Posts by James Joyner

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Robocalls Go From Annoying to Dangerous

Hospital phone lines are being overwhelmed.

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USA Falling Behind on 5G and Doing it Wrong Besides

Not only are we deploying it more slowly than China and others but we’re doing it in a way that will live behind rural Americans.

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Army Expert Soldier Badge Approved

An idea that’s both long overdue and problematic.

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HASC Approves ‘Space Corps’ within Air Force

The Democratic-controlled House has settled on the worst possible option.

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Stopping Climate Change Means Changing Our Lifestyle

How much sacrifice in our consumer culture is it worth to save the planet?

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How Newspapers Killed Themselves

We all know the Internet broke the monopoly on classified advertising. Here’s the rest of the story.

Congressional Oversight is not Overreach

While the scope of Federal power has expanded beyond the ken of the Framers, this is not an example.

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Jon Stewart Blasts Congress for Indifference to 9/11 First Reponders

Almost eighteen years after the greatest terrorist attack on our country, we haven’t taken care of those who risked it all.

New York Times Editorial Cartoons Gone

America’s Newspaper of Record has decided the backlash isn’t worth it.

Congress Again Defers Raising Its Pay

The politics is understandable but the result is damaging to the country.

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Biden Not Only Democrat Lifting Language for Websites

The original ‘scandal’ was silly. The follow-up is sillier.

New Biden Plagiarism Scandal

While mildly embarrassing, it’s unlikely to have much impact on the race.

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Republican Apocalypse … Now?

David Brooks joins the long line of commenters predicting the GOP’s demise.

The Pentagon and White House are Not People and Don’t Do Things

A misleading, annoying media trope that needs to go away.

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‘Florida Man’ Has Feelings, Too

Strong public records laws, not an excess of weirdness, has driven a sad meme.

Hickenlooper Denounces Socialism, Gets Booed

Bernie Sanders supporters are a wee bit sensitive.

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North Korean Nuclear Officials Reportedly Executed

A thinly-sourced but utterly believable tale of evil.

National Spelling Bee Ends in 8-Way Tie

Having exhausted their word list and the competitors, the contest ended with octo-champs.

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Democrats to Raise Qualification Bar for Third Debate

The party’s presidential wannabes have until September 12 to demonstrate a pulse.

Biden and the Crime Bill

The Democratic frontrunner is being wrongly blamed for an explosion in the prison population.

McConnell Would Fill Court Vacancy in 2020

Hypocritical? Sure. Surprising? No.

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Men, Work, and Self-Worth

Most of us define ourselves largely through our jobs. That’s increasingly a problem.

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EU Elections Show Continued Voter Frustrations

The transatlantic rejection of elite consensus that began with Brexit continues.

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Naomi Wolf’s New Book a Complete Misunderstanding

An author’s greatest nightmare unfolded on live radio.

Bernie Sanders the Millionaire

There are many things to dislike about the Democratic socialist from Vermont. Hypocrisy isn’t among them.

Politicizing Intelligence

Yet another violation of norms by the 45th President.

Trump So Calm. Hasn’t Lost It.

It’s time to invoke the 25th Amendment, folks.

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Trump to Democrats: Investigate Me or Govern

The Toddler-in-Chief has issued an ultimatum.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?

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Jimmy Carter’s Rennaissance?

Some 2020 Democratic hopefuls are turning to a surprising source for counsel.

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Louisana’s Democratic Governor to Sign Abortion Ban

Jon Bel Edwards is a reminder that our divide is cultural, not just partisan.

Tony Robbins Accused of Harassment and Malpractice

America’s leading motivational speaker and self-help guru is coming under fire.

Guardian Drops Neutrality in Climate Crisis Reporting

Gone are ‘climate change’ and ‘skeptic.’ In are ‘global heating’ and ‘denier.’

Sanders Calls for Private Charter School Ban

I’m not sure his solution is correct or even legal. But the problem is very real.

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