VIDEO: Ayotte, Odierno on “hollowing out” U.S. forces

AYOTTE: “When we think about a hollowed out force, don’t we also put our soldiers at more risk when we send them into conflict? ODIERNO: “Ultimately, when we have to deploy them – and we’ve seen this in the Korean War and other examples – what it costs is American lives.”...

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A Generation’s Mission: Put an End to AIDS

Every generation is known for something. As a child of the 80’s, I am a part of “Generation Y,” I am a “millennial” – a member of the “net-generation”; for better or for worse, we will be forever marked by our increased use of digital technology. However, I am determined to contribute to a greater legacy for my generation. We will not only be defined as those who grew up on the internet with smart phones practically attached to our...

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BUCHANAN: Can a Geriatric Germany Save Europe?

As Greece lurches on the precipice of default on its sovereign debt, a default that could bring down banks across Europe and precipitate a global financial panic, a consensus is building that there is but one way out. First, a structured default on the Greek debt, giving creditors a major haircut, but compensating them with eurobonds of half the face value of the Greek bonds, guaranteed by the European Central Bank. Second, a huge new...

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BUCHANAN: Is the Window Closing on Israel?

In June 1967, with ex-Vice President Richard Nixon, this writer toured an Israeli military hospital full of wounded Egyptian soldiers. An Israeli officer told us that in the hospital was an Egyptian officer he had captured in the 1956 Sinai campaign, and that he had asked the Egyptian: “We have fought three times now, and three times you have been defeated. Why do you keep fighting us?” The Egyptian replied, “You may...

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OP-ED: The Fire This Time

“You’ve damaged your own race,” said Mayor Michael Nutter to the black youths of Philadelphia whose flash mobs have been beating and robbing shoppers in the fashionable district of downtown. “Take those God-darn hoodies down,” the mayor went on in his blistering lecture. “Pull your pants up and buy a belt, ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.” And the...

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Norwegian Crime and Punishment
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Norwegian Crime and Punishment

In 2007, Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget proposed extending Norway’s absolute maximum criminal sentence of 21 years to 30 years for genocide, crimes against humanity and terrorism. That proposal didn’t go anywhere. The maximum criminal sentence in Norway is 21 years. Now 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik stands accused of killing 76 individuals, many of them teenagers, in a vicious rampage that began with a...

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