Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]

MARK STEYN: Obama the unrealistic realist, National Review Online

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


If you happen to live in Kabul or Jalalabad, Ghurian or Kandahar, then a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is, indeed, about Afghanistan. If you live anywhere else on the planet, a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is really about America — about American will, American purpose, American energy. How quickly the bright new dawn […]

The Black Caucus War Against Obama – by Dick Morris


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The height of hubris: the left-wing of the Democratic party thinks it can afford to fight itself.

Pelosi rejects ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday scuttled a proposal to create a “war tax” to finance the increased troop deployment to Afghanistan, an idea that had come from her closest allies in the Capitol. via Pelosi rejects plan to impose ‘war tax’ for troop increase – washingtonpost.com.

Poll: Narrow majority support Obama’s Afghan strategy – USATODAY.com

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


WASHINGTON — A narrow majority of Americans support President Obama’s revamped strategy on Afghanistan, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Wednesday, but there are broad concerns that the costs of the war will sap the government’s ability to address problems facing the nation at home. via Poll: Narrow majority support Obama’s Afghan strategy – […]

Charles Krauthammer: An Ambivalent Call to Arms, Daily News

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


We shall fight in the air, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields, we shall fight in the hills – for 18 months. Then we start packing for home. We shall never surrender – unless the war gets too expensive, in which case, we shall quote Eisenhower on “the […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Alinsky Does Afghanistan, National Review Online

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


If there is one word that captures President Obama’s much-anticipated Afghanistan speech, it is “cynical.” Yes, the speech was also internally contradictory, counter-historical, and premised on fatally flawed assumptions about Islam and the Afghan people. Cynicism, however, is the defining feature of Obama speeches. This one was no different: from its use of the United […]

A Half-Hearted Afghanistan Strategy – by Michael Reagan


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The pitfalls of a publicized end date.

Robert Kagan: Obama’s Lonely Decision, Washington Post

Jacob Laksin is a senior writer for Front Page Magazine. He is co-author, with David Horowitz, of The New Leviathan (Crown Forum, 2012), and One-Party Classroom (Crown Forum, 2009). Email him at jlaksin@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter at @jlaksin.


So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large […]

Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney

Matt Gurney is a columnist and editor at Canada’s National Post. Follow him on Twitter: @mattgurney


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The hardest choices ahead.