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  • World still warm toward US but sees rising power of China

    Many people around the world think China will soon replace the U.S. as the world's leading superpower, as the U.S. economy struggles to recover from the financial meltdown of 2007, and as the Obama administration continues to draw sharp criticism for its underwhelming response to crises around...

  • The lasting relevance of the Declaration of Independence

    While the world has changed dramatically since 1776, the ideals behind the Declaration of Independence remain as relevant today as they were when Thomas Jefferson first committed them to paper.

  • Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? (Short version)

    How would you do on a 10-question quiz that tests your basic knowledge of civics, history and geography? See how you stack up against the U.S. citizenship exam.

  • Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? (Long version)

    How would you do on a 50-question quiz that tests your basic knowledge of civics, history and geography? See how you stack up against the U.S. citizenship exam.

  • The Ann Coulter soccer silliness continues

    Ann Coulter said last week in a perfectly silly article that soccer is explicitly anti-American, prompting a collective eye-roll from just about everyone in the media.

  • President Obama leading from behind

    WASHINGTON — Aha, Mr. Obama, how do you now like "leading from behind"? When you first enunciated this hocus-pocus in 2011, Charles Krauthammer called it neither a theory nor a doctrine.

  • What went wrong in Iraq

    When the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003, Americans were told it would be a quick, simple project. When asked how long the war might last, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said airily, "Six days, six weeks, I doubt six months."



From the Weekly Standard

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    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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