Sunday Show Round Up

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses the economy

Appearing on four Sunday news shows, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew addressed questions on the overall state of the economy, the impending debt ceiling debate, and the president’s comments on Washington’s attention to “phony scandals.”

An Exceptional Nation

Review: ‘American Exceptionalism,’ by Charles Murray

A new phrase entered the vernacular in 1927. Its creator was Joseph Stalin, who rejected “the heresy of American exceptionalism” to an American communist who thought his country’s character obviated Marxism. Thus, a convenient name for the already-common idea that America was unique among the world’s nations was born.

Obama Speaks at Korean War Memorial on 60th Anniversary of Armistice

Obama: ‘Your lives are an inspiration. Your deeds will never be forgotten’

President Barack Obama praised the courage of America’s Korean War veterans and called on the country to learn from the conflict at a Saturday morning event celebrating the 60-year anniversary of the armistice that ended the conflict.

New Book Examines Role of Women in Combat

Review: Deadly Consequences: How Cowards are Pushing Women into Combat by Lt. Col. Robert Macginnis

In May of 2010 while operating in southern Helmand Province, Afghanistan, as an infantryman, I was attached to a unit that was employing a female engagement team to supplement their already robust outreach campaign to the local villagers of Marjah. While the Marines—or “lioness” team—did an admirable job, it was clear that their presence in the midst of an all-male infantry company currently involved in combat operations clearly restructured the dynamic on the ground.