Chris Bray proclaimed dissent in the armed forces patriotic, Peter Van Buren caught Obama’s leaking illegality, and Pat Buchanan asked if the president will face prosecution. Larison understood the real goal of intervention in Syria, blasted the failures of regime change, and cautioned against overreacting to India. Scott McConnell taught a lesson about Iranian interests, and Kelley Vlahos followed Karen Kwiatkowski’s big GOP adventure.

Rod Dreher almost championed vigilante Texan justice, and accepted a new study on the benefits of traditional marriage, while Noah Millman suggested the limits of consequentialism in the debate. Scott Galupo outlined the risk and reward of a Romney-Ryan ticket, and learned that all our money is gone. Larison identified the roots of cynicism, and Samuel Goldman presented a theory of college education.