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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. The Hundred Dollar Opt-Out

    Of course, we know about this, but I see fit to remind everyone that the United States Census Bureau, designed to enumerate people in the various states and districts, has expanded its mission to collect a wealth of information, including….

  2. Don Surber says:

    How Khan Finally Beat Captain Kirk

    KHAN: Foam insulation.
    KIRK: No!

  3. ACLU And International Law

    On its site, the ACLU, while talking about the Supreme Courts decisions in 2004, has this to say: “the Justices seemed less anxious to undermine meaningful civil rights enforcement, more skeptical about the death penalty, and more willing to lo…

  4. Things You Learn From Video Games

    There is no problem that cannot be overcome by force.
    If it moves, DESTROY IT!
    Piloting any vehicle is simple and requires no training.
    One lone “good guy” can defeat an infinite number of “badguys.”
    Make sure you eat all food lying on the …

  5. Point Five says:

    Carter Compares Gitmo to “Crappy Habitat House”

    Former President Jimmy Carter denounced conditions at a US military detention facility Saturday…compared the military prison to “a crappy ‘Habitat’ house built by amateur do-gooders who don’t know s**t about stick framing.&#…

  6. Ribbon Stickers Have to Go!!!

    Rid the world of Ribbon Stickers

  7. I Hate U-Haul Truck Rental

    U-Haul is, in my personal opinion, quite possibly one of the most poorly managed businesses still in business and the only way they get away with it is because they’re almost the only game in town. The U stands for Unreliable. Ask anyone if they&…

  8. An ‘abuse of power’

    Of course you know what the word “devious” conjures up in people’s minds – dark, sinister, underhanded

  9. Krugman Doesn’t Eat Grits

    Actually, I don’t either, but I don’t wrongfully disparage those who do.
    In a July 25 New York Times editorial, liberal fantasist Paul Krugman took a number of cheap and, uh, how shall I put this, truth-challenged shots at the South, and …

  10. Bayh Raises More than Hillary for Presidential Bid

    Cross-posted at Outside the Beltway.
    According to the Indianapolis Star, Sen. Evan Bayh, Democrat and son of former Democrat Senator and Presidential candidate Birch Bayh, has raised more money for his Political Action Committee (used by many candida…

  11. Bolton To Critics: “Let’s Dance”

    One day removed from his recess appointment as the United State’s ambassador to the U.N., John Make Those UN Sissy’s Start Bolton continues to stir up controversy. With his new promoter Don King by his side, Bolton held a press

  12. Bird Flu H5N1 Pandemic: Cause For Alarum?

    Rick Moran called, and now the mad scientist is in.
    First and foremost: though I am a card-carrying scientist, and mad, I am neither an epidemiologist, a specialist in infectious disease, nor an expert in virology. I’m not even a physician. T…

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  14. A simple security proposition

    Thus does the government begin to build a voluntary database of people unlikely to blow up an airplane, updated and cross-referenced at least as often as Experion exports junk mail lists.

  15. It’s the End of the World!

    So I was so hopped up on tea, Mountain Dew, and the biggest piece of Key Lime Pie you have ever seen, that I was suffering a bit of insomnia Saturday night during our mini-vacation. What to do? What to do? How about counting sheep…nah did not wo…

  16. Know Thy Enemy

    An insightful interview with an extraordinarily candid British jihadi.

    Some highlights:

    Taseer: Has it always been this way for you?

    Butt: Always? No. I grew up in a very open-minded family; there are only four of us. My parents never made u…

  17. Hail to the Chief!

    President Bush has made a recess appointment of John Bolton to be U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and I couldn’t be happier. The President gets the man he wants at the United Nations to try to restore some sort of credibility there, (a monumen…

  18. Did “Typhoid Mary” Strike In Texas?

    From Steve Sailor, 2004:Baseball?s first flagrantly obvious steroid abuser didn?t arrive until 1986, when the Oakland A?s Jose Canseco won Rookie of the Year. Canseco started out tall and slender in the minor leagues, but eventually bulked up to 240

  19. Democrats: All serious problems solved…

    …or they wouldn’t be spending their time obsessing about the president’s exercise habits.
    The DNC has issued a press release critical of President Bush for excercising too much, while cutting funding for education (via Drudge):

  20. She’s Here! Susan Anne Catherine Torres Born and “Doing Well”

    Wonderful news . . . Susan Torres delivered her baby today and the tiny girl, Susan Anne Catherine Torres, is “doing well,” according to an email Jason Torres sent to the Associated Press. (Full thread with background here.) The…

  21. It Aint Hollywood That’s in Trouble

    A prevalent meme in our culture is that Hollywood as an industry is in trouble. I’ve been thinking about it and it’s occured to me that this is wrong. It’s predicated on the meme that Hollywood needs movie theaters. I…

  22. Morning Quarters

    War on Terror British Police Get PC Operational Instruction ? Joe Gandelman Police in a city in Great Britain have been ordered to show respect by taking their shoes off before raiding the homes Muslim terror suspects. Seven Years After…

  23. Teen Sex and Other Matters

    A week ago, Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit linked to a post by a Patri Friedman at Catallarchy, The Voice of Hedonism. Glenn capped his remarks by noting an “interesting discussion in the comments.”