U.S. Navy Fires on Boat in Persian Gulf

A security team aboard the oil supply ship U.S.N.S. Rappahannock fired on a boat in the Persian Gulf today, killing one and injuring three others. The Navy’s 5th Fleet, based in nearby Bahrain, said the U.S. ship fired a .50 caliber machine gun at a “small motor vessel after it disregarded warnings and rapidly approached

'Romney Picks Petraeus for Veep!'

Herbert E. Meyer Actually, no.  Gov. Romney hasn’t named his choice for vice  president.  But were you electrified by that headline?  Did it pull  you out of your chair, pump up your heart rate and make you believe, for the  first time, that Obama’s on the ropes and this election is ours to win?  I 

Is the Obama campaign in panic mode?

Rick Moran Jennifer Rubin thinks so. And she makes a pretty good case for it. The Obama team knew months ago that the economy would not sufficiently improve before Election Day to justify his reelection. Its polling showed simply blaming President George W. Bush wouldn’t be sufficient. The president and his political hacks concluded that

Pay Attention to a Warning from Newt Gingrich

John McLaughlin Newt Gingrich can throw out more ideas in a week than many politicians do in a lifetime. However, everyone — but particularly our leaders in Washington — should pay attention to his op-ed piece published last week in the Washington Post. Like all others in Washington, DC, and surrounding Maryland and Virginia suburbs,

Iran: Plan To Close Strait of Hormuz Finalized

First week of October earmarked for attack? Paul Joseph Watson Infowars.com Monday, July 16, 2012 Iran has confirmed that its plan to close the Strait of Hormuz has been finalized and is ready to be put into action as soon as confirmation is received from Supreme Leader Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, amidst reports that President

Hillary’s Role in Obama’s Mideast Disasters

The Washington Post trod over some familiar territory this past weekend with a 7,000-word retrospective on the Obama administration’s Middle East peace process misadventures. The account strives to put President Obama in a favorable light. But even the most sympathetic narrative of this period must come to grips with the president’s blundering, most of which

A Challenge to Liberals

In his column, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne once again issues a “challenge for conservatives.

Pawlenty’s Stock Rises Amid Veep Rumors

Reading the coverage of the potential vice presidential picks is like reliving the worst days of last summer. We’re told, for a variety of arbitrary reasons, that all of the exciting possibilities (Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie) are long-shots. Each day it seems more likely that the VP pick will be impossibly boring; either

Decline in Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes

The major criticism of drone strikes–the centerpiece of the Obama administration’s counter-terrorism policy especially in Pakistan and Yemen–is that they cause too many civilian casualties, thereby creating more militants than they eliminate. A new study from the New America Foundation disputes that conclusion. Authors Peter Bergen and Jennifer Rowland write: “The estimated civilian death rate

Chief Justice’s Approval Rating Dives 40 Points With Republicans

Obviously Chief Justice John Roberts was going to take a hit in the polls after his ObamaCare decision — but a 40-point drop among Republicans? There’s no way he ever bounces back from this, right? A Gallup poll released Monday found that Roberts’s favorables dropped 11 percentage points among all Americans since the last survey