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Was Osama Bin Laden the Chicken or the Egg?

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

To posit the significance of Osama bin Laden’s demise, we must first decide which came first — the chicken or the egg? Read more →

The Fellow Travelers of Jihadism

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The post-mortem revelations of Osama bin Laden’s daily habits have confirmed the orthodox narrative about the al-Qaeda chief. Read more →

Tough Times for Radical Islam

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Osama bin Laden is dead. The Middle East is in chaos. And radical Islam is floundering Read more →

Imprecise Language Breeds Dangerous Policy

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

In his classic essay “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell identified a “lack of precision” as the besetting sin of politicized writing, either through incompetence or indifference as to whether “words mean anything or not.” Read more →

The First-Person Presidency

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Here are a few excerpts from President Obama’s speech on Sunday night about the killing of Osama bin Laden. Read more →

Rules for Killing Rogues

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

The welcome end of Osama bin Laden at the hands of helicopter-borne American military commandos raises a number of issues. Read more →

Bin Laden Is Dead, But Our Delusions Live On

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

The death of Osama bin Laden has some symbolic value, particularly for the United States. A great power exercises influence not just through its military and economic assets, but through its prestige. Read more →

Bin Laden Fallout

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

I think there will be repercussions from the hit, and most of them will turn out to be good in terms of the War on Terror. Read more →

Memo to the General: Free Speech Doesn’t Kill People, Jihadists Kill People

by Bruce S. Thornton

Advancing a Free Society

Citizen control of the military is one of the most important foundations of political freedom. Rather than an instrument of a powerful autocrat or king, the army in a republic serves the collective interests, security, and policies of the state as determined by the citizens through the constitutional processes of deliberation and election. Read more →

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