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  • Support Obama's new Islamic State plan

    After watching President Obama's intense Islamic State of Iraq and Syria speech Wednesday night, and reading the text several times, I think the president basically -- finally -- got it right.

  • Violence is inherent in the sport of football

    We want players to act like civilized men off the field, but maybe we should also figure out a way to civilize the sport itself.

  • Post-9/11: Protect the freedom to warn

    "If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under fire.

  • Presidential malpractice

    Even the appearance of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria couldn't shake Obama's belief that wars are "optional" and that, as he said in 2013, "This war, like all wars, must end."

  • Obama war request puts congressional Democrats in a tight spot

    Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are baffled. What does President Obama want from Congress as he begins the U.S. military escalation in Iraq and Syria?

  • Obama muddles his own case for war in Iraq

    Secretary of State John Kerry tells us that we are not going to war with the Islamic State. President Obama says it’s not even a state. Yet the U.S. is sending military personnel, planes, and bombs to the part of the Middle East controlled and governed by the group that goes by that name....

  • Actually, senators, you're the ones who threaten the country

    No single issue is more important to the needs of average Americans than upholding the Constitution over the vagaries of contemporary political life.

  • An endurance test that puzzles and inspires

    A glorious September day is breaking over scenic Lake Monona, but nearly 2,500 people are about to have perhaps the most miserable experience of their lives.

  • Reverse race card: NBA owner Bruce Levenson outs himself --- as a 'racist'

    The NBA's Atlanta Hawks owner has discovered that he is, Lord help him, a "racist"! How do we know this? He tells us.

  • Paul Ryan's way forward

    In Paul Ryan's book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Dream, he writes about how progressive programs have grown beyond the limits of the sustainable. How with new programs, such as Obamacare, we are approaching national bankruptcy.

  • Healthcare law is Obama's gift to GOP for 2016

    Obamacare is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP.

  • Christianity grounded in the historical fact of the resurrection

    Jesus' apostles and other disciples were willing to die for him. But so what?

  • Large government out of place in a society based on small technology

    "Large" technology like steel mills, power stations and gas turbines tended to encourage large bureaucracies and large government. But "small" technology enables individuals to make personal choices.

  • Attacking ISIS? Hold on, Mr. President

    The urge to "do something" about ISIS is understandable. But government can't get domestic policy right. Don't assume it gets foreign policy right.

  • The jihadists' eternal plan

    Here's the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don't succeed, plot, plot again.



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