The trifecta of scandals plaguing President Obama and his administration will get a lot worse before they get better, casting a paralytic pall over his second term and greatly reducing the likelihood American voters will coronate Hillary Clinton as his successor.
The testimony this week of three senior State Department officials before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee could provide information that will blow the Benghazi scandal wide open, or will it be a dud?
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, media coverage has been full of people telling us we have to better understand why Muslim terrorists want to kill us and some young Muslim men living in America want to become terrorists, suggesting something about America is at the root of the problem.
The most often heard argument in the ongoing gun-control debate is whether or not gun control prevents gun crime. Gun-control advocates believe it does. Second Amendment advocates argue that it doesn't. A more cogent question when it comes to gun-control, however, is who do you trust?
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is the perfect example of what will happen when rogue regimes acquire nuclear weapons. They use them to intimidate their enemies, extort concessions from those that will negotiate with them, and sell the technology to the highest bidder. Regime change or war is the only way to stop them.
The United States has fought three counterinsurgency wars in the past half century, all of which have or are about to turn out less than resoundingly victorious, to say the least. You would think American would get the hang of counterinsurgency warfare, getting it right eventually; but there are lessons American political leaders never learn.
In October 1978, the visiting CIA analyst teaching my National Security Affairs course at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, began class by asking, "What's the significance of this new Polish Pope?" Without waiting for an answer he said, "He will hasten the fall of the Soviet Union." Recalling that experience, I a […]
Why are so many progressives attracted to socialist dictators like the late Hugo Chávez? Are they just "useful idiots," or is it their longing for a powerful person to rule without all the constraints of democratic government so they can impose their vision of the greater good?
Democrats and the news media have made much of the "civil war" within the Republican Party. In the aftermath of their 2012 defeat by President Barack Obama, Republicans are bickering among themselves over what went wrong, who's at fault, and how to revitalize the Republican brand. A much more serious war is taking place, however, between Presi […]
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent out letters to an unknown number of veterans with mental and physical disabilities informing them that they may be prohibited from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition.