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The First Amendment: The kryptonite to America’s national security?

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By Jaimie Erker, '76 Contributor) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” (U.S. Const. Amend 1). Those potent words make up one of the most influential [...]

Naming our Middle East enemy

By |December 17th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Donald Devine, '76 Contributor) The real shock of the terrorist mass murders in Paris and San Bernardino is the lack of seriousness in the responses from America’s ruling class, on both the left and right. They [...]

Playing jihad roulette: Which Muslims are dangerous?

By |December 14th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Whether we will see more bloody slaughter in the name of jihad depends on if we can separate the murder-bent America-haters from the innocent Muslim refugees that Obama wants to admit to our [...]

NY Daily News Headline: God Isn’t a Fixer, But Man Is

By |December 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) In just five laughably arrogant and masterfully idiotic words: “God Is Not Fixing This,” a newspaper crystalizes the great divide that separates Americans even more than does political party: the deep [...]

We show more compassion to refugees by not bringing them here

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) How would you feel to be uprooted from family, friends, people who share your culture, language and religion and be shipped half-way across the world to a huge and confusing [...]

Two tales of two places: one tragic, one ridiculous

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The events in France shock and anger, yes, but a little less so with each report of some new terrorist act somewhere in the world. While one would hope the act [...]

Colorado to Obama: Keep Gitmo terrorists away from our children

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) Islamic terrorists have no scruples about slaughtering schoolchildren and that’s what worries the residents of Florence, Colorado, when they hear the president talk about transferring up to 61 Gitmo prisoners to [...]

Another mass shooting raises tough questions

By |October 10th, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(By Kelly Sloan, '76 Contributor) The tragedy of another mass murder is upon us — and with it the search for an answer to the motivations of the shooter. Such events provoke tendentious reactions on [...]

Remembering 9/11: defeating and destroying Iran

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Terrorism|Tags: , , , , |

On this 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil by jihadi forces, it is right that we honor our war dead and commit ourselves to defeating those primarily responsible, including the government of [...]

Islamic State authorization for military force scrambles Washington

By |March 14th, 2015|Categories: Foreign Policy, Politics|Tags: , , , , |

Barack Obama’s request for a formal Congressional authorization to use military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State has produced the most amazing responses. Everyone seems to be switching sides and one cannot tell the players without a scorecard. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain went from earlier introducing a new War Powers Act requiring the president consult with Congress if he plans military action lasting more than seven days to saying, “To restrain [the president] in our authorization of him taking military action, I think, frankly, is unconstitutional and eventually leads to 535 commanders in chief.” Ranking Foreign Relations Democrat Robert Menendez went from introducing a more restrictive AUMF in December to supporting the president’s broader authority now. […]