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The Real War on Christianity

In the Middle East, the Islamic State is crucifying Christians and demolishing ancient churches. Why is this being met with silence from the halls of Congress to Sunday sermons?

Best Defense

Nixon & Vietnam, Obama & Iraq

The end game waged by the Obama administration in many respects resembled that of Nixon and Kissinger’s in 1972. The difference, of course, is that in Hanoi Peace Accords, the Americans had to pull all of their military forces out of South Vietnam.


Syria’s Christians Fight Back

In northern Syria, a small band of Assyrian Christians are defending their people -- and their religious identity -- from the Islamic State and Assad alike.

Shadow Government

What’s In a Name?

President Obama does not want to be seen as fighting a war against Islam. But he needn’t worry.


How Not to Fight a Fanatic

The United States needs to take a wider view of whom it works with in its war against religious extremists.

The Cable

This Time It’s All Smiles as Pope Francis Accepts Boehner’s Invite

The last time House Speaker John Boehner invited a world leader to Washington it caused controversy. His latest invitation to Pope Francis has inspired the opposite.

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