U.S. and Pakistan: Sleeping with the Enemy

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The game is up of fantasizing about a loyal ally.

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When Aid is No Way to Aid a Country

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The sad case of Somalia.

White House Plots 2012 Campaign – Politico

President Barack Obama’s top advisers are quietly laying the groundwork for the 2012 reelection campaign, which is likely to be run out of Chicago and managed by White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, according to Democrats familiar with the discussions. For now, the planning consists entirely of private conversations, with Obama aides at […]

Brian Riedl: Obama’s Fantasy Jobs – NYPOST.com

Last year, White House economists claimed that the $862 billion stimulus would create 3.3 million jobs. Since then, the nation has lost more than 3 million jobs. That’s a 6.3 million jobs gap. By the White House’s own standards, the stimulus failed. So President Obama has shifted his argument. Sure, the economy lost jobs, he […]

Bob Tyrrell: Liberal Unfairness vs. James O’Keefe – The American Spectator

WASHINGTON — Irving Kristol, the recently deceased godfather of neoconservatism, once said to me, “Fairness is not a Liberal value.” I thought about his asseveration while observing the Liberals' colossal indignation over conservative activist James O'Keefe's entry under false pretenses into the district offices of Senator Mary Landrieu D-La.. O'Keefe is the merry prankster who […]

The Lure of Radical Islam

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Why some Western men find the lifestyle of the jihadist so captivating.

Anger all around for Democratic leaders – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught. The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi […]

Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com

“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

Harry situation: Inside the Reid eruption – POLITICO.com

Harry Reid isn’t talkative. But the Senate majority leader chatted freely with the two disarmingly charming book authors who came to his office at the Capitol shortly after the 2008 election. They — and their tape recorder — were soaking in his reminiscences about the wild campaign that had turned a backbencher in his caucus […]