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U.S. National Security Faces Challenges From Insider Threats And Organizational Rigidity, Stanford Scholar Says

featuring Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stanford political scientist Amy Zegart says insider threats and surprise attacks on American national security are increasing and rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines the lessons learned in the case of the 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.

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The Exhausting Ms. Clinton

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton's second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue. The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation.

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What's So Good About Donald Trump?

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

It seems like everybody has something bad to say about Donald Trump—everyone except Republican voters who are speaking through the polls. One headline says he is a “mortal threat” to the GOP.

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Looking For A 2016 Prince Charming--Even If The Third Time's Rarely A Charm

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

At first blush, Mitt Romney and Joe Biden have little in common. Romney’s the son of a former governor of Michigan and presidential candidate, made a killing in the private sector as a venture capitalist, then went on to govern Massachusetts.

Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

If Russian Soldiers Aren't Dying In Ukraine, Why Did Putin Make Casualty Stats A State Secret?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

If you want to enrage Vladimir Putin, publish an article on Russian casualties in Ukraine. Putin unequivocally declared, on his Direct Line broadcast to the Russian people on April 16, that “the question of whether Russian troops are present in Ukraine…I can tell you outright and unequivocally that there are no Russian troops in Ukraine.”

Analysis and Commentary

Talent From Tbilisi

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Politico
Thursday, September 3, 2015
A young Georgian technocrat tries to clean up Ukraine’s police.
Analysis and Commentary

Global Warming Goes To Court

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In a landmark case, Dutch judges abandon the rule of law to craft climate change policy. 

Analysis and Commentary

Slaying The Myths About Plastic Bags

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Though it was meant as irony, there was an essential (if accidental) truth behind the speech [in the movie American Beauty]. The technology behind plastic grocery bags is so useful it won a Nobel Prize.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Education Themes For 2016

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Last month, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with six of the seventeen GOP presidential contenders. (A similar forum among Democratic candidates is scheduled for October in Iowa.) Here we present six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that we hope the candidates embrace.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gen. David Petraeus has a new plan for fighting ISIS. Is it smart or is it totally nuts? Tamara talks about a new article by William McCants that takes us deep inside the mind and menace of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State.

Analysis and Commentary

A Bet With Rick Moran

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Over at PJ Media, Rich Moran writes: Since there is a pretty good possibility that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel are likely to "take" a nuclear bomb down the gullet thanks to the ignorant naivete of the president and sycophants like [Gwen] Ifil, that particular tweet might come back to haunt Ms. Ifill one day.

Analysis and Commentary

Public Sector Employees And The Rule Of Law

by Michael J. Petrillivia Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Kim Davis, the Rowan (Kentucky) County clerk, is in the spotlight this week for ignoring a federal judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples seeking to wed. She claims that doing so would violate her Christian faith and her religious liberties. On Tuesday, she added that she was acting “under God’s authority.”

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Interviews

Chester Finn: Can Gifted Education Survive The Common Core?

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr.via Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hoover Institution fellow Chester Finn moderates a discussion on what the Common Core portends for gifted students and their teachers.
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Michael Petrilli: The Kanye Edition

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly (Thomas B. Fordham Institute)
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli discusses education in New Orleans, school governance, Common Core-aligned assignments, and charter school openings in NYC.

Interviews

George Nash: The Crusade Years, 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir Of The New Deal Era And Its Aftermath

interview with George H. Nashvia New Books in American Studies
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

George H. Nash is an independent scholar, historian, and lecturer. As a scholar of American conservative thought and biographer of Herbert Hoover, Nash edited The Crusade Years, 1933-1955: Herbert Hoover's Lost Memoir of the New Deal Era and its Aftermath (Hoover Institution Press, 2013).

