Category Archives: Military

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

Lowry examines President Obama’s ‘mission accomplished’ message

Rich Lowry explains for National Review Online readers why George W. Bush isn’t the only American president deserving of criticism for declaring “mission accomplished” before a war has been won. President George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln after the initial success of the invasion of Iraq lives inContinue Reading

The irony of ending the ‘war on terror’

Terrorism expert and former Carolina Journal Radio interviewee Juan Zarate offers the most interesting quote in TIME magazine’s report on the Obama administration’s latest approach to the Islamist threat. [T]he terrorists didn’t care about what history advised or what democracy demanded. From Mali to Benghazi to Mosul to Karachi, they have grown in numbers andContinue Reading