Post Archive

May 5, 2009

Tuesday is not turning out any better for Arlen Specter. Not surprisingly, Rep. Joe Sestak isn't much impressed by the Specter Democratic roll-out and seems...

Eric Baum, on Jennifer Rubin: Last Fall I read somewhere that releasing the Uighurs into the US was problematic for another reason: they are wanted by...

Robert Gates tells us that he isn't going to allow the absence of any positive reaction -- or historical experience -- to stand in the...

There is a statistic in the David Kilcullen quote that Max excerpts below that I find absolutely arresting: Since 2006, we’ve killed 14 senior Al Qaeda...

The Wall Street Journal reports some early signs of encouragement for the U.S. counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: A single company of fresh U.S. troops has turned this...

I thought I had inadvertently clicked on the Onion this morning when I saw the headline: "Lesbian Lawyers Eyed for Supreme Court." But no, it...

Talk about a self-refuting article. As Jonathan Tobin noted, the New York Times obtained an interview with Hamas head Khaled Meshal. The lede claims that...

The president announced a plan for "cracking down" on corporate and individual tax havens. It is not surprising that the business community has screamed about...

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood displays an . . . uncommon degree of modesty: Ray LaHood, the secretary of transportation, is not one to toot his own...

As Andy McCarthy relates, the buzz has increased over the seventeen Uighurs about to be released from Guantanamo. Rep. Frank Wolf is up in arms,...

Dave Kilcullen, author of the new book The Accidental Guerrilla (which I reviewed here), is one of our best counterinsurgency experts. So when he says...

Hamas leader Khaled Meshal had his differences with the late Yasser Arafat, but it appears that he has decided to try and advance his cause...