A nation of laws, not men, must impeach Obama

by Diana West -- One of the hats I wear is that of Washington correspondent for Dispatch International, a European weekly newspaper co-edited by Danish journalist and historian Lars Hedegaard. The name more…

To the Marine Corps: Let Sgt. Hutchins go

by Diana West -- I can't believe I'm writing these words: Marine Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III is going on trial – again. Twice, Hutchins' conviction by a military court martial for unpremeditated more…

Obama counterinsurgency strategy's fall guy?

by Diana West -- Excuse me while I defend President Obama. To be sure, this doesn't happen often, if at all. But this Robert Gates story, whipping through Washington like wildfire, feels more…

Happy birthday, Chairman Mao?

by Diana West -- The reporting on China's commemoration of the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong all seemed to come from the same angle. Festivities were "understated" (Associated Press). Events were "scaled more…

Year-end absurdities

by Diana West -- In the interest of tying up some loose ends, here are a few updates before the new year. Principle, what principle? Remember how 2013 began with much ado more…

Mandela in the mirror

by Diana West -- Feeling soaked after the gushers of drenching hagiography that crashed over the world on the death of the Nelson Mandela, I have been trying to reconcile what I more…

Hep-cat holiday voices

by Diana West -- It's been weeks now, more than a month in some places, but it is all about to come to an end. "It" is the soundtrack of the season more…