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Isis’ Achilles’ heel

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The blunder of ISIS is the same as that of the United States in Iraq and Afghanistan. No one, no matter how vastly superior, can occupy a place with a hostile population forever.

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

MacArthur’s folly

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Exactly 73 years ago today, Dec. 8, Japan’s imperial forces devastated US air bases in the Philippines some nine hours after the treacherous attack on Pearl Harbor. With the destruction of the strategic naval base in Oahu, America totally lost the capability to assist or reinforce its forces in the Pacific.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Bad law school recitation in SC

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If you could play alongside Michael Jordan, would you insist that the ball be passed to you at crunch time?

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Remanding’ Edca to Senate an unprecedented move

During the oral arguments at the Supreme Court on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca), some justices thought of referring the matter to the Senate, as the “proper forum” (“SC justices: Senate Edca’s proper forum,” Front Page, 11/19/14).

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Pussyfooting on Edca

If the justices of the Supreme Court are minded to say that President Benigno Aquino shouldn’t have bypassed the Senate in signing the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, they should come right out and say so.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

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