Beltway Traffic Jam

Just checking in quickly from Jamaica to see how things are going and to post the Traffic Jam.

Kim and I are having a great time here, despite a delay in takeoff from BWI yesterday morning and a mostly rainy first day in Ocho Rios. The weather has been great today and we’re mostly just taking in the sun, swimming, riding Aquabikes, sailing and such.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies 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.


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  2. The Man says:

    Finally first on a BTJ and I mess up the trackback.

  3. The Baron says:

    Bush Supports Race-Based Quotas

    At some point in the future, historians will look back and try to determine the precise moment the Republican Party sold out its values.
    I have a list of candidates from the past few years:
    1. Medicare Drug Benefit
    2. $200 Billion Disaster Relief …

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  5. A Specter of Irony??

    Confirm Them seems to think there’s a possibility, musing as to what could play out:President Bush campaigns for Senator Arlen ?Not Proven? Specter. Specter fends off a bruising primary challenge from a real conservative. Specter then goes on to defea…

  6. About the Guy

    I saw the alleged victim on Good Morning America today. He was interviewed by Charlie Gibson who I thought was asking some leading questions. The guy’s comments just didn’t seem to add up to me, and I think it is

  7. There won’t be any hanging chads….

    in Iraq’s constitutional referendum even though Saddam Hussein gets to vote! Sorry for the gallows humor but its ironic. Saddam will get to vote yes or no on the new constitution that among other things bans the Saddamist Baath party.

  8. The Value of an Education

    I’ve posted a few times before on the value of an education (see here, here, and here), so I had to post on this Money Magazine piece titled The Value of an Education when I saw it. This article is

  9. Point Five says:

    Mapes, Rather Defend Subway Threat: “Not A Hoax”

    …But ex-CBS segment producer Mary Mapes has released a chapter from her upcoming book “Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power” which reveals that she still believes that the danger to New York was real, and that any ta…

  10. Choose Life says:

    Had an Abortion? Call an Attorney

    According to the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer Update dated October 10, 2005, women in the U.S. and Australia have brought successful lawsuits against abortion doctors for neglecting to reveal the increased risks of breast cancer and emotional …

  11. Dadmanly says:

    Two New Debates

    Both these threads are a continuation of ongoing arguments taking place here at Dadmanly, at Blackfive, Seeing the Forest, and now Debate Space.

  12. The Politicization of Public Schools

    With children in the public school system, I’ve certainly been paying careful attention to education issues and the sociopolitical aspects thereof. Jacob Sullum, Editor of the journal Reason, has been too. He links the Michael Newdow lawsuit ov…

  13. Don Surber says:

    Flood Pork

    They rebuilt their summer home on the barrier island even though it was in the path of hurricanes. the Leacys are an American story showing all you need is grit and pluck and thousands of dollars of someone else’s money to rebuild your summer home.

  14. You’re Invited

  15. Poca Dot says:

    TV Star Dies

    It is with saddest heart that I pass on the following news. Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection, and complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He …


    What kind of rubbish is this (via the WaPo)?
    Joining her husband in defense of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, Laura Bush today called her a “role model for young women around the country” and suggested that sexism was a “possi…

  17. More strange events in Metro-Atlanta – bigger things coming?

    Item #1: Sunday a Cessna Citation 7 was found at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, GA. It was apparently stolen from St. Augustine, Fl and flown to Briscoe sometime between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday.
    Item #2: A “suspicious device…

  18. Harriet Miers – Realigning or Galvanizing the Republican Party?

    Joe Gandelman over at the Moderate Voice asks the question:

    Will Miers Confirmation Battle Nudge Party Realignment?

    I find that unlikely.

    Let’s, however, take a different spin:

    Harriet Miers, under pressure from both Democracts and Re…

  19. Coincidence or Enemy Action? – Update

    Instead of just adding to the previous post regarding the three explosive devices found on or near three college campuses, I will relate the information I have now here. There is still little or no information being reported in the national media. Whe…

  20. Stolen Plane Mystery Solved, Actress “Borrowed It”

    The mystery of a charter jet that was stolen from Florida and later found at the Georgia airport where two of the 9/11 hi-jackers trained for their suicide mission, has been solved by a star-struck, yet alert police officer authorities

  21. B Relevant says:

    Update on Stolen Plane

    I just got off of the phone with Gwinnett County Policy Department Public Information Officer Darren Moloney.

    According to Officer Moloney, there is nothing at this point in time to indicate that terrorism might have been the motive behind the thef…

  22. NIF says:


    Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … It’s a Kerry-180 Tuesday

  23. Expression vs. Oppression: Free Speech vs. Class

    There has been some humorous kerfuffling around the blogosphere regarding the woman (I certainly won’t describe her as a “lady”) who was apparently kicked off an Southwest Airlines flight because she refused to cover up or remove a profane political…

  24. Lefties still dominate academic law and journalism

    David Horowitz and Joseph Light present research (in PDF format) on how leftists are still dominating academic law and journalism, trying to train students of the professions solely to adhere to their ideologies.

  25. Cao's Blog says:

    Wednesday Trackback Party

    Cheers to Wednesday–what some folks call “hump day” because once you’ve reached the afternoon, you’re over the hump on the way to the weekend!
    Trackback with one of your posts that you think deserves some special atte…

  26. Same Shoe Different Foot

    Tennessee Rep. Stacy Campfield may seem an unlikely candidate for his state’s black caucus. But the white Republican said he wants to join the group to serve a segment of his constituency better. But Campfield’s membership to the caucus was rejected …

  27. Morning Quarters

    Terrorism Zawahiri’s Advice ? Power Line During the summer, American forces in Iraq intercepted a long letter from al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s number two leader, to Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda’s forces in Iraq. Initially, only a few sentences were…

  28. Open Trackback Wednesday!

    Its Wednesday, lets get over the hump with an open trackback post!

    If you have something interesting that you would like to share with us, and our readers, please leave a trackback to that post, and link to this post so others can join in on the l…

  29. Hooah wife says:


    I am celebrating my 1 year blogiversary – open trackbacks and meaningless comments welcome!