Petraeus: Help 'Leavenworth 10' get clemency

by Diana West -- Talk is cheap, Gen. Petraeus. You may not agree. After all, your Washington, D.C., "super lawyer," Bob Barnett, charges you something like $900 an hour for a kind more…

My encounter with a mainstream VIMP

by Diana West -- I found myself in a group conversation that included one of the more instantly recognizable media figures – someone who personifies the phrase "mainstream media." Since this isn't more…

Why does Obama need 1.6 billion bullets?

by Diana West -- Dear Mainstream Media, Back in 2008, candidate Barack Obama went off his teleprompter and added a couple of sentences to the text of a speech about expanding the more…

The filibuster heard 'round the world?

by Diana West -- Republican Rand Paul took to the floor of the U.S. Senate this week to filibuster John Brennan's nomination to become head of the CIA. "I will speak as more…

GOP's erratic confirmation strategy

by Diana West -- One last question about newly confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Why? Why for nearly two months (a Washington eternity) did this nominee above all others galvanize GOP more…

Thank Joe McCarthy, don't demonize him

by Diana West -- Freshman Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is just the latest in a long series of public figures to be reviled for "McCarthyism" following his recent questioning of more…

Another Islamic attack on an elderly Dane

by Diana West -- I may be the only American who has seen both the "panic room" where Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard fled in 2010 as a Somali Muslim man hacked at more…

When women fight, civilization loses

by Diana West -- And so it came, the coup de grace. The final "barrier" to "opportunities" for women in combat is no more. With a stroke of their pens, Secretary of more…

Benghazi hearings: Few answers from Hillary

by Diana West -- One day, I hope, Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearings will stand as testament to the smoke-and-mirrors dangerousness of U.S. foreign policy, circa 2013 – both as executed by the more…