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, […]

Endless Wars in Middle East More About Money Than Threats

Speech on the house floor on June 24, 2015. 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 […]

Kurds and Shi’ites Unite to Fight; 98 Killed across Iraq

At least 98 people were killed and 11 were wounded in Iraq as the Pentagon said the cost of fighting the Islamic State is nearing $3 billion.

Clean Break to Dirty Wars

To understand today’s crises in Iraq, Syria, and Iran, one must grasp their shared Lebanese connection. This assertion may seem odd. After all, what’s the big deal about Lebanon? That little country hasn’t had top headlines since Israel deigned to bomb and invade it in 2006. Yet, to a large extent, the roots of the bloody […]