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  • Marijuana vs. scotch and a low IQ

    Turning once again to what the sociologists call "coping mechanisms": There is marijuana and then there is alcohol. They are increasingly the civilized options.

  • The Allies Invade Southern France: Seaports and a Race up the Rhone

    Winston Churchill disparaged Operation Anvil-Dragoon, the Aug. 15, 1944 Allied "second D-Day" invasion of Southern France. Churchill joked that he was "dragooned" into an unnecessary invasion. D-Day, June 6th, had breached Fortress Europe. A French Riviera "pincer" was folly. However, the...

  • Ferguson: Not nearly as daunting as the 1960s riots

    Continued violence in Ferguson, Mo., brings back memories of the Detroit riots of the 1960s. But there are some differences of varying significance between the riots of the 1960s and Ferguson today.

  • When fighting the Islamic State, fight to win

    U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of Islamic State terrorists on the Kurdish capital of Erbil are a welcome pushback against a relentless enemy that for a time seemed invincible. But it may be of no more...

  • The tortuous debate over the CIA's 'torture' report

    The biggest political drama of the summer isn't about Hillary Clinton or immigration reform. It's the intense behind-the-scenes battle between the CIA and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence over the committee's report on the CIA's alleged torturing of terrorist detainees during the...

  • Why is Rick Perry smiling? He's got the smoking gun on video

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed up Tuesday at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin for booking. Despite facing the possibility of more than a century in prison, he smiled like he was posing for an official campaign photo.

  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

  • Random thoughts

    A collection of thoughts on the world today.

  • Every honorable citizen must condemn the partisan indictment of Rick Perry

    Even certain high-profile liberals, including former Obama presidential adviser David Axelrod and writer Jonathan Chait, have expressed their incredulity at this bizarre indictment.

  • Revolving door at regulator CFPB enables former bureaucrats to cash in at taxpayers' expense

    Congress thought it was time to replace "captured" financial regulators with a new, un-captured regulator. But that's not what the CFPB turned out to be.

  • Policing a riot

    Libertarians warned for years that government is force, that government always grows and that America's police have become too much like an occupying army.

  • Just when he thought he was out, Iraq pulls Obama back in

    The situation in the Middle East sets the stage for a brawl in the Democratic Party, in which the spirit of "Fahrenheit 911" could revive very quickly.

  • Workers suffer when militarized police and Big Green get together

    Big Green conducts class war with its power over the federal government.

  • Tulsi Gabbard, meet President Obama

    When it comes to ignoring what has quickly morphed into the worst Islamist extremist threat so far, the rot in the White House goes all the way to the top.

  • 'Theater of the absurd' in Ferguson

    If jumping to conclusions were an Olympic sport, some of these loudmouths who insert themselves where they don't belong and frequently fan flames instead of working to extinguish them would win gold medals.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Yes, We Do Have a Strategy: Keep Out

    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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