If it is to recover, Haiti must make some profound cultural and political changes. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine


For the past several days, I have found myself unable to look at the photographs from Haiti. I have also found that when I start reading an article datelined Port-au-Prince, I have to force myself to read to the end of it. I have donated money to Doctors Without Borders, on the grounds that it […]

Gauging the Iranian Threat


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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews Part 5: Empty Words Create Little Monsters and Grownup Nightmares


My son-in-law, Travis, had what I like to call a “reality attack” while attempting to discipline his two-year-old daughter Pearl. Pearl, like most little girls, holds her Daddy’s heart in the palm of her hand. Like most toddlers, she is a formidable force of boundless energy and relentless willpower.
As the young scamp ran past her [...]

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Stopping the Next “Underwear Bomber” – by Alan M. Dershowitz


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How rigorous but vital security precautions could prevent the next terrorist tragedy.

Blaming Israel First – by P. David Hornik


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Obama administration “anti-Semitism” czar Hannah Rosenthal makes non-liberal Jews her first target.

On the Brink of Disaster – by Jacob Laksin


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Obamacare – and a government takeover of health care – moves toward final passage in the Senate.

Dems against Dems in health care vote struggle – AP


WASHINGTON – The end game in sight, Senate Democrats coped with stubborn internal differences as well as implacable Republican opposition on Monday in a struggle to pass health care legislation by Christmas.A liberal-backed call to expand Medicare as part of the legislation drew strong opposition from Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. and quieter concerns from a […]

Abbas Milani: The Great Satan Myth, The New Republic


The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From […]

Poll: Narrow majority support Obama’s Afghan strategy – USATODAY.com


WASHINGTON — A narrow majority of Americans support President Obama’s revamped strategy on Afghanistan, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Wednesday, but there are broad concerns that the costs of the war will sap the government’s ability to address problems facing the nation at home. via Poll: Narrow majority support Obama’s Afghan strategy – […]

Do We Feel Lucky? What President Obama Can Learn From Clint Eastwood


Clint Eastwood’s ‘Dirty’ Harry Callahan made audiences appreciate his zero tolerance policy for criminals with lines like “Go ahead, make my day”.  Over the course of five films Harry took out the trash for San Francisco.  He squashed numerous threats from serial killers to corrupt police officers.  He drove ‘bleeding heart’ liberals crazy to the [...]