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May 24, 2011

All signs right now suggest the Democrats have taken away a Republican House seat in a special election in upstate New York after a particularly...

I recently returned from teaching classes on the maiden deployment of the USS George H.W. Bush, our nation’s newest aircraft carrier. It is an amazing...

A couple months ago, I blogged here about some statistics that reflected the declining status of women in Turkey under the current Islamist government. As...

Last week President Obama gave what was billed as landmark address pledging to support Middle Eastern reformers. “It will be the policy of the United...

Remember the Mavi Marmara incident, when the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (best known by its Turkish acronym, IHH) sought to run the blockade of Gaza and...

As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu basks in the glory from his triumphant speech to a joint meeting of Congress, it’s a moment to consider...

Let’s hope that President Obama has learned a lesson this week: do not pick unnecessary political fights with Prime Minister Netanyahu. As Jonathan has pointed...

As Alana pointed out yesterday, the Supreme Court ordered California to release 46,000 convicted criminals (“the equivalent of three Army divisions,” in the words of...

The New York Times, in reporting on the latest (preliminary) crime data released by the FBI, summarizes things this way:  “The number of violent crimes...

Seventy-eight years after Joseph Goebbels consigned the works of Heinrich Mann, Ernst Glaser, and Erich Kastner to the flames, a regional council in Scotland has...

Although the results of the special election for New York’s 26th Congressional District won’t be known until sometime tonight, the Democrats are already preparing to...

President Obama may have thought he could upstage Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled address to a joint meeting of Congress by delivering his own...