It’s the Job of Men to Fight Wars. Period.

Any culture that pushes its women toward the battlefield is a culture plunging toward destruction. Only a degenerate culture substitutes women for men in war. It doesn’t deserve to survive and, in the very long run, probably won’t. In a parting act of vandalism, President Obama has expressed his support for requiring 18-year-old women to […]

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In RE: Lewis v. Trump—A Thought Experiment

It should be stipulated without reservation that U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was one of the most important civil rights heroes of the 1960s. He sacrificed not only his personal safety but helped to lead a movement that brought America into line with its own founding, ideals, and aspirations. As we commemorate the broad life and scope of Reverend […]

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Why the Deputy Secretary of Defense Matters: The Case for Robert O. Work

One of the greatest misconceptions that civilians have about the U.S. Secretary of Defense is the belief that his  primary task is that of an administrator. Wrong. In  fact, the secretary’s job is that of a strategist. The role of administrator falls to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense needs to understand […]

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Obama’s Very (Very) Long Farewell

President Barack Obama gave his farewell address Tuesday night. But, as he made clear, he really isn’t going anywhere. The president went to Chicago to deliver his farewell address in front of a cheering crowd of 20,000 or so fans and supporters. It wasn’t a bad speech, exactly. It’s just … well, do you remember any of […]

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Obama Limps into History

Most non-Millennials know the history. Facing a sure defeat at the hands of Napoleon in 1812, the Russians retreated. As they retreated, they burned crops, destroyed bridges and successfully weakened and slowed the advancing French army. In the end, the demoralized and depleted French endured a brutal Russian winter without supplies only to face ultimate […]

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The Bookends of Failure: President Obama Teaches What Not To Do

If a monument is to be created commemorating President Barack Obama’s anti-terrorism and foreign policy legacy, etched in marble above it should be the phrase: “What Not To Do—A Legacy of Failure.” Indeed, we now see in blinding light the eight year experiment in appeasement and abdication of leadership: more terrorism, more death.  The bookends […]

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The Israeli Settlements: Five Questions Obama Never Thought Of

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is correct that the Obama administration initiated, stood behind, and coordinated the wording of the anti-Israel U.N. Security Council vote admonishing Israel on its settlement policy, that would be the final nail in the coffin of eight years of failed U.S. foreign policy. Indeed, with just a cursory glance […]

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Russia: What Is It To Us?

The current hubbub about Russian interference in the U.S. political process, subsequent to anonymous whispers to the New York Times and Washington Post by U.S. intelligence officials, as ever aligned with the Left side of American politics, is based on exactly, precisely, zero facts we know of. Contrast this with the Soviet era, when the […]

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The Common Sense Trump-Has-Been-Elected Survival Guide

With Donald Trump’s election, a growing number of websites, organizations, survival guides—and even elected officials—have issued statements of fear, stoked notions of dystopia, and promoted and threatened nullification and secession. Perhaps a different kind of survival guide is needed just now, and it could start with some adult talk and a small dose of common […]

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The President Who Never Was

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  President-elect Donald Trump has already made President Obama irrelevant. He not only commands the media spotlight, as presidents-elect are wont to do, but in effect he governs from Trump Tower as he awaits the necessary formality of Inauguration Day. Whether it be convincing Carrier to keep its plant in Indiana or signalling a new day […]

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