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When Seized Land Lies Fallow

When then Justice John Paul Stevens handed down his now infamous ruling …

Posted April 16th, 2014

How to Run Virtuously

James McWilliams wrote an interesting but disappointing piece on exercise addiction last …

Posted March 1st, 2014

Of Binge-Reading and Libraries

Think that public libraries are dying out? Not so fast: the Pacific …

Posted February 12th, 2014

How Over-Classification Hurts the Fight Against al-Qaeda

Last week Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, an anti-terrorism think tank, …

Posted February 11th, 2014

The Great Society’s Great Cost

The Congressional Budget Office did not exactly say Obamacare would cost the …

Posted February 11th, 2014

A Cheney Vet Takes Aim for the Next War

John Hannah here argues that Saudi fear and loathing of Iran destroys the case …

Posted December 3rd, 2013

The “Death of Writing” & Return of Oral Culture

Amidst reports of the ensuing “death of the novel,” former USA Today …

Posted November 12th, 2013

Syria Destroys Chemical Weapons Capacity, but Distrust Remains

The process of destroying Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile has been going well, …

Posted November 1st, 2013

Our Friends the Saudis

I made this point in a casual bloggy way,   so I’m …

Posted November 1st, 2013

Senator Kirk Embarrasses Himself Before International Audience

I’ve generally been paying more attention to the P5 plus 1 Iran …

Posted October 17th, 2013

Anthony Weiner Getting Exposed

Over at Open Zion, Ali Gharib has video of Anthony Weiner trying …

Posted June 28th, 2013

Egypt’s Blasphemy Laws–Still a Bad Idea

It’s a strange variation on a common theme in post-revolution Egypt: the …

Posted June 19th, 2013

Iranian Voters Stump the War Party

A spectre is haunting America’s war party. Last week, Iranians went to …

Posted June 18th, 2013

Gulf War Panel: We’re Being Purged for Contradicting the VA

Members of a heretofore independent panel on Gulf War Illness are accusing …

Posted June 17th, 2013

‘Starbursts’ from Harry Jaffa: On Rich Lowry’s Embarrassing Lincoln Screed

National Review editor Rich Lowry’s two most notably unwise statements are defending the idea of …

Posted June 13th, 2013

Social Conservatives Should Stand by Scouts

The Southern Baptists are not going to leave the Boy Scouts en …

Posted June 13th, 2013

Frugality in a Cashless Society

Derek Thompson addressed some of the psychological impacts of digital transactions in an Atlantic …

Posted June 12th, 2013