ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

ISIS Forces Obama Toward Foreign-Policy Fantasies

Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish co ...

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Ode To A Basset Hound

Ode To A Basset Hound

We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their nose ...

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A Silver Lining From Ferguson

A Silver Lining From Ferguson

Almost the only heartening news out of Ferguson, Missouri came in a Washington Post report headlined “Nearly 6 in 10 African-Americans say Michael Brown shooting was ‘unjustified. ...

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The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

The Accused Must Be Presumed Innocent — Even On Campus

Long ago and far away, a woman we hardly knew presented herself bruised and weeping on our doorstep one night. She told a vivid tale of woe. An old friend of our family she’d been ...

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Media Won’t Wait Until 2016 To Lie About Hillary Clinton

Media Won’t Wait Until 2016 To Lie About Hillary Clinton

I once knew a curmudgeonly physician whose wife practiced family therapy. In her off hours, she often counseled a small army of girlfriends through romantic entanglements. One eve ...

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Conservatives Confuse Science For Religion, And Vice Versa

Conservatives Confuse Science For Religion, And Vice Versa

Recently a friend posted a video on Facebook that he asserted would demolish the Godless theory of evolution. On it, a fellow sitting in a pickup and wearing a backward baseball c ...

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Fair Or Not, Obama Must Avoid Perception Of Weakness

Fair Or Not, Obama Must Avoid Perception Of Weakness

Judging by the way he holds his cards so close to his vest, President Obama must be an awfully good poker player. Here we are halfway through his second term, and few observers ca ...

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No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

No Peace In Gaza, As Long As Netanyahu Can Prevent It

If Secretary of State John Kerry has failed to bring about a ceasefire to end the bloodbath in Gaza, then so has everybody else. So at the expense of impertinence or worse, here’s ...

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Can Colleges Be Trusted To Investigate Assault?

Can Colleges Be Trusted To Investigate Assault?

If one believes even a significant fraction of the horror stories in the national news media, beastly male behavior has become almost epidemic on American college campuses. Tales ...

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Why Obama Makes The GOP Panic

Why Obama Makes The GOP Panic

If you pay too much attention to opinion polls, as most people do, doubtless you’ve heard that a plurality of voters has judged Barack Obama the worst president since World War II ...

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