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What Makes a Neocon?

Is neoconservatism a “Jewish mindset”?

Leave or Lose

One senses a ghastly inevitability about this American adventure—half tragedy, half farce and all folly.

George Washington, Reluctant Realist

“What if we win?” was a question that resounded in 1778, too.

Morale Matters

After several months in which the news from Iraq has steadily if spottily improved, the time has come to think about what just a few months ago seemed unthinkable.

On Toleration

Postmodern toleration has its dogmatic side.

Don't Declare Victory

We clearly are able to achieve short- to medium-term improvements in the security conditions in the country, but we should have no illusions that we can soon “win” a bigger game.

Stay to Win

In the fifth year of America’s war in Iraq, some astounding numbers have come to suggest that the tide just might be turning.

We Won Years Ago

Such success as we have achieved in Iraq, like the strategic and tactical failures there that went before, is due largely to the (bewilderingly episodic) leadership of President Bush.

Winning a Civil War?

The U.S. military has supported and enabled the Sunni Awakening but we cannot delude ourselves into thinking that the U.S. military initiated or commands it.

For the Long Haul

Success in Iraq will come when Americans and Iraqis have arrived at a relationship durable enough to ride out political change in both societies.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the GOP.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

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