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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. A wary eye on Franklin

    But there are some computer models that show the storm slowing and then turning back to the west. Towards the east coast of Florida much like Hurricane Jeanne did last year.

    So we will be watching Franklin closely. Please pray not just for me but al…

  2. Property Rights Hit Again; “And Stay Down!” Citizens Cry

    Legislation of taste and the right to not see things one wants to otherwise it infringes on privacy. It’s right in the Constitution, somewhere; if we bothered to read it, we could tell you where.

  3. Ethical Animal Research and the Eco-Terrorists

    Following from my recent post on the ALF’s terrorist attack on an animal research laboratory at the University of Iowa, I felt it would be helpful to take a closer look at the seriousness with which scientists approach live animal research. I wo…

  4. The Price of Freedom

    This is an intensely personal entry for me, and I will not tolerate your anti-American rhetoric on it. So help me G-d, do NOT put your idiotic drivel on this post.
    When I was first stationed in Germany in early 1994, I met a guy who I’ll cal…

  5. Cao's Blog says:

    Stephen Pearcy: Still at it

    Here’s a great post by a neighbor of the Pearcy’s Sacramento property (who lives down the street) and doesn’t share his views. Please drop in and leave some comments over there.

    He says

    Jcrue has a perverted fascination with me and my wife. …

  6. ‘Raging Grannies’ Want to Enlist

    Welcome Outside the Beltway Readers! Now this has to be THE most absurd moonbat maneuver that I have seen since the ware began. A group of peacenick blue hairs wants to deploy so that their sons and daughters won’t have

  7. “Enough Is E-bloody-nough!”: Winston Churchill Returns

    Citing the London bombings as the final straw, Sir Winston Churchill has returned to life from the great beyond. In his first post-death interview, the former Prime Minister revealed to TNOYF that he was not enjoying a very peaceful death

  8. Jonathan Chait, girlieman

    Jonathan Chait’s latest anti-Bush screed is penned out of an apparent insecurity over fitness. He worries that the President’s insistence on fitness is “an obsession with exercise that borders on the creepy.” In the process of …

  9. The Support Our Scouts Act 2005

    Just hours ago, I introduced an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill … “Support Our Scouts Act of 2005.” You may recall that I wrote to you about this subject a few months ago. I wanted to give you an update …

  10. Why Run From Overturning Roe?

    I was listening to Mary Matalin on the Sean Hannity show yesterday. They were discussing the Roberts nomination. Matalin was summing up the Democrats position on Roberts as an attack pro-Life positions without cause. The entire conversation struck …

  11. Point Five says:

    Hillary Accuses Roberts of Not Lying About Beliefs

    Sen. Hillary Clinton on Friday harshly criticized Supreme Court nominee John Roberts over his failure to lie about his deeply held beliefs…

  12. Cheese for votes!

    I guess they were giving this away to compliment the free whine their counterparts in DC give out on an hourly basis.

  13. GM's Corner says:

    Michael J. Totten: The Logic Of Pacifism

    Brilliant essays from Michael Totten and The Anchoress and a video from Trey Jackson, follow all the links included for the full scope of what this is all about.

  14. GM's Corner says:

    Words Mean Things: Why Is That A Hard Concept To Grasp?

    Jeff Goldstein has excellent fun taking on Stanly Fish’s Op-Ed in the New York Times and does a bang up job (you really need to read the whole thing as Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit would say.)

  15. Thank You(s) and Charity Announcement

    Before I announce the charity I’ve picked for Blogathon 2005 let me say thank you to several bloggers who have already helped out in this effort. Janie Werner (who didn’t list a blog) and Chad Evans of In The Bullpen both have made some ve…

  16. “War Of the Worlds” Stars Actual Martians!

    So if the martians are supposed to represent our military, and they had military personnel in the film, why not just cut out the middle man (and a ton of CGI) and cast the martians as the martians?

  17. The Knucklehead of the Day award

    Today’s winner is Washington Post Style writer Robin Givhan who has nothing better to do than criticize the clothing worn by the Roberts children at the White House this week when their father’s nomination to the Supreme Courth was announced. The lef…

  18. Glenn Bemoans The Media War On The War On Terror, While Norm Shreds The Arguments

    In two posts today the Instapundit takes to task the media for their misrepresentations and biases in favor of the terrorists and against those fighting the war. And yes, it is a war. The dislike the journalists have for a

  19. Fashion Nonsense

    There are people who know very little about fashion-that-flatters, and style-with-chic, outside of what their high-level, Fashion Week, NYU amateur-designer friends, who spend wekends in the hamptons, prefer thong-showing jeans, worship

  20. Important Credit Freeze Update: Freeze Provision Is in Pending Federal Legislation

    Lisa Vass at eWeek reports that the ability for consumers to freeze their credit, which BizzyBlog has called for, is in pending federal legislation (bold is mine):

    The Identity Theft Protection Act, sponsored by Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and a slat…

  21. NIF says:


    Today’s dose of NIF – News, Interesting & Funny … Friday edition

  22. Rescuing the Supreme Communists (SCOTUS) from them

    Apparently, John Roberts is Bush’s pick to replace O’Connor…

    …which, predictably, has the babies who love killing trheir own on the left throwing a hissy-fit already, the mealy-mouths in the middle attempting to prove butter wouldn’t…

  23. A Little Perspective

    UPDATE: Here is a great eye witness account of the shooting. London police – not the pansies you think they are!

    “He half-tripped, was half-pushed to the floor,? Whitby said. “One of the police officers was holding a black automatic pi…

  24. Muslim Messages.

  25. free software perspectives & piracy

    The following is quoted from Jonathan Schwartz of Sun Microsystems:
    So why on earth would we give our OS away for free?
    Because it’ll ensure those without the economic wherewithal to pay for it will still consider using it. Companies that suff…

  26. Hardball Politics . . . and Humour

    Ana Marie Cox Wonkette Let’s talk about the intersection of politics and humour. A gentleman sent an email this morning about yesterday’s post, and unlike some who spew profanity, or insult my children, he asked a reasonable question: The…