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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. Don Surber says:

    10 Reasons I Like Harriet Miers

    My gut instinct told me support Harriet Ellan Miers.
    My friend, Daisy Cutter’s reaction was Daily Kos and Chuck Schumer like her, therefore we should not. Why should I listen to Schumer or Daily Kos? Or for that matter, Dan Balz?
    Ten reasons I like h…

  2. African-American Republican wins election in Snellville Georgia

    Last Tuesday (September 27th) the voters of Georgia House District 106 elected Melvin Everson in a Special Election Runoff. The results were extremely close with a final margin of only 27 votes (final results here).
    In the interest of full disclosur…

  3. The Baron says:

    Katrina Race Debates: Round II

    Race-based debates are heating up once again in the aftermath of Katrina.
    Minority-owned businesses say they’re paying the price for the decision by Congress and the Bush administration to waive certain rules for Hurricane Katrina recovery cont…

  4. HerbEly says:

    Do Not Expand the Role For Military in Disasters

    Thanks to Donald Sensing at One Hand Clapping for reminding me of this Army War College essay: The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012. I vaguely remembered it after reading that President Bush wishes to expand the role

  5. The Day after- Florida Newspaper reaction to Harriet Miers

    Too little is known about Harriet Miers and she has no constitutional law background to fall back on. President Bush may know her, but that’s not good enough.

  6. Guest Voice: Do The Conservatives Control The GOP After All?

    NOTE: This site occasionally runs a Guest Voice post written by a reader who has submitted one or, more often, a reader who has s…

  7. The U.S. Takes Bird Flu Threat Seriously

    It was encouraging for me to see this article in The Washington Times: “Bird-flu Warning Triggers Action.” Reporter Marguerite Higgins details efforts already under way in the United States to try and hedge this flu pandemic threat before the H5N1 stra…

  8. Bill Bennett Wrap-up

    A few good points to wrap up the whole Bill Bennett imbroglio –

  9. Dadmanly says:

    Secretary Rice at Princeton

    Princeton University rendered great honor upon its celebration of the 75th Anniversary of their Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, by inviting Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to speak, September 30, 2005.

  10. Delay Caught With Dead Midget Hooker in Trunk of S

    The dead midget hooker was planted by a democrat.

  11. Monday, Monday?

    Monday Monday, can’t trust that day,
    Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
    Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
    Oh Monday Monday, how yould cou leave and not take me. [John Phillips – The Mamas & The Papas]

  12. Point Five says:

    UFO Watcher Gives Up: Abduction “Just A Bad Dream”

    Johnson, who had long maintained that during a 1987 abduction alien overlords subjected him to 42 hours of extensive procedures and probings, admitted in a brief statement that his recollections were “probably just a bad dream brought on by a hard ni…

  13. Ruffini’s Polls Have Closed

    Patrick Ruffini’s poll has closed, and he has posted his initial analysis. Much as Red has posted about liberal Republicans, I too am rather concerned about the socially liberal winner of the poll, Rudy Giuliani. Where I differ a little

  14. Public Eye says:

    Donald Sutherland Rips Bush, Arrested

    Two days after telling the BBC that President Bush “will destroy our lives,” actor Donald Sutherland was arrested by CTU agent Jack Bauer on the set of Sutherland’s TV series.

  15. Further Proof That Hippies Smell

    The Mrs. and I made it safely back from Talladega where I won a bet to the tune of $80 because I benefited from my immense stock car racing wisdom blind luck. We started a pot o’ gold composed of $5 per driver from a group of about 10 people. I chose …

  16. South Beach Conservative

    President George Bush took another big step towards a 2006 Vermont Democratic gubernatorial run when he announced Harriet Miers as his nominee for the final U.S. Supreme Court vacancy yesterday afternoon. This move has been met with indignation by many

  17. The Bennett Flap

    Intellectually, there was nothing dumb or factually incorrect about what Bennett said. He’s a philosopher, so he’s used to dealing with hypotheticals. If anything, it was too sophisticated, leaving his words vulnerable to misquotation. Unfortunately,…

  18. Jack Yoest says:

    Charles Murray, The Inequality Taboo and The Armed Forces

    Recently, Commentary magazine featured a piece (subscription only) by Charles Murray with a thesis that women and men are different from each other. But to talk about differences is now taboo. The differences between men and women are in…