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Iraq and Democracy

June 17, 2014 by


The incomparable Thomas Sowell tackles a basic question: why have we failed in Iraq? We fought a war, at least in part, to overthrow the Iraqi government with the goal of removing it as a threat in the “war on terror.” The U.S. determined that the best way to accomplish this goal in the long-term […]

Poisoning Not (Necessarily) a Federal Crime under a WMD Treaty, or, Small Victories

June 2, 2014 by


The United States Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the little-known but important case of Bond v. U. S.  The facts are as follows:  One Carol Bond discovered that her husband was having an affair with Carol’s best friend.  She decided the best way to respond was to spread a poisoned chemical on surfaces […]

She Didn’t Make the Grade

May 5, 2014 by


Another commencement speaker bit the dust, as Condoleesa Rice, former Secretary of State, withdrew from her appointment to speak at Rutgers University, the New Jersey flagship institution of higher (or lower) education, due to the vocal and aggressive protests by a handful of faculty and students.  Now let me say that I was not in […]

Mr. Putin and economics. What next?

March 25, 2014 by


Mr. Putin seems increasingly likely to get away with the effective annexation of Crimea, and many rightfully wonder what next?  The rest of the Ukraine?  The Baltic states?  The U.S. has little appetite for military response, but can we more effectively counter the Russian bear?  And should we? The first question is what should we […]