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October 9, 2009

The Institute for the Study of War has released an outstanding report by Jeffrey Dressler on “Securing Helmand: Understanding and Responding to the Enemy.” The...

The following message, which I reproduce in its entirety, was forwarded to me in my capacity as a Yale alum by a friend at Yale’s...

Even Nobel Peace Prize winners have to read the full instructions (“RTFI”). Blogger Omri Ceren noted yesterday that the new Obama policy posture on the...

Why would Obama have to do anything to earn the Nobel Peace Prize? Has everyone forgotten how he became president of the United States? If proof...

Obama has done the impossible. No, not the prize, silly. That is, as a number of us have pointed out, the ultimate pairing of Obama,...

Earlier this week, Charles Krauthammer delivered the 2009 Wriston Lecture for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Titled “Decline Is a Choice,” the Weekly Standard...

A friend passes on this news item: President Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show...

The Times of London gets it exactly right, I think. . . . the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronizing in its intentions and...

To do proper justice to an event as ridiculous as President Barack Obama's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize would seem to require satire at...

Gerald Seib -- who provides a good point of reference for Center-Left sensible opinion -- sounds a warning. (Written before the Nobel Prize farce-a-thon,...

I know, I know, the Nobel Peace Prize is delivered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. But Sweden sets the tone, and the bar, and Alfred...

I can't agree with my colleagues here on CONTENTIONS that a) Barack Obama should reject the Nobel Peace Prize or b) be embarrassed by it....