Would the U.S. Go to War for Lithuania?

Russia’s encroachments past its borders are revealing the limits of NATO’s pledges of mutual defense.

By Daniel Oliver

The American Conservative

March 5th 2015

You have to feel sorry for Lithuania and its three million inhabitants. Lithuania may be the largest of the three Baltic countries, but it is still only as big as West Virginia. It may be a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, the Schengen Agreement, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but it still has a 422-mile … Read more

Join the Army, See the World, Change Your Sex

By Daniel Oliver

The Daily Caller

March 9th 2015

Transie Mansie, pudding and pie,
Spilled the beans, the nasty guy;
Into prison he was hurled,
Now we must pay to have him girled.

Bradley Manning, convicted of leaking national-security secrets and sentenced to 35 years in prison (though he’ll probably be out in seven), has been granted the right to receive, at taxpayers’ expense, hormone treatment to transition from his current gender to one more compatible with his recently chosen new first name, Chelsea.… Read more

Stan Evans: Everyman’s Bill Buckley

What do you get when you cross Bill Buckley and Stan Evans? The conservative movement.

By Daniel Oliver

TheFederalist.com

March 26th 2015

Stanton Evans, who died on March 3, was Everyman’s William F. Buckley Jr.

Buckley, who died in 2008, was eight years older than Evans, but their early training was similar, and they were both precocious, productive, and busy. Very busy.

Both went to Yale (Stan graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). Both were editors of the Yale Daily News. After Yale, … Read more

Indiana Burning

What’s Wrong with Racial Discrimination?

By Daniel Oliver

Radix News

April 11th 2015

Liberal fire and brimstone rained down on Indiana after the legislature passed its new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Riding a wave that has grown, since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, into a force against any right to be selective (always derogatorily described as “discriminating”), progressive liberals now seek to eliminate the basic right of Americans to choose to deal, or not deal, with homosexuals.

Indiana has just become … Read more