Morning Jolt: Pelosi Stands Up to the Bully in Beijing

On the menu today: As of this writing, it appears that House speaker Nancy Pelosi will travel to Taiwan. The issue of whether she should visit that country — and who are we kidding with our "One China" policy; Taiwan is its own country — raises big and consequential questions about when and where the U.S. is willing to stand up to a bully. A lot of people in this world like to think that they're brave, tough, and willing to act against injustice but start looking for excuses once the consequences of taking a stand get high enough.

Which Bully Do You Stand Up To?

As of this writing, it appears House speaker Nancy Pelosi will travel to Taiwan, based on statements from unnamed U.S. and Taiwanese officials. But it is not confirmed.

Conservatives rarely applaud Pelosi, but her willingness to visit Taiwan — and to tell the Chinese government in Beijing to go pound sand if it doesn't like her making the trip — is one of those rare times when they do. As the editors of NR put it ...

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Pelosi Stands Up to the Bully in Beijing

On the menu today: As of this writing, it appears that House speaker Nancy Pelosi will travel to Taiwan. The issue of whether she should visit that country — and who are we kidding with our "One China" policy; Taiwan is its own country — raises big and consequential questions about when and where the U.S. is willing to stand up to a bully. A lot of people in this world like to think that they're brave, tough, and willing to act against injustice but start looking for excuses once the consequences of taking a stand get high enough.

Which Bully Do You Stand Up To?

As of this writing, it appears House speaker Nancy Pelosi will travel to Taiwan, based on statements from unnamed U.S. and Taiwanese officials. But it is not confirmed.

Conservatives rarely applaud Pelosi, but her willingness to visit Taiwan — and to tell the Chinese government in Beijing to go pound sand if it doesn't like her making the trip — is one of those rare times when they do. As the editors of NR put it ...   READ MORE

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