Category Archives: Military

The high cost of military strength

Thomas Donlan devotes his latest Barron’s editorial commentary to sobering news linked to federal defense spending. A poignant Washington joke has it that the federal government is really an insurance company that also operates the world’s strongest military, just in case anyone tries to mess with the benefits from Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and theContinue Reading

National Review editor explores the Left’s hostile response to war hero

Rich Lowry‘s latest column at National Review Online delves into controversy surrounding the real-life events surrounding the new movie “American Sniper.” Clint Eastwood’s new movie, American Sniper, marks the return of the American war hero. Heroism on the battlefield had never gone away, of course, far from it (witness the Medals of Honor awarded forContinue Reading

Tapscott documents a time-honored ‘tradition’

The headline places “tradition” in quotation marks, since it’s hard to imagine anyone celebrating the fact that political leaders continue to waste gobs of money on unneeded military projects. Mark Tapscott of the Washington Examiner offers details. Pentagon officials didn’t want the programs but Congress and President Obama gave them 10 that together cost billionsContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

New leaders will take office in the N.C. House of Representatives next month. Becki Gray profiles those new leaders during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato shines light on North Carolina’s excellent ozone report for 2014, and Princeton University physics professor William Happer challenges global-warming alarmists’ “myth” of carbon pollution. Plus you’llContinue Reading

America’s not-so-negative influence on the world

Those who think the United States, including its military, has done more damage than good around the world might want to check out the latest Commentary magazine cover story from Tim Kane of the Hoover Institution. Obama is actively uncomfortable exercising American power abroad, but he is entirely comfortable exercising centralized power at home. HeContinue Reading

This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

The bureaucrats who run North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction warned this summer about the negative impact of proposed DPI budget cuts. Now that the cuts have come to pass, Terry Stoops says the impact involves little more than eliminating vacant jobs. Stoops discusses DPI’s budget during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. SarahContinue Reading

Criticism of Obama’s Iraq policy from that crazy right-winger … oh, never mind

Think you have to be a conservative pundit to find fault with President Obama’s Iraq policy? Perhaps you should consult the new book from Leon Panetta, Obama’s former defense secretary and CIA chief. The latest issue of TIME offers an excerpt. We had leverage. We could, for instance, have threatened to withdraw reconstruction aid toContinue Reading

Goldberg probes president’s mixed message on war

What does President Obama think about war? Jonah Goldberg explains in his latest column at National Review Online why that’s a hard question to answer. It’s funny how President Obama is always talking about “I” and “me” whenever it makes him look good, but suddenly it’s “they” and “we” when mistakes are made. For instance,Continue Reading