Fleeting Raptor

One of the most crucial things for a new president to do in rebuilding our national defense will be to persuade Congress to resume production of the F-22 Raptor fighter—America’s best plane.

The Weekly Standard, September 1, 2015
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    Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Still Justified 70 Years Later

    The nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved massive numbers of American and Japanese lives.

    Investor's Business Daily, August 5, 2015
  • The F-35: Throwing Good Money after Bad

    Congress’s continued funding of the F-35, a poor plane that would be overmatched by our potential adversaries, isn’t being driven by military considerations—and it’s time to end production and funnel the money toward the F-22.

    National Review, July 22, 2015
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    The Iran Deal’s Collapsing Rationale

    President Obama’s Senate-circumventing Iran deal means expedited arms shipments to Arab countries, sale of advanced Soviet S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran, and $150 billion to a terrorism-funding state.

    Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2015
  • On the Consequences of the Deal

    The clear alternative to President Obama’s unilateral acquiescence to Iran “was and is the continuation of the sanctions regime and other forms of economic, diplomatic, political, and military pressure,” and that’s what Congress should insist upon.

    The Weekly Standard, July 27, 2015
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    Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

    The ideologically motivated effort to move our female service members into combat roles is putting “politics before the lives of our young women and men,” despite the clear and persuasive reality-based evidence that argues against it.

    National Review, July 15, 2015
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    Losing the War with Iran

    President Obama’s deal-at-all-costs agreement would give Iran $140 billion (with which it would fund terrorism and other activities), make it hard to reintroduce sanctions, increase the prestige of Iran’s dictatorship, and accelerate Iran’s nuclear program, while giving the U.S. nothing of note in return.

    Washington Times, July 13, 2015
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    The War on the Military Culture

    Almost nothing has changed in the 18 years since the author observed that the ’60s generation’s assault has hurt our armed forces’ morale, order, and discipline—and it’s still time for military leaders and Congress to initiate honest reviews of where sexual mixing is undermining fairness, cohesion, and effectiveness.

    The Weekly Standard, January 20, 1997
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    Why Should Terrorists Be Harder to Investigate than Routine Criminals?

    The successful bulk telephone-metadata acquisition program has not only helped keep America safe since 9/11, but notably it has significantly more civil-liberty safeguards built into it than are built into investigatory powers commonly used in routine criminal cases.

    National Review, May 20, 2015
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    A Sucker by Design

    While Iran sensibly views "negotiations" with the Obama administration as a means to an ‎end, the Obama administration inexplicably views a deal with Iran as an end in itself.

    Real Clear Politics, April 25, 2015
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    Time for Senators to Step Up on Iran

    Under the Obama administration’s guidance, America is descending a stairway that leads to a Middle East nuclear arms race, and the United States Senate must respond with a free, full, and substantive debate.

    The Weekly Standard, April 23, 2015
  • The Iran Deal: Oppose, Obstruct, Delay . . . Defeat

    Congress needs to do everything it can to stop President Obama’s dangerous Iranian deal from being signed.

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    Kill the Deal

    President Obama’s “deal”—or “series of cascading concessions”—would enable Iran to get nuclear weapons, and it shows the Founders’ wisdom in not vesting the treaty-making power in one man.

    The Weekly Standard, April 4, 2015
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    A Nuclear Iran?

    With President Obama attempting to help legitimatize Iran and let it get nuclear weapons, American leaders of both parties must exercise genuine statesmanship in the face of the president’s abdication of that role.

    The Weekly Standard, April 6, 2015
  • Hidden in Plain Sight

    Although you won’t hear many people say so in polite society, the globalist worldview that President Obama champions is deliberate in not putting the interests of America, or its allies, first.

    The Weekly Standard, March 9, 2015