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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. O’Connor Swings Left – oops! – Center of Alito

    Bill Garner/The Washington Times
    I’ve got to hand it to The Washington Post: They’ve got some integrity. When Democrats and their subsidiary mainstream news organizations are holding up Sandra Day O’Connor as a centrist voice on the Supreme Cour…

  2. Judging A Man By His Critics

    One of the reasons that I am confident that President Bush made the right choice in selecting Samuel Alito to replace Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court is the fact that the people opposed to the nomination are already acting wacky.

  3. Official Tax Reform Panel Recommendations

    Today, as planned, the Presidential Tax Reform Panel offered two final proposals that would simplify our currently bloated tax code yet still collect the same amount of tax revenue. I discussed it a few weeks ago when details of the proposals were leak…

  4. Nuclear Countdown

    Now that Junior has done the predictable and nominated the type of conservative judge most likely to cause a fight, and coincidentally (or not), help distract the public from the numerous other problems and scandals that seem to have popped up in the…

  5. Robert Pershing Wadlow, 8′ 11″ the tallest person in history.

    Robert was born on February 22, 1918, died July 15, 1940.

    Bill Trow, 81-year-old vet of World War II and the Korean War, one of the last surviving members of the VFW Post 10040 color guard. Died last week. Height unknown.

  6. Going Nuts Over 100 Words

    It is a simple piece of legislation designed to make sure the internet is a political medium.

  7. Nomination Politcs, Ginsburg and Alito

    First, a little look back at the last eleven (Rehnquist x2) SCOTUS confirmation votes in the Senate:
    William H. Rehnquist:
    Dec. 10, 1971: 68-26. ? Senate breakdown, 54 D, 44 R, 2 I (Rep President)
    Sept. 17, 1986: 65-33 (for Chief) ? 55 R, …

  8. Choose Life says:

    Reaction Dividing Lines Sharp With Alito Nomination

    President Bush’s swift, decisive nomination of Samuel A. Alito to the Supreme Court has stunned the liberal establishment and generated instant praise from almost all conservative leaders.

  9. B Relevant says:

    he Party of Accusations, Condemnation, and Obfusca

    If ever we needed evidence that the Democratic party is bereft of original ideas, it has been amply provided by the latest move by the party’s chief obstructionist Senator Harry Reid.

  10. Now Where Was I?

    Before the early morning news alerting us to the fact that President Bush would name Samuel Alito as his nominee to the Supreme Court I was writing this post. The point I was starting to develop was how scared the left appears to be. This morning that…

  11. Point Five says:

    H5N1 Avian Virus To Be Renamed Robert C Byrd Flu

    …Capital Hill opponents accused the President and Republicans of trying to create an America in a “constant, perpetual state of preparedness” in a craven attempt to use “results” merely to hold onto political power.

  12. Richard Miniter’s New Book – Free Excerpt

    OpinionJournal has an excerpt from Richard Miniter’s new book available for reading. Richard’s new book is titled: Disinformation: 22 Media Myths That Undermine the War on Terror I think it was just released this past week or so. It’s definitely

  13. NIF says:

    The morning after …

    Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … It’s Kerry-180 Tuesday (+ Open Trackbacks!)

  14. white pebble says:

    The job of a poet

    So just how do you go about being a poet? Is it like a job you go to every day, from nine-to-five on the day shift, and collect a sort-of living wage? And then try to forget about it at night with TV and a beer? Because you can’t get back to sle…

  15. Blog vs. Bathroom

    It all started with a simple podcast, and blew up into something bigger when Malaysian bloggers stepped in, causing two of Wendy Cheng’s sponsors to bounce…

  16. Troy Student Told No on nudity

    Seems a Troy Art student has been told that his artwork, which shows full front nudity of a male is a bad thing and violates the school’s code. Since its a violation, the artwork has been removed from the Malone Art Gallery on Troy’s Campus…

  17. Pakistan relief efforts in fourth week

    The latest news from CentCom…

  18. A Learning Vacation

    This vacation has been a learning experienc for both the wife and I. We’ve both been to the Orlando area several times before, but this time is uniquely different. This time, we have our lovable service dog Dakota with us.

  19. Cao's Blog says:

    Wednesday open trackbacks

    Middle-of-the-week trackbacks! Enjoy, and have fun!
    Trackback as many posts as you want that you think deserves some special attention from this past week. There is no limit!!!

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  20. BitsBlog says:

    The CIA: Liberal Activist?

    We’re either dealing with a crime of omission or commission on the part of the CIA. Based on what we have, there’s no other way around this one…. and the level of crime we’re describing, here, Federal crimes committed in support of Democrats…. s…

  21. Jack Yoest says:

    Pro Bono Work for Bloggers

    Liberty BellWhat other kind of work is there? The Family Research Council is hosting Justice Sunday III to support an up or down vote for Judge Alito. Philadelphia December 4th, 4p to 10p. So why would anyone wish to…