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James Joyner
About James Joyner
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. Don’t forget your rain coats

    Today is the Catholic feast day for St. John the Baptist. It is a custom in my wife’s birth country The Philippines to dunk strangers with buckets of water or spray them with water in some way. I think this practice may also apply in some other heavil…

  2. Get Rich Slowly

    There’s an article over at Business Week Online on getting rich slowly that starts with a premise that I believe in 100%.

  3. […] ither come up with another development plan, or scrap the idea altogether. Stalled in the Beltway Traffic Jam.

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  4. Failure is its Own Reward

    This absolutely boggles my mind.

  5. Kelo–Should Takings Cases rise beyond mere Ration

    What the Supreme Court says the test should be for taking property.

  6. The Dark Underbelly of ID Theft and CC Fraud

    There’s an incredibly insightful article on the NY Times website (login required, us BugMeNot) about the black market of stolen identities and credit card information. The article talks about two prominent black market forums, both accessible online t…

  7. Chief Whiner Anthony Kennedy

    My principal objection to Justice Kennedy’s decisions, and the judicial structure that makes it almost impossible to overcome them, is that when it comes to rule of law, he’s all rule and no law.

  8. Point Five says:

    Dems Seek Therapy After Rove Therapy Seeking Charg

    Phones were ringing off the hook yesterday across Washington, D.C., as Democrat lawmakers desperately sought appointments with their therapists, after Karl Rove’s speech in which he said liberals “saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to pr…

  9. Soldiers Angels Needs Your Help – Protect Our Troops

    I just got off the phone with Patti, the founder of Soldiers Angels, and she had a list of things needed to be done/shipped/purchased to support/help/protect our troops that are so important, and so needed. When Patti says it’s busy over there and Sol…

  10. Contracting around Kelo

    Here we are in Day Two of life without property rights, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling yesterday in Kelo v. New London. Five unelected lawyers have decided that…

  11. Sign the Petition; Get Politics Out of Hallowed Grounds

    While democrats are crying about Karl Rove’s remarks contrasting conservatives and liberals they are by and large avoiding coverage or comment on one of the most despicable acts in the history of the left wing; the International Freedom Center, a…

  12. Kelo and "Fair" Value

    I essentially wrote my next planned Kelo post as a comment to this post over at PoliBlog, in which Steven Taylor links to the good Stephen Bainbridge TCS article on Kelo and, among other things, the effective transfer of property value from forced sell…

  13. CitzCom says:


    I found this on, it is extremely educational and should be read be all people who want to learn the history of Islamic terrorism.

  14. UAL Terminates Pension Plans–Update (House Attempts to Intervene)

    I blogged at length on this about 6 weeks ago.

    Now The House is saying “not so fast” to having the government in effect take on the bankrupt company’s pension obligations:

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday vot…

  15. Cao's Blog says:

    I love Karl Rove, and the dems are dum

    Being that so many libs/leftists have come here complaining about a “Rovian Conspiracy” and Karl Rove is a Nazi and all that other hogwash, I got wind of what he said in his speech about democrats and 9/11 and I couldn’t help but laugh.


  16. “30 Days” of mis-information?

    I’ve posted previously about Morgan Spurlock’s new show on FX called “30 Days.” I have so far enjoyed Spurlock’s work, such as “Super Size Me” even though I almost always disagree with the conclusions he rea…

  17. Et Tu, Michael? Hearts and Head-stones. . .

    Be careful whom you marry: they might get to pick your gravestone. As Janette at Common Sense Runs Wild and Jody at Steal the Bandwagon have noted, Terri Schiavo’s grave marker, is All About Michael. And an inscription lesson for…

  18. Beef Jerky Wars are Back on!

    When I opened the package, this poor T-shirt’s first words were “I am hungry, Do you have any Beef Jerky?”

  19. Cao's Blog says:

    Help Move America Forward flood the airwaves with their Durbin ad

    Thanks to Mudville and Outside the Beltway

    But Didn’t Dick Durbin Apologize? Nope – He Did Not… READ MORE HERE

    NEEDED: 8,750 Americans to Stand Up to Dick Durbin

    Move America Forward is planning to air the commercial below (titled “T…