Our Arrogant, Ignorant “Elite”

Over on the Campaign Spot Jim Geraghty highlights an issue that’s bothered me ever since I first began to meet our “elite” up-close and personal 23 years ago this fall. [Read more...]

YouTubes, Conspiracies, and Ignorance: Middle East Edition

Wednesday’s Washington Post features an important story that lifts the veil of unreality and political correctness that surrounds our understanding of the Middle East. [Read more...]

Mitt Romney: Focusing on What We Can Control

The Middle East is idealism’s graveyard. The last three presidents focused to a large degree on reforming and remaking the region, and each came to grief in his own way. Bill Clinton’s attempt at a grand bargain between Israel and Palestine dissolved into the Second Intifada; George Bush’s freedom agenda met the blood-red streets of Fallujah and Tal Afar and an insurgency overcome only by the military offensives of the surge and Maliki’s iron-fisted rule; and Barack Obama arrived in the presidency believing in the power of his own personality but now faces a chaotic Middle East under ever-greater Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian influence. Enough with the idealism.  [Read more...]

Libya: Why the Cover-up?

Over the last few days I’ve been focusing on the chain of events that led to the horrifying security breakdown in Benghazi (the “crime”). But leaving aside the crime, why the cover-up? Why would the administration invest so much of its credibility in the mob/video explanation? [Read more...]

Mitt Romney Gives An Address On Foreign Policy – Full Video

Gov. Romney recently delivered a speech on foreign policy which demonstrates how his philosophies differ from the President’s. [Read more...]


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