Three Reasons Why We ‘Cling’

While the next few weeks will invariably bring out the same cavalcade of charts, graphs, and statistics purporting to explain either how the United States is the most violent nation in the world or how more gun ownership will actually helps make us less violent, the gun-control debate has moved well past statistics and into much deeper matters of family, morality, and political culture. [Read more...]

Most Moving Commercial Ever?

Better even than the Guinness commercial Nancy posted earlier this week:

After Twelve Years, We Still Don’t Understand Our Enemy

In late May 2008, when I was home on mid-tour leave from Iraq, I distinctly remember a conversation with dear friends about the things I had seen in the first half of my deployment. [Read more...]

Why Doing Nothing in Syria Is Better than a Minimal Attack

While I sympathize with Rich Lowry’s position reluctantly favoring a strike in Syria — and fully recognize that there are no good options, just a choice between bad and worse — I must disagree. [Read more...]

Should You “Support the Troops” if You Don’t “Support the War?”

Over at Salon, yet another leftist professor has written one of those semi-regular screeds against the (to him) omnipresent cultural demand that we “support the troops.” [Read more...]


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