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This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.

  • The Supreme Court’s Coming Paralysis

    by Jeff Greenfield

    Why there’s really no chance President Obama will be able to appoint another Justice to the bench, regardless of what happens in November.

  • Tom Clancy, Military Man

    by Andrew Bacevich

    Clancy was among the first to intuit that the antimilitary mood spawned by Vietnam represented an opportunity.

  • Revanchism and Its Costs

    by Carlin Romano

    "Revanchism," from the French word revanche, or revenge, arose in the late 19th century as a description of aggressive political desire to regain territory, possibly by force, lost to another state.

  • Watergate Was the Only Serious Impeachment

    by Albert R. Hunt

    The impeachment of President Bill Clinton and the calls to do so for George W. Bush and now Barack Obama are petty and frivolous by comparison.

  • Obama lacks resolve on Ukraine

    by Marc A. Thiessen

    "We are seeing more resolve projected from the U.S. Mission to the United Nations than from the Oval Office."

  • How West should handle Russia

    by Fareed Zakaria

    The actions of the pro-Russian forces, who it appears shot down a civilian airliner, might seem at first glance to be crude and unsophisticated. But in one sense they're on the cutting edge.