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How did the United States, triumphant in the Cold War, find itself beset on so many fronts?
This could be the kind of battleground Donald Trump relishes.
Foreign policy, that lost issue of the campaign of 2020, will be clamoring anew for the president's attention. There are multiple growing conflicts in Asia. Meanwhile, Europe and Islam are clashing, once again, over free speech.
If Joe Biden wins on Nov. 3, there will be an independent counsel or special prosecutor named to investigate the Biden family fortunes and how they were amassed. An antagonistic media and political enemies will take action.
America is severely divided. The idea of bipartisan comity, or some new era of national unity should Biden win, is self-delusion. Should Trump be defeated, there will be no forgiving or forgetting.
Nancy Pelosi has already proposed $2.2 trillion in new spending to battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the first month of this fiscal year. The national debt is equal to the GDP, and growing fast. Where does this end?
Can Trump repeat the miracle of 2016? The Democrats are out to remake America, and, 17 days from the election, a Democratic sweep remains a real possibility. Biden is ahead in almost all of the major battleground states. Still, this is not over.
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