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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.


  1. Thursday Required Reading

    As usual Peggy Noonan’s column in today’s Wall Street Journal is required reading. It is not, unfortunately, something that will make you happy when you read it.

  2. Trick or Tract: Satan, Jack Chick, and Other Halloween Horrors

  3. Miers is gone.

    AP: Miers Withdraws Under Mounting Criticism
    Other reactions:
    Outside the Beltway
    Captain’s Quarters
    Red State
    La Shawn Barber
    Now come the calls for Bush to nominate a conservative …

  4. Sheehan’s “Die-In” Schedule

    Call me crazy, but I thought she said she was “going to tie myself to the fence and refuse to leave until they agree to bring our troops home”. Apparently, she has changed her strategy from a “tie-in” to a “die-in”. It must be a tough gig if you …

  5. Peggy Noonan, UBS News

    Did you read Peggy Noonan’s downer of a column today? Did it sound … familiar? It’s a wonder she didn’t start the thing off, “Next Thursday in this space, I will blow my brains out.”

  6. Choose Life says:

    Planned Parenthood Confessions

    A Planned Parenthood watchdog group says an article written by a top Planned Parenthood executive has the national abortion business admitting that it is engaging in “social marketing” of abortion and sex.

  7. NIF says:

    Another day in the neighborhood

    Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … It’s Stop the ACLU Thursday (and did you hear about the Blogger + HaloScan inline trackbacks?)

  8. The Ames Test and the Doctor’s Wisdom

    About fifteen years ago I attended a seminar my company held off site to honor those who filed patent disclosures or received patents that year. The featured luncheon speaker was Bruce Ames, a professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Di…

  9. Any day now — Part 3 — Sure looks like a party to me.

    … San Francisco protesters “mourning” our 2000th death in Iraq: (image) … I realize there actually are people in this country who truly believe that war is never justified; for those people I feel pity. I also know that most of the “anti-war” c…

  10. USA Today Makes Amends, Publishes Real Condi Pic

    After receiving multitudinous complaints over their posting of a retouched picture of Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice that made her appear somewhat demonic, USA Today removed the photo from their website and added this note from the editor:Editor’s…

  11. Peggy Noonan hits a homerun

    In today’s Opinion Journal — America is in trouble–and our elites are merely resigned. , Peggy Noonan hits it out of the park and tries to frame the underlying frustration many of us feel.

    I think there is an unspoken subtext in our nation…

  12. T. Longren says:

    Mint: Fresh Visitor Tracking

    Mint is wonderful. It has been so far at least. Mint is a fairly new website stats package written by the author of ShortStat, Shaun Inman.
    Introducing Mint: The web is listening to what you have to say. Admiring your design. Talking about your pro…

  13. Jack Yoest says:

    Wal-Mart Locks Up Employees, Reports Fast Company Magazine

    The UnHappy Face of the ‘Dark Side of “everyday low prices”‘ The November issue of Fast Company tells us that Wal-Mart incarcerates the night shift in some of its stores — byline Charles Fishman: We’ve read that in 10%…

  14. Dadmanly says:

    Conclusion: Leaving Home

    (This is the second of a multi-part series I introduced, entitled “Conclusion.”) I’m glad these are the last days here. I’m going to miss them, I think.

  15. Announcing the Bork-o-matic

    Independent Sources has happened upon Senate Democrat’s secret flow chart that provides guidance to Barbara Boxer and friends on how to handle Supreme Court nominees. It explains so much. You’ll be shocked! Dismayed! And then you’ll …

  16. Morning Quarters

    ANNOUNCEMENTS San Diego: Operation Thank You will take place today from 4:30 – 6:00pm, outside the North Gate of Miramar MCAS. Please join us if you can. The Plame Affair: Today is the day that indictments are expect to be…

  17. Cao's Blog says:

    Friday open trackbacks

    Thank God I’m FREE! Thanks to guys like Jack Idema.

    C’mon and trackback! Put up a post that you think deserves some special attention from this past week.

    Watch for Open Trackbacks here on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

  18. Please Do Not Spit Too Loud

    Open Trackback Fest
    Adding interesting links throughout the weekend, including…
    bRight & Early: Overnight News Open Post
    and Outside the Beltway: Beltway Traffic Jam
    Plus, read my review of Armstrong’s book, “It’s Not About the Bike”

  19. Top ten rejected Jersey state slogans

    Our top ten entries in the competition for a new state slogan.

  20. Open Trackback Weekend!

    Its Open Trackback Weekend. You can trackback and comment on any subject. Please Link back to my site.

    My Trackback URL:

  21. Attack of the Blogs

    At least that is what someone who is in the business of warning big corporations about things being said about their products would want his customers to think.

  22. Yes, there is a God

    Because the universe is either eternal or came from nothing.

    I hope no one seriously considers something from nothing in this day and age.

    An eternal universe is not possible either. You cannot count to infinity. No matter how long you count yo…

  23. Morning Quarters

    Terrorism India’s Capital Delhi Rocked by 3 Blasts; Toll at 41 ? Sumit Sharma and Bibhudatta Pradhan, Bloomberg India’s capital New Delhi was rocked by three explosions that killed at least 41 people and injured hundreds in crowded market places…