A Profile in Arrogance

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Jack Murtha’s sleazy political legacy.

Breaking the Taliban

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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.

U.S. curtails use of airstrikes in assault on Marja – washingtonpost.com

MARJA, AFGHANISTAN — To the Marines of Bravo Company, the black-and-white video footage from a surveillance drone seemed to present the perfect shot: more than a dozen armed insurgents exiting a building and heading to positions to attack U.S. and Afghan forces seeking to wrest control of this Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Facing stiff […]

GOP mines coal-country anxieties – POLITICO.com

Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is […]

Hating Valentine’s

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Why jihadists and the radical Left both revile the day of love.

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic

Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Is Binyam Mohamed a Martyr?

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Thomas Joscelyn reveals the truth about the Left’s terrorist cause célèbre.

History as Propaganda

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Anti-Israel professor Rashid Khalidi politicizes and academic awards ceremony.

Paying Tribute to Terror

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Why the United States cannot buy off the Islamic fanatics of the Taliban.

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76 – washingtonpost.com

DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie “Charlie Wilson's War,” died Wednesday. He was 76.Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said […]