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John R. Guardiano
John R. Guardiano is a writer and analyst who focuses on political, military, and public-policy issues. He resides in Arlington, Virginia, and blogs at ResCon1.com (www.twitter.com/ResCon1).

Most great and memorable inaugural addresses are imbued with a spirit of charity and magnanimity. There is a clear sense that the president is speaking not for one political party or faction, but rather for the nation as a whole….

Is Chuck Hagel “out of the mainstream”? That seems to be the crucial question surrounding Hagel’s nomination as Defense Secretary. Predictably, Bill Kristol says “yes” and Pat Buchanan says “no.” And as a result, Kristol seriously opposes Hagel’s nomination, while…

Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell has written a superb piece that compares how the Washington Nationals and the Washington Redskins have handled Stephen Strasburg and Robert Griffin III, respectively. Strasburg and Griffin are both in their early twenties, phenomenal…

With Commissioner Roger Goodell at the helm, the National Football League has made a concerted effort to protect players from concussions and other debilitating injuries. Thus there have been rule changes that penalize head-first hits. And this year, the NFL…

As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, I have been very tough on Mitt Romney and very critical of his missteps as a candidate. So I am pleased to report that tonight, we saw the Mitt Romney Republicans have…

Jim Antle has nailed it. “One in six bundlers,” he tweets, “speaks louder than seven of ten African Americans.” Indeed, the subtext of Obama’s “marriage” announcement today is that candidate Obama is more afraid of losing campaign money from gay…

Has media coverage ever been more misleading than it is now in the wake of the elections in France and Greece? The rise of the European Left there is being depicted as a popular rejection of conservative-imposed, budget-cutting “austerity.” “European…

With the economy sluggish and stagnating, you would think that economic growth ranks high on President Obama’s list of priorities for a second term. But of course, you would be wrong. Lefty Ezra Klein, who writes about economic policy for…

It’s difficult not to view the president’s surprise visit to Afghanistan as little more than just another domestic political campaign ploy. The trip, after all, comes only a day after the president and his reelection team tried to make political…

It’s no coincidence that the least taxed and least regulated sector of the American economy, high-tech, is also the most dynamic and successful. Think Apple, Google, smart phones, e-book readers, and electronic tablets. The economic benefits of American high-tech innovation…

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