Yemen Is Starving, and We’re Partly To Blame

Twenty million people in Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, are at risk of dying from hunger or thirst. That’s 80 percent of the country’s population, which according to UN agencies badly needs emergency supplies of food and water, along with fuel and medicine. This almost unimaginable crisis sounds like something out of […]

Liberty, Sovereignty, and US Foreign Policy

As we celebrate Independence Day, honoring the American colonists’ successful fight to be free of the British crown and establish their own sovereign state, it is instructive to note that the US is, today, the greatest enemy of sovereignty on earth. When the British surrendered at Yorktown, the redcoat band played “The World Turned Upside […]

Christians Train To Fight; 115 Killed across Iraq

Iraqi Christians are training to fight. Their militia’s first focus is liberating Mosul. At least 115 people were killed and 42 more were wounded: Seven security personnel were killed and 10 were wounded in a suicide attack in al-Fatha. In Albu Souda, 11 soldiers were killed in an attack. Four civilians were killed and five […]

Hillary’s Secret War

In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc […]

Baskin’s Generous Offer: Making Peace With Israeli Occupation

It would be fair to assume that Gershon Baskin’s recent article in the Jerusalem Post – Encountering Peace: Obviously no peace now, so what then? (June 24) – is not a mere intellectual exercise aimed at finding "creative" solutions to the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Baskin is a regular contributor to the Jerusalem Post, a […]

On the US ‘Sensitivity’ to Civilian Deaths

Last week, US News and World Report national security reporter Paul D. Shinkman posited that the U.S. goes above and beyond the call of duty in terms of how seriously it takes civilian casualties of it or its allies’ bombing campaigns. Shinkman didn’t necessarily write his own headline – “Iraqi Civilians Will Die: U.S. Must […]

4,777 Killed in Iraq during June

In total, 4,777 were killed and 1,974 were wounded during June. At least 150 were killed and 53 were wounded in more recent violence.

Crime and Punishment in the ‘Free World’

There’s much talk of reforming the criminal justice system: libertarian-ish GOP presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul is making the unfairness of sentences that have a disparate impact on minorities a major theme of his campaign, which is all to the good. • But what about a system that has a disparate impact on the innocent? […]

Endless Wars in Middle East More About Money Than Threats

Mr. Speaker, the week before last, the greatly respected conservative columnist Thomas Sowell wrote: "What lessons might we learn from the whole experience of the Iraq war? If nothing else, we should never again imagine that we can engage in nation building in the sweeping sense that term acquired in Iraq – least of all, […]

US Intervention Will Only Make Middle Eastern Turmoil Worse

Recently, the U.S. government has been dealt setbacks in five of the seven developing, Islamic countries in which its military recently has attacked or invaded since 9/11 – Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yemen. In the other two countries, Pakistan and Somalia, the situation remains extremely unstable. In Syria and Iraq, the brutal ISIS group, […]