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John Tabin is a frequent contributor to The American Spectator online.
by | Nov 21, 2012

Israel’s tactical victory in Operation Pillar of Defense is fairly straightforward: Hamas’s military infrastructure is significantly degraded, several important leaders of Hamas (as well as Palestinian Islamic Jihad) have been killed, and the Iron Dome missile defense system has proven…

by | Nov 6, 2012

Election Day is here at last. Below you’ll find a guide to watching the results come in tonight, with my predictions and notes on what it means when I get things wrong. Let’s get the easy calls out of the…

by | Oct 19, 2012

By the time UN Ambassador Susan Rice was making the rounds on the Sunday shows describing the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi as a spontaneous protest of a YouTube video that became violent, intelligence analysts already had information…

by | Oct 12, 2012

Joe Biden, Batman’s fiendish archenemy, grinned widely and laughed maniacally throughout his debate with Paul Ryan tonight. The vice president and Arkham Asylum escapee repeatedly interrupted Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s sidekick. Ryan remained unflappable, an extremely brave accomplishment given Biden’s…

by | Oct 11, 2012

Stephanie Cutter, an adult who is deputy campaign manager for the President of the United States, was asked today about the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, and actually said that “the entire reason that this has become…

by | Oct 4, 2012

Tonight we saw the benefit of being battle-tested: After two cycles worth of Republican primary debates, Mitt Romney has gotten pretty good at this. His boardroom consultant style — distilling complicated ideas into short digestible bites — shone in the…

by | Oct 3, 2012

Tonight’s debate, which is expected to focus on domestic policy, may present Mitt Romney with a real opportunity to shift the race in his favor. Consider this nugget from a survey conducted for NPR by Resurgent Republic and Democracy Corps…

by | Sep 13, 2012

Josh Rogin reports out the background on the US Embassy in Cairo’s moment of shame: One staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was responsible for the statement and tweets Tuesday that have become grist for the presidential campaign, and…

by | Sep 12, 2012

This morning the US Embassy in Cairo put out a shameful statement in response to anger over an anti-Muslim film: The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings…

by | Sep 12, 2012

Grim news: The U.S. ambassador to Libya died as Libya militants stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The death of Christopher Stevens, 52, on Tuesday came as two American State Department employees were also killed in Benghazi as an 20 gun-wielding attackers stormed the U.S. consulate,…

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