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In the News

Want To Make More? Know More

quoting Thomas Sowellvia MetroNews
Thursday, September 3, 2015

I once had a conversation with a young journalism school graduate who told me he wanted to make more money.  His sole argument for a higher wage was that he had a good friend whose salary was much higher.

In the News

Will Oil's Collapse Kill The Keystone Pipeline?

quoting Michael Spencevia CBS
Thursday, September 3, 2015

While some Wall Street analysts now think the probability of the U.S. economy going into recession are nearly 50 percent, Canada is already there. That bad news comes as Canada gears up for a general election in October and at a time when the slide in global oil prices could spell continuing trouble for Canada's energy-dependent economy.

In the News

Conservatives Have Failed To End The Fed, But They’re Not Giving Up Hope

quoting Allan H. Meltzervia The Washington Post
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

They converged last week on a red barn here in the shadows of the Grand Tetons, a small but passionate group of free-market thinkers and conservative activists hoping to convince the Republican Party that the Federal Reserve is ruining the economy.

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Can “Liberalism” Be Reclaimed From The Left?

quoting Harvey C. Mansfieldvia Powerline
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Harvey Mansfield remarked a while back that “the job of conservatism is to save liberalism from liberals.” The left may be giving us an unintended assist with this project.

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Hugh Hewitt Warns 2016 Debaters To Be Prepared On Security And Defense

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The radio host will focus on security and foreign policy but does not know what topics his CNN partners will pursue in next debate.

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U.S. Capitol as a sausage factory

Thursday, September 03, 2015

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featuring Amy Zegart Thursday, September 3, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by David Davenport Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Analysis and Commentary

by Paul R. Gregory Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by Tunku Varadarajan Thursday, September 3, 2015
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by James Huffman Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Thursday, September 3, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Thursday, September 3, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Interviews

interview with Chester E. Finn Jr. Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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interview with Michael J. Petrilli Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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interview with George H. Nash Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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In the News

quoting Thomas Sowell Thursday, September 3, 2015
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quoting Michael Spence Thursday, September 3, 2015
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quoting Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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quoting Harvey C. Mansfield Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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mentioning Hoover Institution Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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featuring John B. Taylor Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Cogan Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Kori Schake Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Analysis and Commentary

by Henry I. Miller Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Alvin Rabushka Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with John B. Taylor Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with Lanhee J. Chen Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In the News

featuring Condoleezza Rice Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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quoting Caroline M. Hoxby Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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quoting Michael McFaul Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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quoting Kori Schake Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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mentioning Allan H. Meltzer Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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quoting Lanhee J. Chen Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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quoting Kiron K. Skinner Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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quoting Henry A. Kissinger Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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mentioning John H. Cochrane Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Cartoon by Taylor Jones

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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by Richard A. Epstein Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Peter Berkowitz Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Thomas Sowell Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Lanhee J. Chen Monday, August 31, 2015
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Analysis and Commentary

by Victor Davis Hanson Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Michael J. Petrilli Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Barry Strauss Tuesday, August 25, 2015
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Interviews

interview with Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with Edward Paul Lazear Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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interview with Richard A. Epstein Sunday, August 30, 2015
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In the News

quoting Eric Hanushek Monday, August 31, 2015
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quoting Morris P. Fiorina Monday, August 31, 2015
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quoting Henry I. Miller Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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quoting Admiral Gary Roughead Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Monday, August 31, 2015
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quoting Milton Friedman Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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quoting Sam Nunn Monday, August 31, 2015
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Cartoon by Taylor Jones

