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In the U.S. Capitol: Darkness Rather than Light

It would be so catastrophic to not increase the debt ceiling that Senators must have the option of avoiding the people’s scrutiny.

Nouveau Sheesh: Obamas Preen for Hollande

Could the Obamas be any more “let ‘em eat cake”?

The Obama Administration’s Attack on the US Financial System

The Obama administration wants to take over the short-term financial services industry.

J.E. Dyer Videos: Iran and the Reagan Strategy

The topics are “The Reagan Strategy,” and the “Iran Time Bomb.”

NIMBYs, Hostages, and the European Wind Wars

Nobody wants a wind turbine in his back yard.

Russian Navy’s First Port Visit to Egypt in 21 Years

Monday, November 11, Russia’s Slava-class missile cruiser Varyag pulled into Alexandria for the Russian navy’s first port visit in Egypt since 1992.

Yet Another Reminder: Iran Still Closing in on Bomb

Iran could produce enough high-enriched uranium (HEU) for a first nuclear warhead in as little as two weeks.

A House Divided: the GOP Dialogue Continues

We are in uncharted territory today. The answers for the GOP going forward may not be found in the events of the past.

Brown Signs Bill to Overpopulate Planet

Each and every permutation of artificial “fertility” will wind up in court at some point.

GOP: Polls and the Hinge Points of History

There may no longer be a unifying “center” to hold the GOP together.

On the Job but Not Getting Paid?

As happy as I am to see the EPA and other agencies off the job, I’m concerned about morale among the hard-working law enforcement and essential-services folks.

You Say Thermopylae, I say Alamo

Was Cruz’s Stand an “Alamo” moment?

Why Ted Cruz Speaks for Me

He gets that we can’t just sit still, paralyzed by bad press and Democratic talking points.

Obama’s Cuban Missile Crisis

Obama’s supporters in the media (and no doubt in Hollywood, politics, and the academy) see a light at the end of this tunnel...

Rock, Hard Place, Syria

We're asking U.S. troops to go into Syria without an overwhelming advantage, and without minimizing our risks.

The Perils of Barack

We don’t know what their thinking is on the choice between evils: the evil of intervening or the evil of failing to after defining a red line.

Obama on Syria: Low-Quality ‘Jaw-Jaw’

I’m skeptical that we have any intention of taking action against Syria – even punitive action, with no view to an outcome or end-state.

Liberty 101: The Principle of Establishment

Liberty always – always – has to be deliberately established and hedged about with protections.

Egypt: This Is Big

The Muslim Brotherhood is willing to keep chaos and misery going for as long as necessary to topple the military’s interim government.

Double Standards on Facebook

Ms. Blum worked through the wickets Facebook set up for restoring her account to its good graces, but was unable to determine what, exactly, had violated its standards.

‘Moderate’ Rouhani Misled West, Sneaked in Centrifuges?

The reactor is to be brought online in 2014, according to Iran’s projection.

US, Setting Example For Israel, Releases Taliban Terrorists

The Gitmo Five were released without a prisoner exchange.

Most Pointless Peace Talks Ever?

If we should have learned anything since January 2011, it’s that Middle Eastern unrest is growing because of a good half a dozen really important things other than “Israel.”

Christian Century Editor Blogs with Virulent Antisemites

Is this the face of Christianity, as Christian Century would like to see it displayed? For my part, I repudiate it without hesitation.

Two Men, No Authority

Western culture as a whole lost the habit of defining authority for social purposes, and training its children to both respect and administer it.

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