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I Bet He Wishes He Had Blamed Global Warming

Professor Ivor van Heerden, the hurricane expert often quoted in the aftermath of Katrina, has been fired from his post at Louisiana State University. Van Heerden alleges that his comments blaming the Army Corps of Engineers for the flooding of New Orleans led to his dismissal and he’s currently in litigation over his termination.

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Politics & Policy

The Rise of the Abortion Cheerleaders

Is abortion a sad and unfortunate reality — regrettable, as we are sometimes told, but often necessary — or is it a breezy nothingburger, completely “normal,” and something to be giddily celebrated like a last-minute NFL touchdown?  For a long time, the abortion lobby has had difficulty deciding. This ... Read More
World

Europe Needs to Grow Up

It was a hot and difficult summer. And Europeans were pained to hear the blunt assessment that the U.S. would not be able to forever sustain NATO without greater investment on their part. The alliance was heading for “collective military irrelevance” and the current state of affairs was “unacceptable,” ... Read More