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Erin Wildermuth
by | Sep 12, 2013

Yesterday, Aaron honored the memory of the fallen by swinging the “9/11” hammer at Rand Paul.  Aaron’s criticism has been nothing if not persistent. He’s touched on allegations of “demagoguery” and naiveté framed against legitimate, if latent, concerns of anti-Semitism that swirl around the Elder…

by | Sep 10, 2013

Yesterday, Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller offered his thoughts regarding my organization’s pivot toward the Syria debate. I appreciate his attention to the matter. Our decision to stand against military strikes in Syria was not entered into lightly. But…

by | Sep 6, 2013

Recently, we’ve been hearing a lot about “red lines.” This isn’t the stuff of internal combustion stroke. The president, Congress, and the Beltway commentariat are debating certain norms, standards, and laws that govern how countries treat their people, America’s assurance…

by | Sep 5, 2013

Over at the American Conservative, Kelley Vlahos writes that the “Neocons are back,” and they’re flocking to the left over the matter of Syria. Kelley’s correct—the neocon hold on the Republican Party has slipped, giving way to a rejuvenated non-interventionist…

by | Sep 4, 2013

From John Kerry’s statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 22, 1971, in which he criticized the Vietnam War. Submitted without comment: “We veterans can only look with amazement on the fact that this country has been unable to…

by | Aug 23, 2013

Two sincere question for Ross, who’s written a thoughtful discussion that’s sure to generate great discussion here at TAS and around the ‘nets. First, am I correct to understand your definition of populism is, necessarily, pejorative? I quote: I have…

by | Jul 19, 2013

On Wednesday night, Sen. Rand Paul swung by the office to discuss civil liberties on our weekly livestream, FreedomWorks on Tap. My good friend and colleague, Jackie Bodnar, joined us for a lively confab about the sorry shape of freedom…

by | Jul 18, 2013

President Obama wants to turn Texas blue, and eliminate the Republican Party in the process. Sounds crazy, right? Everyone knows that Texas bleeds bright red. The GOP holds the state house, the Governor’s Mansion, both Senate offices, and 27 Congressional…

by | Jun 13, 2013

Earlier, Kaylin wrote that the IRS has called off their surveillance order. That’s good news. What’s a little more alarming is the copy-editing on the cancellation order. Can you spot the glaring typo?  Need a hint? “.eltit dlob gib eht…

by | Jun 10, 2013

Writing for the Washington Examiner, Phil Klein (formerly, of AmSpec’s masthead) reasonably cautions: “[…] the problem I’ve had with the current debate, as with many of the national-security-versus-civil-liberties debates that have occurred since the Sept. 11 attacks, is that they’ve taken…

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