap … [Read more...] about Does Trump have a bunch of ‘losers’ to thank for a growing economy?
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 15 Fox News Flash top headlines for Nov. 15 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Qatar had advance knowledge on an Iranian attack on four commercial vessels in the Gulf of Oman in May and may have failed to warn its U.S., French and British allies, a western intelligence report alleges. The report, obtained exclusively by Fox News, claims that Qatar had prior knowledge of the May 12 attack of two Saudi tankers, a Norwegian tanker and a UAE bunkering ship near the port of Fujairah in the vital waterway, which connects the Strait of Hormuz to the Indian Ocean, near the United Arab Emirates. “Credible intelligence reports indicate that the IRGC-Quds Forces Naval unit is responsible for the Fujairah Port attacks, and the elements of civilian government of Iran, as well as the State of Qatar, were aware of the IRGC’s activities,” the report said. A damaged Andrea Victory … [Read more...] about Qatar had prior knowledge of Iran attack on vessels, failed to tell allies: report