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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets with AIPAC Leaders on January 14, 2015. Kobi Gideon / GPO

Finding the Foreign Agents

In monitoring the activities of foreign organizations, the DOJ often gives powerful political lobbies a pass.

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Yes, Political Correctness Really Exists

Social media gives new muscle to German Marxist Herbert Marcuse’s arguments against free discourse.

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The Arab Spring and Madisonian Factions

We need certain mores and values in place to prevent majority rule from becoming majority tyranny.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Lacks Vision—Thank God

The strategists of the future are veterans, theologians, and entrepreneurs—but if we can’t have them, better mediocrities than Cold War relics.

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Don’t Hate Chris Kyle—or the Iraqis

American soldiers and Arab civilians alike are victims of politicians’ hubris and terrorists’ atrocities.

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How Obama Can Stop Netanyahu’s Iran War

Bibi has Boehner’s support—but the president has the American people’s, if he speaks out.

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The SOTU and Obama’s Unnecessary Wars

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