A Profile in Courage, Principle

A lesser man than John McCain might be backing away from his previous support for the war-gone-bad in Iraq....

ccaldwell April 16, 2007

Refuting Iran's Lies

Now we know what really happened in the Shatt al-Arab waterway on March 23 and in the 13 days of captivity...

ccaldwell April 9, 2007

Congress vs. Commander-in-Chief

A Democratic Congress is forcing a showdown with President Bush over who runs the war in Iraq: the...

ccaldwell April 2, 2007

Success in Iraq is Still Possible If We Persevere

Wars are never won by the faint of heart. Iraq will be no exception.While defeatist Democrats in Congress...

ccaldwell March 26, 2007

Bush vs. Chavez in Latin America

It's easy enough to portray President George W. Bush's five-nation tour of Latin America as too little, too...

ccaldwell March 19, 2007

National Guard and Reserve Forces Lack Equipment and Training

The Iraq war has demonstrated anew the indispensable role of National Guard and Reserve units as vital...

ccaldwell March 5, 2007

The Party of Defeat

Democrats have struggled for a generation to escape the crippling public perception that they are soft on...

ccaldwell February 26, 2007

Too Much for Defense, or Not Enough?

To those expressing surprise if not horror that the Bush administration is proposing to increase defense...

ccaldwell February 12, 2007

'Surge' and Strategy

The least understood but most important part of the Bush administration's new plan in Iraq is not more...

ccaldwell February 5, 2007

Drug War Victories

San Diego -- Mexico and the United States, working together, are steadily dismantling the murderous Tijuana...

ccaldwell January 29, 2007

The Last, Best Hope for Iraq

A chastened, somber President Bush has outlined what he surely knows is America's last, best chance to...

ccaldwell January 15, 2007

Winning in Iraq

Any doubts about which way President Bush is leaning on a new strategy in Iraq were demolished when he...

ccaldwell January 8, 2007

Voters Held Republicans Accountable

The great virtue of democratic governance is its ability to hold accountable those who err in public office....

ccaldwell November 13, 2006

The Past as Prologue If the Democrats Win

Voters seemingly poised to hand control of the House of Representatives and perhaps the Senate to Democrats...

ccaldwell November 6, 2006