Friday, September 26, 2014

Misunderstanding al Qaeda - The Long War Journal

Misunderstanding al Qaeda - The Long War Journal

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Islamic State overruns Iraqi military base in Anbar - The Long War Journal

Islamic State overruns Iraqi military base in Anbar - The Long War Journal

Monday, September 08, 2014

As Republicans contemplate the possible size of their November victory, outlier races may get interesting.  Scott Brown, a few weeks ago considered certain to lose, may well win in New Hampshire.  Most folks would not have thought that Repu...

As Republicans contemplate the possible size of their November victory, outlier races may get interesting.  Scott Brown, a few weeks ago considered certain to lose, may well win in New Hampshire.  Most folks would not have thought that Repu...



Oberweis has run for office before, so he is not unknown to Illinois voters. He is a multimillionaire whose campaign will not lose by being hopelessly outspent. The two will meet for at least one televised debate before the election (Oberweis wants seven debates, but Durbin has agreed to only one.) Durbin is well-known in Washington politics as a very arrogant man – the man in 2005 who compared American soldiers in combat to Nazis and Pol Pot. If this side of him comes out during the televised debates, that could not only switch voters from him to Oberweis, but also turn off Illinois Democrat voters even more, who look with disgust at Governor Quinn and with dismay at Mayor Emanuel, both of whom are campaigning now.