Monday, August 31, 2015

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by Paul E. Peterson quoting Richard A. Epstein Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Jack Goldsmith Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Amy Zegart Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Commander David Slayton, Katarzyna Zysk Friday, August 28, 2015
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Analysis and Commentary

by Victor Davis Hanson Sunday, August 30, 2015
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by John H. Cochrane Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Russell Roberts Monday, August 31, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Sunday, August 30, 2015
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by Mark Harrison Saturday, August 29, 2015
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by Bruce Thornton Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Bill Whalen Friday, August 28, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Saturday, August 29, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Sunday, August 30, 2015
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by Benjamin Wittes Friday, August 28, 2015
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by David R. Henderson Friday, August 28, 2015
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interview with John B. Taylor Monday, August 31, 2015
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by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, August 28, 2015
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interview with Peter Berkowitz Friday, August 28, 2015
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interview with Bill Whalen Saturday, August 29, 2015
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interview with Harvey C. Mansfield Sunday, August 30, 2015
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In the News

featuring Condoleezza Rice Friday, August 28, 2015
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quoting Chester E. Finn Jr. Friday, August 28, 2015
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quoting Niall Ferguson Monday, August 31, 2015
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quoting Michael Spence Friday, August 28, 2015
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quoting Carson Bruno Friday, August 28, 2015
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mentioning Michael McFaul Friday, August 28, 2015
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Will Oil's Collapse Kill The Keystone Pipeline?

quoting Michael Spencevia CBS
Thursday, September 3, 2015

While some Wall Street analysts now think the probability of the U.S. economy going into recession are nearly 50 percent, Canada is already there. That bad news comes as Canada gears up for a general election in October and at a time when the slide in global oil prices could spell continuing trouble for Canada's energy-dependent economy.

In the News

Want To Make More? Know More

quoting Thomas Sowellvia MetroNews
Thursday, September 3, 2015

I once had a conversation with a young journalism school graduate who told me he wanted to make more money.  His sole argument for a higher wage was that he had a good friend whose salary was much higher.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Gen. David Petraeus has a new plan for fighting ISIS. Is it smart or is it totally nuts? Tamara talks about a new article by William McCants that takes us deep inside the mind and menace of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-declared “caliph” of the Islamic State.

Analysis and Commentary

Talent From Tbilisi

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Politico
Thursday, September 3, 2015
A young Georgian technocrat tries to clean up Ukraine’s police.
Featured

U.S. National Security Faces Challenges From Insider Threats And Organizational Rigidity, Stanford Scholar Says

featuring Amy Zegartvia Stanford News
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Stanford political scientist Amy Zegart says insider threats and surprise attacks on American national security are increasing and rooted in organizational inflexibility. She examines the lessons learned in the case of the 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.

Analysis and Commentary

Slaying The Myths About Plastic Bags

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Though it was meant as irony, there was an essential (if accidental) truth behind the speech [in the movie American Beauty]. The technology behind plastic grocery bags is so useful it won a Nobel Prize.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Education Themes For 2016

by Michael J. Petrillivia EducationNext
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Last month, Campbell Brown and the American Federation for Children will host an education policy summit in New Hampshire with six of the seventeen GOP presidential contenders. (A similar forum among Democratic candidates is scheduled for October in Iowa.) Here we present six education policy themes—and associated infographics—that we hope the candidates embrace.

Analysis and Commentary

A Bet With Rick Moran

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Over at PJ Media, Rich Moran writes: Since there is a pretty good possibility that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel are likely to "take" a nuclear bomb down the gullet thanks to the ignorant naivete of the president and sycophants like [Gwen] Ifil, that particular tweet might come back to haunt Ms. Ifill one day.

Analysis and Commentary

If Russian Soldiers Aren't Dying In Ukraine, Why Did Putin Make Casualty Stats A State Secret?

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

If you want to enrage Vladimir Putin, publish an article on Russian casualties in Ukraine. Putin unequivocally declared, on his Direct Line broadcast to the Russian people on April 16, that “the question of whether Russian troops are present in Ukraine…I can tell you outright and unequivocally that there are no Russian troops in Ukraine.”

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What The 1952 Republican Primary Teaches Us About Today’s Primary

by Kori Schakevia Military History in the News
Wednesday, September 2, 2015

As we watch a ferocious contest play out in the Republican primaries, it is worth looking back to 1952 to see how foreign policy played in that election.

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