Conservatives invariably claim that any show of weakness emboldens aggressors and endangers peace. But just six years after Ronald Reagan failed to launch World War III over the Soviets downing a Korean airliner with 60 Americans onboard, the USSR collapsed. By 1991, the Soviet Union was gone. Maybe in his restraint, which looked disgraceful at the time, Reagan was acting wisely. Barack Obama has never done anything that could compare to Reagan's limp response to this wanton slaughter of innocents. But conservatives with short memories, writes Steve Chapman, nevertheless regard Obama as the most feeble, weak-kneed president since…well, since Jimmy Carter.
A Professor Tried To End a Flirty Email Exchange With a Young Woman. Then She Threatened to Blackmail Him.
When the grad student threatened to publicize their embarrassing correspondence, he reported her. But the university decided he was the villain.
The Inspector General Report Is a Huge Blow to the FBI's Credibility. Why Is It Being Treated Like Vindication?
The government's surveillance of Carter Page might not have been improperly motivated, but it was still seriously flawed.
Teen activists are righteously angry—but righteous anger does not produce sound public policy.
No, but that's not stopping a litigious vegan from making his case.