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Putin Out and Proud
May 18, 2014: The Wall Street Journal recently showed Vladimir Putin in Crimea. There was the saturnine Slav in an unusually ebullient mood. He was standing in front of a banner ostensibly celebrating the victory of the USSR in what Russians still call "The Great Patriotic War" against Hitler in 1945.
Getting Missile Defense Right
May 13, 2014: With Iran on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons and Russia wanting to re-assert itself as a world power through the Ukrainian crisis, a strong military presence in the world is more important for America than ever. A critical way the military does this is by remaining a global leader in ballistic missile technology.
President Obama: Take Away Kerry's 'Big Stick!'
April 30, 2014: Secretary of State John Kerry has taken only one element from all of America's history in his peripatetic quest to forge a Mideast peace settlement: It is Theodore Roosevelt's famous "Big Stick." It was the Nobel Peace Prize winner, President Roosevelt, who famously quoted the West African proverb: "Walk softly but carry a big stick."
Secretary Kerry's Mideast 'Piece' Talks Break Down
April 28, 2014: Secretary of State John Kerry has been tireless in his travels to the Mideast, pressing and pushing for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement. But the peace settlement he has pursued should more accurately be called a "piece" settlement, since the only topic he seems to care about is how manypieces of territory the embattled Jewish State can be prodded into giving up to its sworn enemies.
Former Justice John Paul Stevens: Rewrite The Constitution To End Gun Ownership
April 28, 2014: Justice John Paul Stevens doesn't believe anyone has the right to own a gun and admits that Americans would need to rewrite the Constitution to make his preference a legal reality. That's exactly what he thinks should happen.
Israel's Time's Running Out, Mr. President, or Yours?
March 30, 2014: Henry Kissinger made Mideast "shuttle diplomacy" famous in the 1970s. The peripatetic Sec. of State then jetted back and forth between Israel and Egypt and fashioned an uneasy cease-fire in the Yom Kippur War of 1973.
A Marriage Spring - Like the Arab Spring? The Dangers of the Un-Marriage Movement
March 28, 2014: Recently, I was a panelist on MSNBC. The topic was same sex marriage. A fellow panelist called for a Marriage Spring. We know what that means. Or we think we do. The un-marriage advocate wants us to hurry up and overthrow the existing order.
Back in the USSR?
March 23, 2014: How did our relations with Russia go so far wrong so quickly? The Obama administration hoped to have a "reset" of our bilateral ties by wiping the slate clean. In giving the Russians a reset, we were showing a willingness to let bygones be bygones. Or, in their case, let Putin's 2008 invasion of neighboring Republic of Georgia be forgotten. It was exactly the wrong thing to do.