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Analysis and Commentary

Do We Still Have Grants and Shermans?

by Victor Davis Hanson with H. R. McMastervia Tribune Media Services
Thursday, May 22, 2008

Who becomes a general — and why — tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track...

In the News

Keep open markets in food

with Gary S. Beckervia
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

There is no security on this earth, only opportunity,” said US general Douglas MacArthur...

In the News

Debate this: GOP keeps us safe

with Niall Fergusonvia Edmonton Sun (Canada)
Monday, May 19, 2008

Next Monday, the inaugural Munk Debate takes place at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on the issue: "Be it resolved that the world is a safer place with a Republican in the White House."...

In the News

Point of Contact: Gen. John Abizaid

with John Abizaidvia Dallas Morning News
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Excerpts of our Q & A with retired Gen. John Abizaid, chief of the U.S. Central Command from 2003 to 2007, who oversaw U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan...

In the News

Retired Gen. Abizaid speaks in Dallas of war, family, GIs, diplomacy

with John Abizaidvia Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Friday, May 16, 2008

John Abizaid is of Lebanese descent, speaks Arabic and took over one of the nation's most important military positions at a critical time just after the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003...

In the News

Cash, Not Goodwill, Can Solve Organ Shortage

with Gary S. Beckervia Wall Street Journal
Friday, May 16, 2008

Gavin Carney, an Australian nephrologist, has a solution for the perennial shortage of kidneys for transplant: let people sell theirs for $50,000...

Analysis and Commentary

Poland is overtaking Britain on the road to Europe - and to the euro

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Thursday, May 15, 2008

In Krakow, Poland's Oxford, the Brits don't have a good reputation...

In the News


with George P. Shultzvia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Defense Secretary Robert Gates yesterday suggested that in the years ahead, U.S. generals really should be trying to fight the last war, because Iraq represents both the future and the present for armed conflict...

In the News

The Challenge From China

with Hoover Institutionvia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Even as our hearts go out to the Chinese who have perished in the earthquake, we cannot lose sight of the fact that every day China is growing stronger...

Analysis and Commentary

So Emotional

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Some people think that the reason the public misunderstands so many issues is that these issues are too “complex” for most voters...