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  • Cheney urges House GOP to support a hawkish national defense

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney, often considered the brain behind President Bush's war strategy in Iraq, gave a pep talk to House Republicans on Tuesday highlighting the value of a hawkish national defense. As Congress is weighing President Obama's...
  • A foreign legion for losers [Commentary]

    A foreign legion for losers [Commentary]
    On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion -- Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? -- and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession. That's great. It's...
  • Pentagon's relatively small Iraq costs may jump with escalation: analysts

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A big escalation in U.S. military activity against Islamic State militants could force the Pentagon to seek more money from Congress as policymakers draft next year's budget, though it should be able to pay for the current pace of...
  • Obama's non-ideological foreign policy not working

    So much for non-ideological foreign policy. When Barack Obama ran for president he vowed to be non-ideological. He was a pragmatist and a problem-solver. It wasn't just that George W. Bush's ideology was awful, ideology itself was a kind of sinful...
  • If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]

    If 'evil' doesn't apply to Islamic State, what does? [Commentary]
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaeda and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • Midterm election unlikely to end gridlock in Washington, analysts say

    After a summer of upheaval, from the Middle East to Ferguson, Mo., the country swings into a fall campaign with large stakes but little chance of ending the partisan stalemate that has ground Washington to a virtual halt. If anything, the results of...
  • Barry Ritholtz: A conservative case for infrastructure spending

    The other night, I made a rare airport run. Our niece from Chicago is visiting for the long weekend, and rather than send a car, we fought through both U.S. Open and Mets traffic to pick her up at LaGuardia Airport. Regular readers know my views of U.S....
  • ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics

    ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics
    The Sunday morning programs will run the gamut from ISIS and Ukraine to Joan Rivers' hospitalization. The lineup: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS brings together Gen....
  • Jonah Goldberg: If 'evil' doesn't apply to the Islamic State, what does?

    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. Other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil Dewar's,"...
  • Conservatives must better understand recent history of Latin-Americans to win their support

    Half a century ago we saw the spark of powerful ideas that changed the face of America. Some became legislation, such as the War on Poverty. Others became potent cultural trends, like the sexual revolution. Less noticed but no less impactful was the onset...
  • If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?

     If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...