Very thoughtful piece at NRO by Nicholas Gallagher on the tension between the two key notions of what America is: an idea (namely, that liberty is an essential condition for human well-being) and a blood-and-soil geographically identifiable location populated by particular demographics.
North Korea has been supplying everything from arms to construction labor to a number of African nations for decades, and they are quite pleased with the partnership.
Identity politics madness in San Francisco prevents BART from releasing videos of criminals beating people up and robbing them on public transit:
You knew this was coming: transgendered dolls.
There's been a lot of hype in recent times about China being poised to become a genuine world-stage leader. Don't buy it, says Rich Lowry.