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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.

Deciphering the Chinese and American Korea Strategy

Slinging force around, with press notices, is not what a strong president does.

Did Iran’s Warships Actually Visit Syria This Week?

Did Iran's warships actually visit Syria this past week as was widely reported, or did was that Iranian disinformation?

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.

Congress’s Push Against anti-Semitism a Reminder of Strings that Come with Taxpayer $

Free speech doesn't mean the taxpayer-funded government never has an opinion on what it will/won’t subsidize. If that were the case, society would never have an option to refuse to pay for anything

Defense Round Up: U.S. Showing Weakness Abroad

The U.S. is being made to look weak in Egypt, and is actually acting weak with allies and foes alike.

Israel’s ‘Not Routine’ Strike on Syrian Special Weapons Facility Confirmed by Imagery

Israel is in this as a fight for her existence, and will not be deterred or limited by the military arrangements of others. Put more bluntly, Russia’s interests in Syria, and effective control of Syrian airspace, will not hold a veto over Israel’s strategic latitude.

J.E. Dyer: Ronald Reagan, 1982 – “A Test of Wills and Ideas, a Trial...

Ideological statism is not a mere cultural alternative, it is absolutely evil. Reagan had no doubt of what was right and wrong in this regard: “It would be cultural condescension, or worse, to say that any people prefer dictatorship to democracy.” But Reagan’s refusal to gloss over evil never produced discouraging rhetoric. It was always accompanied by a hard-nosed optimism about what was good in the Western culture of freedom and restraints on the state.

Getting Real: Why Israel is Ramping Up Responses to Iran-Backed Provocations From Syria

Surprisingly, Israel not only went public about the strike and missile intercept but followed up with an explicit vow to destroy Syria’s air defense systems if they are used against IAF aircraft again

Nuke talks: Iran Keeps Holding Out for a More Complete Surrender From the West

Dear Pres. Obama, A “deal” in which one side makes all the concessions is, of course, a “surrender.”

More ‘Trump Truth’: Obama Covered Up His support to the Founding of ISIS

A key feature of “Trump truth” is Donald Trump’s unvarnished, attention-grabbing imprecision when he frames contentious statements.

Strategic Coalition Forming: Russia Supplying Iraq

Another nation – probably Iran, possibly Russia and/or Syria – is entering the fight in Iraq in a new and fully committed way.

Top 5 Reasons Why the non-Deal Agreement with Iran is Bad

Iran has not agreed to give up anything needed to acquire a bomb or cease any aggressive behavior

How Veterans Remember Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan's support for Vietnam vets was described, “She cared when it seemed nobody else did”

US, Setting Example For Israel, Releases Taliban Terrorists

The Gitmo Five were released without a prisoner exchange.

You Say Thermopylae, I say Alamo

Was Cruz’s Stand an “Alamo” moment?

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.

Iron Dome: Israel Ends the Long Battlefield Reign of the Missile

Iron Dome intercepted over 1,000 rockets aimed at Israel with a success rate of over 90% in 2014

Iran, Syria and Sanctions-Busting Fakery

One of the key lessons from a career in Naval Intelligence is that if you can imagine it, someone is trying to do it.

Syria: You Know this isn’t About Assad Anymore, Right?

Assad functions now as a cover for the real objective: Russia & Iran establishing control of Syria.

Trump Moves to Decertify Iran; Iran SUDDENLY Open to Negotiating Missile Program

By conducting numerous tests of nuclear-capable missiles, Iran has been daring the UN and JCPOA parties to stop them. Now that Trump looks prepared to call Iran’s bluff, the mullahs are suddenly ready to negotiate the missile program.

2016: Effective, Well Done, a Caveat or Two

Dinesh D’Souza’s film, 2016: Obama’s America, is very good at putting the viewer in the milieu of Jakarta or Nairobi, which continue to feel “different” enough to engage the American viewer’s sense of distance and wonder. Conveying the difference of Barack Obama’s childhood and his idea of cultural roots – the difference from American life – is the movie’s most effective accomplishment.

You Don’t Have to be Jewish to Oppose Hagel for Defense

Chuck Hagel writes his own narrative, in which threats aren’t really threats and policies that actually work are just horrible.

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.

J.E. Dyer: Ceramic Pig Watch – Offensive Speech in Britain

Ever since the case of the offensive ceramic pigs in 1998, the British have been assiduously refining their methods for dealing with offenses to Islam.

Why Ted Cruz Speaks for Me

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

All We Know for Sure is that Boston Will Rise

It is not obvious that any group or type of person in particular mounted this one, nor can any be ruled out.

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.

Liberty 101: The Principle of Establishment

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

Attacks on Israel and One on an Arms Factory in Sudan

In the early dawn of 24 October, an arms factory in Sudan was attacked in the Yarmouk Industrial Complex approximately 6 miles south of central Khartoum. Video of the exploding building makes it clear that it was an arms factory, with an extended series of powerful secondary explosions characteristic of ammunition dumps. A Sudanese official claims that four Israeli aircraft conducted a strike on the factory.

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