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KURTZ: Why Washington may be out of step with the country on foreign policy

KURTZ: Why Washington may be out of step with the country on foreign policy

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California Isn't Warming, It's Probably Getting Colder

California Isn't Warming, It's Probably Getting Colder

, California has most certainly not been warming over the past three decades.

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Rockets, Borders, and 'Proportionality'

Like Woodrow Wilson concerning Mexico, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being skewered for invading Gaza to quell the unrelenting terror his citizens have faced.

Bashing Boehner: A No-Brainer?

Bashing Boehner: A No-Brainer?

Why are conservatives making the speaker's job so much harder when he needs us most?

Economic Statistics for 21 Jul 14

Economic Statistics for 21 Jul 14

The Chicago Fed National Activity Index fell to 0.12 in June, from May’s 0.21. That’s today’s big number. Exciting, huh? Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

George Will and the narcissistic view of American foreign policy

George Will and the narcissistic view of American foreign policy

(Paul Mirengoff) Scott did an excellent job of responding to George Will’s defense of diplomacy as the proper response to Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. Scott is particularly persuasive in answering Will’s claim that “United States policy has taught certain regimes the importance of having nuclear weapons.” It would be interesting to know just how pacific U.S. policy would have to be in order to unteach the importance of having nukes. Will has fallen, quite uncharacteristically, into the …

Gaza, Russia, and the media

Gaza, Russia, and the media

(Paul Mirengoff) Last night, my wife channel-surfed her way into a bad neighborhood — RT, the Russian government’s news network. There, she saw a report about a “wave” of world wide “mass protests” against the Israeli government’s actions in Gaza. RT has also posted an article with this headline: “In our millions, we’re all Palestinian: Wave of protests worldwide demand end to Gaza…

Obama says burden on Russia to stop separatists from tampering with evidence in Ukraine plane crash

Obama says burden on Russia to stop separatists from tampering with evidence in Ukraine plane crash

President Obama on Monday said “the burden now is on Russia” to stop separatists from tampering with evidence and allow international investigators access to the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.

George Will begs the question and blames America

George Will begs the question and blames America

(Scott Johnson) Last year George Will wrote a disappointing column on the Obama administration’s interim deal with Iran. The problem with Will’s columns is its assumption that Iran can be contained/deterred. Will assumes without argument that doctrines of containment and deterrence are viable in the case of Iran; he assumes what is to be proved, i.e., he begs the question. Two fundamental problems undermine his assumptions. First, Iran’s acquisition of nuclear weapons will vastly complicate and exacerbate the problem of containment. On this point, see Bromund & Phillips, “Containing a nuclear Iran…

The truth about cooking spray

The truth about cooking spray

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