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  • A Disappearing Plane Provides Perspective

    A Disappearing Plane Provides Perspective

    The recent disappearance of a Malaysian airliner should refocus our attention on ongoing efforts to thwart the deadly plans of murderous terrorists. Even if experts ultimately rule out terrorism as the cause of this tragic loss of life, reports of mysterious passengers traveling on stolen passports reminds us how difficult—and…

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  • Thursday’s Hearing

    When Chairman Randy Frelinghuysen of New Jersey open's Thursday's hearing of the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Committee on Appropriations, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will very much be in the room. The Russian president has invaded a neighboring country and seized a huge chunk of it –for the…

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  • Jamie Weinstein Solos

    Jamie Weinstein Solos

    That's not The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein. That's Noah, or Russell Crowe playing Noah. I will be at an advance screening of the film this afternoon, and The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein will sit in for me for the first time. He was a terrific co-host yesterday so enjoy his…

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  • The Most Important Subcommittee

    On Thursday the Subcomittee on Defense Appropriations of the House Committee on Appropriations will meet for a hearing at which Secretary of Defense Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Dempsey will testify. (S second closed oversight hearing follows Friday.) Here is the background on the Department of Defense…

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  • A Letter from Africa

    I am writing this column from Cameroon during my sixth trip to Africa. Having travelled to some 20 African countries, I find myself, like so many other visitors to Africa before me, intoxicated with the continent. And I am not referring to the animals, as much as I have been…

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  • “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

    “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

    Thriller writer extraordinaire C.J. Box is back with me today, discussing his new novel, Stone Cold which has a subplot that is torn from today's headline story from the New Yorker on Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza. The dilemma of what to do about disturbed…

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  • Obama and America’s Decline

    As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to earn new respect for American leadership around the world but a new Gallup Poll shows his miserable failure in that effort. Only 41 percent of Americans think “leaders of other countries respect Barack Obama” while a clear majority—53 percent—say “they don't respect him.”…

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