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May 17, 2024

Local leaders matter now more than ever

City Councils are attempting to direct U.S. foreign policy and override the authority of local police, with some officials promoting hate and anti-Israel foreign policy inside City Hall.


City Councils are usurping power. Engaging in subnational diplomacy, these officials are attempting to direct U.S. foreign policy and override the authority of local police. Candidates for local elections are hardly vetted and rarely state their positions on geopolitics. Political action committees concerned with international affairs don't even engage in municipal races. Yet, these local leaders advocating for "trickle up" foreign policy are charting the course of Am...

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