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Law and Justice
Analysis and Commentary

A Few Additional Thoughts on Daoud

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I largely agree with Steve Vladeck’s excellent post on Judge Richard Posner’s decision yesterday inDaoud and Judge Ilana Rovner’s concurrence in that decision

Analysis and Commentary

Withdrawal Symptoms

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Friday, June 13, 2014

So this is what a "responsible withdrawal" from Iraq looks like? Mosul overrun by terrorists more virulently dangerous than al Qaeda. Iraqi security forces throwing off their uniforms and fleeing, leaving all their high-end hardware -- paid for by the American taxpayer -- in the hands of our enemies.

Open Book
Analysis and Commentary

The New Children’s Crusade

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sometime around 1212, mystics in Europe cooked up the idea that kids could part the seas, reach the Holy Land, reclaim Jerusalem, and convert the infidel Muslims. Thousands of children in Northern Europe flocked to the Mediterranean in response to such rumors, but when they reached the shore, the seas would not part, and many of them died as they scattered home in hunger.

Analysis and Commentary

A Win For Students

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

A California court that recently dealt the teachers unions a massive blow did not go far enough. 

Kiev, Ukraine
Analysis and Commentary

Five Compelling Reasons For The U.S. To Offer Lethal Military Assistance to Ukraine

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, June 16, 2014

With Washington’s attention diverted, as radical ISIS forces march towards Baghdad, it is no coincidence that Russia chose to send tanks, missiles, and armored personnel carriers across its border into east Ukraine.

Interviews
California Politics
Interviews

Carson Bruno on the Ethan Bearman Program

interview with Carson Brunovia KSFO
Monday, June 16, 2014

Carson Bruno discusses his Los Angeles Register piece, "One-Party Rule: The Democrats' Gift to Republicans."

In the News
In the News

Conducting U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq Would Be Complicated, Former Military Officers Say

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The Washington Post
Monday, June 16, 2014

The Defense Department has enough forces in the Persian Gulf to conduct airstrikes that would probably prevent Sunni insurgents from marching into Baghdad, but other missions would be far more complex and risk drawing the United States back into an Iraqi civil war, according to retired military commanders.

Young black men
In the News

How Not to Help Black Americans

featuring Shelby Steelevia Wall Street Journal
Monday, June 16, 2014

The concept of historic reparation grows out of man's need to impose a degree of justice on the world that simply does not exist," writes Shelby Steele in "The Content of Our Character." "Blacks cannot be repaid for the injustice done to the race, but we can be corrupted by society's guilt gestures of repayment."

Barack Obama
In the News

Airstrikes on Iraq Carry Risks as Obama Weighs Options

quoting Kiron K. Skinnervia Bloomberg Businessweek
Monday, June 16, 2014

The airstrikes that President Barack Obama is considering against Islamic militants in Iraq could prove as messy and inconclusive as the war the U.S. thought had ended there in 2011.