Their freedom is not our freedom

by Diana West -- Americans must learn two concepts to better understand the political earthquake the United States is now pushing as President Obama gives his nod to "the Arab street," predominantly more…

Senator fumbles needed strategy to protect borders

by Diana West -- Huffington Post reports: "Senate Republicans stand behind President Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., which will prevent the war more…

The GOP's lame hearings on Islam

by Diana West -- Politico featured a story this week headlined "Muslim groups nervous about King hearings." It went on to discuss Muslim apprehension regarding upcoming congressional hearings led by Rep. Peter more…

The right's pathetic reaction

by Diana West -- The suppression of the facts is by no means the most dangerous aspect of any Big Lie. After all, facts don't go away even amid efforts to suppress more…

Capt. Honors, the crude clown

by Diana West -- That was fast. Sunday, the Virginian-Pilot posted a montage of lewd, "morale-boosting" videos that Capt. Owen P. Honors starred in, directed and broadcast to the crew of the more…

Our sanity-defying war

by Diana West -- I end the year with a question and one last outrage. The U.N. believes about 1 million Afghans between the ages of 15 and 64 – roughly 8 more…

Where is the justice for Michael?

by Diana West -- Earlier this month, I received an e-mail update from Scott and Vicki Behenna, whose son, Army Ranger 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, is serving 15 years in Fort Leavenworth more…

Lakin serves the Constitution, Mr. President

by Diana West -- Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin didn't rush onto a battleground this week; he walked into a military courtroom. He didn't fire a weapon; he pleaded guilty to disobeying orders more…

WikiLeaks spurs Big Brother to strike

by Diana West -- WikiLeaks is exposing the way our government conducts "business." It is not a pretty process. Sometimes Uncle Sam limps along like a powerless giant, as when secretaries of more…

WikiLeaks flap about blood and eggs

by Diana West -- I am still working out why I watch the high dudgeon sparked by Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks dump of a quarter-million State Department cables that has given more…