Daniel McCarthy asked how you can actually stop a war, Ed Warner put drones on the couch, and Nick Turse spied the Pentagon’s scary global reach. Daniel Larison spelled out the unimportance of American leadership, could not find “good guys” in brutal civil wars, thought through the problems in Mali, sketched Syria’s differences from Bosnia, and defended sovereignty.

Jim Antle probed Obama’s reliance on Bill Clinton, and Scott Galupo traced the origins of the broccoli meme. Rod Dreher rejoiced in synchronicities, yelled at Millenials, and came across an anti-Christian Mormon. Larison dubbed that Mormon theologically confused.