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Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

NEW ORLEANS La. (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.



Obama Sets Own Pace in World Beset w/Crises

DeYoung & Balz, WaPo
There is a fun foreign policy game making all the rounds in Washington D.C. this summer: Pin the tail on Barack Obama.Its appeal is not hard to understand; it’s so easy to play.Step 1: Pick a foreign crisis that touches even slightly on U.S. national security interests. This shouldn’t be hard, because the United States defines practically everything in the world as being an American interest….

Yes, Send Down the Troops, Bob

Mike Littwin, RealClearPolitics
Bob Beauprez has done it again. He talked. And you know what happens whenever Beauprez opens his mouth.
That’s right. He reminds us why he lost by 17 points the last time he ran for governor.
This time, he went on the new, but not improved, Peter Boyles show (Latino-talk alert) and was asked what he’d do if Rick Perry asked him to send Colorado National Guard troops to stand alongside the Texas National Guard at the border, presumably to fight off the 9-year-old Guatemalans mustering there.
And channeling his inner Tom Tancredo, Beauprez said that, of course, he would send them right…

Captives held by Islamic State prove tough quandary for Obama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After Islamic State’s beheading of journalist James Foley, President Barack Obama’s administration is making little headway in efforts to secure the release of three other Americans held by the insurgent group in Syria, officials said.



The Assembly of a New World Order

Henry Kissinger, Wall Street Journal
Libya is in civil war, fundamentalist armies are building a self-declared caliphate across Syria and Iraq and Afghanistan’s young democracy is on the verge of paralysis. To these troubles are added a resurgence of tensions with Russia and a relationship with China divided between pledges of cooperation and public recrimination. The concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

Addressing the Crisis in Liberal Education — Too Liberally

Peter Berkowitz, RealClearPolitics
In 1951, William F. Buckley Jr. argued in God and Man at Yale that his alma mater unofficially but resolutely promoted statism and atheism. This jump-started an on-again, off-again national conversation which has been led, and to a significant extent dominated, by conservatives on the multifaceted troubles plaguing liberal education.
In a new book, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life, a former professor of English literature at Yale, William Deresiewicz—who is not a conservative—picks up the baton and takes his place among our…