Michael Purzycki
Michael Purzycki
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Why This New Jersey Democrat is Rooting For Chris Christie 2016

I don't agree with his politics, but a Chris Christie presidential campaign would be good for all of America.

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Military Budget Cuts Are Undermining Our Own Security

Everyone knows the government shutdown hurt the U.S. economy, but military budget cuts are getting much less attention.
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Nobel Peace Prize: Theodore Roosevelt Was the Most Important Winner Of All Time

America's 26th President understood that good intentions must often be combined with military strength.
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UN General Assembly 2013: 3 Meetings That Won't Happen, But Really Should

Hey, a person can dream, right?
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Putin NYT Op-Ed: No More Lectures From a 21st Century Czar

Ignore the Russian president's supposed plea for peace. Putin only cares about helping a fellow dictator and preserving his own power.
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Nidal Hasan Will Win If He Gets A Death Sentence

Don't let a murderer of U.S. soldiers get what he wants.

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Bradley Manning Sentence is Part of a 250-Year-Old Debate, That'll Keep on Going

In the 21st century as in the 18th, national security and civil liberties must be defended with equal vigor.

How Would Our Founding Fathers Have Dealt With Immigration Reform and Chinese Spying?

Both have important implications for America’s position in the world, and both were discussed by Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton more than 200 years ago.
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The Hamiltonian Perspective: Why We Need It More Than Ever

The first in a series of PolicyMic articles arguing for Hamiltonian solutions to American political problems, present and future.
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Defense Spending 2013: How to Boost Military Spending and Cut the Deficit All At Once (Yes, It's Possible)

For the sake of international security, Congress must be very careful when considering cuts in military spending.
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Ft. Hood Trial: An Inside Look at Nidal Hasan's "Defense of Others" Strategy

Questions are still being raised over whether Nidal Hasan should be tried as a U.S. soldier or an enemy combatant, but picking the latter would play into his hands.

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War With Iran: Full Diplomatic Relations Are the Best Option For the U.S. and Iran

If Obama wants to resolve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, he should drop a bombshell of his own.
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Ryan Fogle Spy: How High Tensions Between U.S. and Russia Are Harming World Security

Much work needs to be done to improve ties between Russian, Europe, and the U.S. — or else security situations like the Syrian civil war or Iran's nuclear program will remain unresolved.
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Bashar Assad: Like Slobodan Milosevic in the 1990s, Assad's Crimes Demand Action

As he decides what to do in Syria, Obama should look at the example of another president who didn't stop a massacre when he could have — Bill Clinton in the Balkans.