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You Are What You Click

Marshall McLuhan once told us that “the medium is the message.” Now the medium is rewiring the human brain.

Chesterton's Warning

G.K. Chesterton didn’t fall for the lure of the “eugenists” in his day; nor should we in ours.

Humanism's Four Stages

Renaissance humanists and their successors asked a question for which we now desperately need an answer.

Presidents and Their Generals: A Conversation with Eliot Cohen

When President Obama fired General Stanley McChrystal and sent General David Petraeus to Kabul in his stead, he wrote the latest chapter in a long narrative of civil-military tensions in America.

Autumn Note: Vial of Tears

Decades on, we’ve only just begun to ask the difficult questions about assisted reproductive technologies.

Ebb Tide

American’s many post-Cold War land wars have obscured important strategic truths, among them the real value of the U.S. Navy.

Caught on a Lee Shore

Redefining the strategic niche of the Marine Corps may be the key to a future as glorious as its past.

Benevolent, Adaptable and Underappreciated

A technology-enabled temptation to shorten the tether on Coast Guard operations threatens the future of a uniquely resourceful organization.

Unreserved Support

A former Congressman makes the case for giving the Active Reserves their due.

Getting to No

It’s delusional to think that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, whether proximate or direct, can end the conflict anytime soon.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

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.

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