1. Why the Islamic State is no longer advancing in Iraq and Syria

2. Obama and the Pope’s remarks make Trump more likely to win

3. Good Boston Globe editorial on media coverage of the breaking of the siege of Nubl and Zahra

4. Why NATO expected to lose with zero grace

5. Cruz’s nutty military policy

6. The true nature of the Jihadi enemy

7. Nothing magical about pre-K

8. Steve Sailer on the Vatican wall