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Crises Cascade and Converge, Testing Obama

quoting Kori Schakevia New York Times
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Not long after a passenger jet exploded in midair and plummeted to the ground in Ukraine last week, escalating a volatile crisis pitting the United States and Europe against Russia, President Obama’s thoughts turned to Syria.

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China Ascendent?

by Stephen D. Krasnervia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Will the country’s rise disrupt the international order the way Germany’s did in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries? 

Immigration
Other Media

Seeking Redemption in 2016, Rick Perry Finds Power in Immigration Standoff

mentioning John B. Taylor, George P. Shultzvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

He came here for redemption. At the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, Rick Perry held his arms across his torso and swayed as the choir sang during last Sunday’s morning service. He bowed his head while the pastor preached about “God’s perfect plan of salvation.”

Classroom students
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We’ll Miss You, Michael Gove

by Chester E. Finn Jr.via National Review Online
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Recent revelations suggest that David Cameron’s unexpected move to replace reform-minded education minister Michael Gove (who’s been popular with British conservatives) with Ms. Nicky Morgan might have been triggered by more than crass pre-election maneuvering to placate teachers and women.

Kiev, Ukraine
Interviews

Paul Gregory on The Hays Advantage

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia Bloomberg Radio
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discussed the recent Russian/Ukrainian events on Bloomberg Radio’s The Hays Advantage

Chess pieces
Blogs

The Amoral Nature of the Pawn Strategy

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Corner (National Review Online)
Monday, July 21, 2014

The humanitarian crisis on the border derived from four callous parties who used illegal immigrants as pawns for their own self-interested agendas.

The Moscow bombings of September 1999
Blogs

MH17: Four Preliminary Judgements

by Mark Harrisonvia Mark Harrison's Blog
Monday, July 21, 2014

I was interviewed this afternoon by Tim Boswell on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire's Drivetime. This isn't exactly what I said, which flowed in a conversation, but it roughly follows the notes I made beforehand.

Protesters during the Ukraine crisis
Featured Commentary

If Putin 'Mans Up,' His Regime Will Crumble

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes.com
Monday, July 21, 2014

California Senator Barbara Feinstein has demanded that Vladimir Putin “man up” and admit that pro-Russian separatists downed MH17, mistaking it for a Ukrainian transport plane. That this is true is obvious to all except Putin’s propaganda machine that is frantically churning out absurd conspiracy theories, while Putin lies low and limits himself to vague claims of Ukrainian guilt.

Jerusalem
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The Incoherent Excuses for Hating Israel

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Mag.com
Monday, July 21, 2014

Israel’s military operation to degrade Hamas’ ability to rain rockets down on Israeli cities has stirred up the usual noisy and nasty protests in Europe. 

Blogs

Obama's Tranquility

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Barack Obama’s team recently took credit for improving the “tranquility of the global community,” and the president made it clear just what a calm place the world has become during his tenure.

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