Democrats, the news media and the national security state have a lot to answer for.
For Eli Lake's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The U.S. can't use the same tactics against white supremacists as it uses against Islamist terrorists.
What is the point of the U.S. adhering to an agreement that the Russians weren't honoring?
How Beijing pressures and deploys Chinese citizens abroad to expand its power and influence is an issue of grave concern.
Be more concerned about the company's possible involvement in espionage than its alleged violations of sanctions against Iran.
The U.S. president makes his best case yet for the importance of American sovereignty.
The key difference from Beijing in 1972: After any summit, North Korea will remain a weak client state.
It's time to focus on a battle the U.S. hasn't yet lost: improving its deterrence against North Korea's military threat.
Seoul stands in the way of a U.S. pre-emptive strike on North Korea.
Pyongyang has given the U.S. two options: acquiescence or war.