Japan may be on the verge of a major breakthrough when it comes to the use of force. If Article 9 of its Constitution is revised, Japan’s military will be able to not only defend the country’s home islands but other countries as well.
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, who in 2010 was voted Legislator of the Year by the American Legislative Ex-change Council (ALEC), sent a fundraising appeal to lobbyists during the 2015 legislative session asking for gifts ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Merrick, a member of the ALEC Board of Directors,
President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran will probably be one of the most heavily criticized U.S. agreements in years. But before evaluating the agreement, permit me to note that I have worked with arms control and know something about the process.
Last January, Gov. Sam Brown-back was trying hard to shift the blame for an expanding state budget crisis. Referring to the 2012 Kansas income tax cuts, he told the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, “What I got from the Legislature was a naked tax cut with none
With a nuclear deal between the international community and Iran to ensure that Iran will not have the capability to build a nuclear weapon, the world is reminded yet again that Iran is one of the most important countries in the Middle East. It has
“Russia presents the greatest threat to our national security.” So said Gen. Joseph Dunford, incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff earlier this month. Dunford, now commander of the Marine Corps, surprised lawmakers July 9 when he bluntly told them that Russia, not ISIS, is
Beginning in 1934, a 150,000-square-mile area that included Kansas was devastated by drought, winds, static electricity, loss of vegetation and poor farming practices resulting in a self-perpetuating cycle of environmental, social and economic degradation now referred to as the Dust Bowl. It was not a cause
Developing a new fighter jet isn’t easy. It is expensive and includes the most advanced technological equipment. So much money is involved that failing to produce a promised weapon such as fighter plane could send the company building it to the poor house.&
One question I am frequently asked involves the nature of U.S.-Russian relations and the possibility that tensions between our two countries could escalate into a military conflict. This question would have made little sense several years before Moscow annexed the Crimea. We were,
On May 23, Ireland became the first country to legalize gay marriage by popular vote when the Irish supported a constitutional amendment to allow same-sex couples to marry. This was a shock to many people in and out of Ireland. After all, Ireland has
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