Foreign Affairs

Syria, France and the US: the More Apt Reference, Senator, Is Vietnam

By Monique Chartier | January 27, 2013 |

Senator Whitehouse has just returned from a trip to the Middle East with a pronouncement: the United States should help Syrian rebels just as France helped the American Revolutionaries in the 1700’s. Actually, the French reference to the situation in Syria that can far more easily be envisioned is nearly two hundred years later and…

Things We Read Today (23), Wednesday

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2012 |

Controlling prices across a continent; a look back at erroneous polls; Matthews in the echo chamber; excuse #2 for Benghazi. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Mid-East Foreign Policy

By Marc Comtois | September 14, 2012 |

The U.S. Embassy in Tunis: CNN is tracking events throughout the Middle East. More disturbing pictures (and story) from the Benghazi Consulate in Libya are here.

Things We Read Today (10), Thursday

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2012 |

Madness overseas and at home, lunacy in the Fed, the disconcerting growth of government, and the performance art of public-sector negotiations.

Things We Read Today, 9

By Justin Katz | September 12, 2012 |

No deep theme, today, but bad British commentary, union priorities, stimulus as wishlist, the fame of Dinesh, and a response to Dan Yorke’s Congressional District 1 analysis.

Why Did Hillary Deny Our Involvement In the Latest Nuke Scientist Assassination?

By Monique Chartier | January 12, 2012 |

Yesterday, the fifth Iranian nuclear scientist in two years was assassinated. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wasted no time hustling to a microphone. “I want to categorically deny any United States involvement in any kind of act of violence inside Iran,” Clinton said at a Wednesday news conference. Former US Ambassador to the UN John…

Ah, Communism: the Political Structure of the People!

By Justin Katz | October 6, 2011 |

This is about what one should expect from a communist utopia: Until May, a sign inside the gate identified the property as the Beijing Customs Administration Vegetable Base and Country Club. The placard was removed after a Chinese reporter sneaked inside and published a story about the farm producing organic food so clean the cucumbers…

Hey Iraq, Be Careful of What You Wish For

By Patrick Laverty | September 11, 2011 |

Let’s try to hold off the trolling comments from the start. I believe in hindsight, the US never should have gone into Iraq the second time, we went there with faulty information. Now, to the point of the post. According to the NY Times, many Iraqis are a bit nervous about the recent information that…

The War Will Find the Shire

By Justin Katz | August 14, 2011 |

As always, Mark Steyn does an excellent job articulating the conservative perspective, this time on the British riots: While the British Treasury is busy writing checks to Amsterdam prostitutes, one-fifth of children are raised in homes in which no adult works — in which the weekday ritual of rising, dressing and leaving for gainful employment…

Who Is Pulling the Trigger?

By Justin Katz | July 11, 2011 |

Given that the mainstream media has appeared less interested in this story than in such critical events as royal weddings and the accuracy of Republicans’ references to history, Anchor Rising should help in the effort to prevent it from slipping through the cracks: In Fall of 2009, the Obama Administration conceived Operation Fast and Furious,…

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