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Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

President Obama professed today strong appreciation for the service of his third Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. But if he was so appreciative, why exactly is Secretary Hagel about to be former Secretary Hagel? Rumors are swirling as to whether

Gaffney: Rebirth of a Loyal Opposition

Gaffney: Rebirth of a Loyal Opposition

At a time when our country is confronting great and growing threats, the ship of state is, at best, adrift. At worst, it is headed toward, if not actually on, the shoals.   The fault lies, of course, primarily with

Will ISIS Strike America's Achilles Heel?

Will ISIS Strike America's Achilles Heel?

According to the indispensable government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the U.S.government has evidence that the jihadist Islamic State (IS) is present in Juarez, Mexico – acrossthe Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.  Worse yet, the Texas Department of Public Safety

Declare War on Shariah

Declare War on Shariah

The National Journal called earlier this week for the United States to “declare war on ISIS.” The magazine is right to argue for a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), a legislative vehicle that passes these days

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah

President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that

The Right's Unilateral Disarmers

The Right's Unilateral Disarmers

For several years now, some on the political right have portrayed the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) as an exemplar of inappropriate federal government involvement in activities that should be left to the private sector. Worse, Exim is portrayed as engaging

Founding Father: Richard M. Scaife

Founding Father: Richard M. Scaife

On July 4, 1826, two of America’s founding fathers – former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams – passed away. Their myriad contributions to the character and direction of this country have long survived them. The same will surely be

Putin's New 'Nuclear' Option

Putin's New 'Nuclear' Option

The escalating crisis in Ukraine being engineered by Vladimir Putin is taking on the feel of the Guns of August: an inexorable march towards a wider conflict, and perhaps a conflagration.  Having few good options to prevent the Russian autocrat

Hillary's Bad Choices

Hillary's Bad Choices

Hillary Clinton has launched a saturation bombing campaign on American audiences as she aggressively promotes her new book – and, in the process, tries to salvage her 2016 presidential campaign before it is even announced.  The book is titled Hard

How Barack Obama Ends Wars

How Barack Obama Ends Wars

In discussing last week his decision to eliminate essentially all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the time his term of office ends, Mr. Obama declared:  “This is how wars end in the 21st Century – not through signing ceremonies but

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) is a Washington-based non-profit organization that, like many working these portfolios, happens to have worrisome ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  It is, moreover, engaged in a top priority of what the Brotherhood

Jeh Johnson, Obama's 'Fixer'

Jeh Johnson, Obama's 'Fixer'

Earlier this month, the newly installed Secretary of the Homeland Security Department, Jeh Johnson, met with the father of a man murdered by an illegal alien who was allowed to drive without a license, thanks to the sort of immigration

What About Huma?

What About Huma?

Hillary Clinton is coming under scrutiny for serial fiascoes that occurred while she was Secretary of State. It’s about time. These are among the decisions that Hillary made, or at least presided over, that are emerging as real liabilities –

Obama's Empty Reassurances

Obama's Empty Reassurances

Barack Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost in Asia. During his ongoing trip to America’s most important allies in the region, he has been buffeted by ill-concealed anxieties at every stop that, these days, it is better to be

Unsafe Spaces: Islamist Mosques

Unsafe Spaces: Islamist Mosques

The contempt that America’s enemies have for the United States these days is palpable. The most obvious current example is Vladimir Putin’s disdain for President Obama, whom he regards as little more than a speed-bump on the road to his

The 'No Electric Resiliency Cabal'

The 'No Electric Resiliency Cabal'

Last Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee convened what appeared to be a most timely–and much-needed–hearing. Its title was “Keeping the lights on: Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the electric grid?” Unfortunately,

Putin's Reset

Putin's Reset

So it begins. On Sunday night, Vladimir Putin’s goons took over government facilities in three cities in eastern Ukraine. They are demanding a referendum on whether more Ukrainian territory should, like Crimea, become independent enroute to voting to be annexed

Lost Leader: Farewell to Jim Schlesinger

Lost Leader: Farewell to Jim Schlesinger

There is never a good time to lose a man of the caliber, character, and vision of James R. Schlesinger. As it happens, however, the nation he loved and served for decades with such distinction is in particular need of

'Civilization Jihad' Comes to Court

'Civilization Jihad' Comes to Court

Want to know what our Islamist enemies have in mind for America? Look at Europe. Virtually every country there has found itself under siege from Muslims seeking to impose the supremacist Islamic doctrine they call shariah on everyone else. The

Don't Give Away the Internet

Don't Give Away the Internet

On Friday, March 14, 2014, the Obama administration announced that it was taking a step-without prior notice or evident consultation with Congress-to “support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model of Internet policymaking and governance.” Like so many other of Team Obama’s

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