Military

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    Paul, Cheney, and the future of GOP foreign policy

    Jack Hunter argues in a Washington Examiner column that a feud between Rand Paul and Liz Cheney highlights a longstanding Republican divide over foreign policy. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming continued their verbal war on Sunday over the direction of Republican…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2019
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    Former Defense secretary’s book slams Obama

    Kelly Jane Torrance of the Washington Examiner highlights interesting details from the memoir of former U.S. Defense secretary Jim Mattis. Though former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis mentions his last boss, President Trump, only in the opening pages of his new book, the Washington establishment seems certain the tome…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2019
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    National Review editor takes on those who disrespect American flag

    One gets a good sense of how National Review‘s Rich Lowry responds to those who fail to respect the American flag. His column on the topic carries the headline “Men Literally Died for that Flag, You Idiots.” The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look…
    Mitch Kokai, July 16, 2019
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    CJ Reports: House bill scraps proposed wind turbine moratorium

    Senate Bill 377, also known as the “Military Base Protection Act,” recently received approval from the House Energy and Public Utilities Committee, according to a story in Carolina Journal by Don Carrington. While the bill made it through committee, it did not elude alterations. The bill was amended to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
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    Dems versus nukes

    Bill Gertz of the Washington Free Beacon reports on congressional Democrats’ opposition to nuclear weapons designed to deter Russia and China. Anti-nuclear Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are attempting to kill the Trump administration’s use of small nuclear warheads on missiles in proposed legislative restrictions this…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on legislative reaction to the U.S. Department of Defense’s take on possible N.C. wind farms. Lindsay Marchello reports Civitas polling data on voters’ concerns about the environment and education spending. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that odd-year congressional primaries in…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2019
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    Vets vs. AOC

    Brent Scher of the Washington Free Beacon reports poll results that contradict one of the latest pronouncements from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Veterans of all political stripes overwhelmingly support reform that would allow military health benefits to be used outside the VA healthcare system, new polling shows. Reform…
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2019
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    “Gettysburg and Us: Reflections on the Civil War and our current state of division”

    That’s the title of a recent City Journal post in which  E.M. Oblomov compares the current conflict between left and right with the older conflict between North and South. Here’s an excerpt: Our current politics is sometimes described as a “cold civil war,” but I don’t think that’s…
    Jon Guze, April 9, 2019