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  • Why Is Yemen Our War?

    Why Is Yemen Our War?

    For a month now, the Saudi air force has been bombing Yemen to reverse a takeover of that nation of 25 million by Houthi rebels, and reinstall a president who fled his country and is residing in Riyadh.

  • Obama's Republican Collaborators

    Obama’s Republican Collaborators

    The GOP swept to victory in November by declaring that this imperial presidency must be brought to heel, and President Obama’s illicit seizures of Congressional power must end.

  • A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

    A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

    “Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?”

  • The Obama Doctrine

    The Obama Doctrine

    At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: “The United States will not be imprisoned by the past — we’re looking to the future. I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started before I was born.”

  • The Long Retreat in the Culture War

    The Long Retreat in the Culture War

    The Republican rout in the Battle of Indianapolis provides us with a snapshot of the correlation of forces in the culture wars.

  • Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    Will Bob Corker Save the GOP?

    “Pat, sometimes it seems like our friends want me to go over the cliff with flags flying,” President Reagan once told me.

  • Diversity -- or Meritocracy?

    Diversity — or Meritocracy?

    A voracious and eclectic reader, President Nixon instructed me to send him every few weeks 10 articles he would not normally see that were on interesting or important issues.

  • Stand Up for Indiana!

    Stand Up for Indiana!

    In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for others.

  • The Enemy of My Enemy

    The Enemy of My Enemy

    The forces that do not want a U.S. nuclear deal with Iran, nor any U.S. detente with Iran, are impressive.

  • Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    Are NGOs Agents of Subversion?

    Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him.

  • What Would Ike Do?

    What Would Ike Do?

    In November 1956, President Eisenhower, enraged he had not been forewarned of their invasion of Egypt, ordered the British, French and Israelis to get out of Suez and Sinai. They did as told. How far we have fallen from the | Read More »

  • Is the European Union dying?

    Is the European Union dying?

    Europeans are an aging, shrinking, disappearing, dying race.

  • Does Iran really want a bomb?

    Does Iran really want a bomb?

    America, we have a problem.

  • Darren Wilson: Free at last!

    Darren Wilson: Free at last!

    What did the massive six-month FBI investigation discover?

  • Best of times or worst of times?

    Best of times or worst of times?

    Let us put this peril in perspective.

  • GOP platform: War without end

    GOP platform: War without end

    If the sadists of ISIS are seeking — with their mass executions, child rapes, immolations, and beheadings of Christians — to stampede us into a new war in the Middle East, they are succeeding.

  • Hanging Rudy out to dry

    Hanging Rudy out to dry

    My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not attack the president.

  • Will the GOP capitulate again?

    Will the GOP capitulate again?

    Instead of wringing our hands over income inequality and wage stagnation, why don’t we turn these trade deficits into trade surpluses?

  • Putin Paranoia

    Putin Paranoia

    Hopefully, the shaky truce between Vladimir Putin and Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko, brokered in Minsk by Angela Merkel, will hold.

  • The ultimate enemy of ISIS

    The ultimate enemy of ISIS

    The president’s request for the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State has landed in a Congress as divided as the country.