Author Archives: W. James Antle III

About W. James Antle III

Jim Antle is the Washington Examiner's politics editor. He was previously managing editor of the Daily Caller and associate editor of the American Spectator. He is the author of Devouring Freedom: Can Big Government Ever Be Stopped?

Return of the Cheap Hawk?

Why President Kasich might be bad news for the Pentagon

What Kind of War Does the AUMF Authorize?

The ISIS intervention may defy limits—and some in Congress don’t believe it should have any.

Here’s What It Will Take to Defeat ISIS

Before it Americanizes the conflict, the U.S. should take stock of escalating regional revulsion against the Islamic State.

Last Chances for Peace With Iran

If negotiations fail, sanctions are only the beginning of hostilities with Tehran—but Rand Paul and Barbara Boxer offer an alternative.

Scott Walker—Conservatives’ Consensus Choice?

The Wisconsin governor might unite the right—if he overcomes a charisma deficit and uncertain foreign policy.

Will Congress Give Obama the War He Wants?

Republicans who resist the president’s other policies are apt to give him a blank check against ISIS.

Will Romney Go for Ron Paul’s Vote?

Courting realists and libertarians could give him an edge against other establishment types—if he’s willing to try.

Mike Huckabee Is a Poison Pill for Conservatives

The former Arkansas governor subtracts evangelicals from the coalition for an anti-establishment GOP nominee.

‘Isolationism’ Has Lost All Meaning

It’s time to banish the term from our foreign policy debate.

Rand Paul’s Cuba Risk

The Kentucky senator takes on Marco Rubio and the GOP’s dated orthodoxy—will he lose ground with primary voters?

How Far Can Elizabeth Warren Go?

The Democratic Party’s favorite populist now basks in media and netroots favor, but would face real 2016 obstacles.

Torture Is Also Big Government

Conservatives must be as committed to exposing the CIA’s abuses as Obamacare’s.

Iran: We Need to Talk

To deter Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, Senate Republicans face a choice between international law and the law of unintended consequences.

Why Jim Webb Matters

His economic populism and foreign-policy restraint may be a more formidable challenge than the Clinton camp realizes.

The Conservative Case for Pot Legalization in D.C.

Our national drug policy is a failure—Republicans should support gradual experimentation a local level.

Mark Udall’s Lame-Duck Opportunity

Here’s why the outgoing Colorado senator should leak the Senate report on CIA torture.

What to Watch for on Tuesday

Here are four ways this election could reshape Republican politics over the next two years.

Here’s How Rand Paul’s Conservative Realism Could Change the GOP

A real alternative to the hyper-hawkishness that has dominated foreign policy thinking for decades.

Bush Derangement Syndrome

What’s behind the right’s embarrassing reaction to a Times report on chemical weapons in Iraq?

Here’s Why GOP Interventionism Is Back

Republican hawks are getting reinforcements and gaining ground—and not just because of ISIS.

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