Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online


A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

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.

A Post About Comments: Thanks to Ron Paul Fans, I Have An Answer for Swindle and Rushkoff


Last month, Editor David Swindle introduced NRB guests to the sagacious Douglas Rushkoff and his latest work, Digital Nation. Joining the author in his musings about the mental dribble and dung that accounts for much of what is consumed by the “Digital Nation,” Swindle posed the question:
“Is the Internet Destroying Our Lives or Enriching Them?”
Before [...]

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 […]

Tea Parties: like Kryptonite to Marvel


From “Captain America #1″
Well, that didn’t take long:
In the latest issue of Captain America, issue 602, current Captain America, Bucky Barnes and The Falcon are attempting to infiltrate a group called “The Watchdogs”, an anti-government militia group that has begun to swell in its numbers as of late.  (…)
Cap and Falcon are observing an anti-tax [...]

Hating Valentine’s


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

Radical Son Reflections, Part III: Western Leftists Continue Covering Up for Tyrants


[To read Part I of "Radical Son Reflections" click here. To read Part II click here]
A few weeks ago, we started a new series here at NewsRealblog, the subject of which is David Horowitz’s autobiography Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. I started reading this book and will continue to share my thoughts with you as [...]

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 […]