Irwin Stelzer, Weekly Standard
// Katie Bo Williams
House Democrats are poised to boost oversight of the Pentagon — and its commander-in-chief.
America's Place in the World Was on the Ballot. It Lost.
// Kevin Baron
Barely a word was heard about America's fading claims to global leadership, or its wars and operations around the globe.
Lower House Poised to Take Upper Hand on National Security
// Brent Colburn
Where are Congress' new foreign-policy leaders? Look to the House's recently elected veterans and natsec pros.
David Brooks, New York Times
I was ready for massive Democratic turnout for the election on Tuesday. But I was surprised how massive the Republican turnout was in response. The Republicans who flooded to the polls weren’t college-educated suburbanites. Those people voted for Democrats this year. They weren’t tax-cut fanatics. Half of the Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee either left Congress, ran for other offices or were defeated. They weren’t even small-government Republicans. Read more here....