Let’s say we run into trouble in this war–so much trouble that the doves seem emboldened and vindicated. I don’t think it would end there. A shift to pacifism is impossible now. Terrorism will return. A Korea crisis looms. Nuclear proliferation is in the offing. Even a very successful chemical attack on our soldiers would have complicated effects. It would discourage, yet also enrage us, spur WMD proliferation outside the West, and eventually force more conflict, not less. So for all our concerns about discouraging news coverage–about our inability to break our preoccupation with pin-prick “defeats” and keep our eyes on big-picture progress–I think this war, almost in spite of ourselves, is making us tougher.
The Senate. The Electoral College. The First Amendment. The Second Amendment. The Supreme Court. Is there a part of our constitutional order that the Democrats have not pledged to destroy? There are some Democrats out there in the sticks — a lot of them, in fact — who simply don’t understand the ... Read More
Whitcoulls, New Zealand's largest bookstore franchise, pulled the work of Jordan Peterson from its shelves Wednesday in response to the mosque shootings that claimed 50 lives in Christchurch last week. Peterson's book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, which contains a chapter addressing the particular ... Read More
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Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More
One: South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg’s father, Joseph Buttigieg, immigrated to the United States from Malta and was naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1979. He was a professor of European literature who taught at New Mexico State and then Notre Dame. The elder Buttigieg was a fan of Manchester United soccer and ... Read More
Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More