Tea Parties in American History – RealClearPolitics

Are this year's “tea parties” really tea parties? What could today's protesters have in common with the “Indians” who dumped 90,000 pounds of tea in Boston harbor in 1773? Quite a bit, actually. What do today's tea partiers want? According to the Christian Science Monitor, the movement “is about safeguarding individual liberty, cutting taxes, and […]

The Science Is Not Settled

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Phil Jones, a leading global warming advocate, makes a stunning admission.

Magazine says W.H. Islam envoy misquoted; writer denies – POLITICO.com

A magazine that altered an article referring to President Barack Obama’s new envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Rashad Hussain, says it did so because he was misquoted, but the author of the article is standing by her story. Hussain, now a deputy associate White House counsel, was quoted back in 2004 decrying […]

Six Months Later, Pan Am Bomber is Still Alive – NBC New York

The terrorist who helped bomb Pan Am flight 103 is still alive – and free – in Libya nearly six months after Scotland released the mass murderer from prison on “compassionate” grounds. Scottish officials had said Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi would die within three months from prostate cancer when they announced they would set him free. […]

Dubai says Hamas man killed by European hit squad – AP

Dubai's police chief said Monday an 11-member hit squad with European passports was responsible for killing a Hamas commander in his hotel room last month, but he did not directly implicate Israel as the Islamic militant group has. The Gulf emirate released photos, names, nationalities and passport numbers of all 11 suspects. The details given […]

Iran Revolution day protests: Islamic Republic now a nuclear state – Mail Online

Iran is now a “nuclear state,” President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced this morning. As Gordon Brown warned that the world's patience is wearing thin, Ahmadinejad told scores of cheering Iranians that the Islamic Republic is capable of producing weapons-grade uranium. He spoke as tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Tehran to mark […]

Saudi religious police launch Valentine’s Day crackdown – AP

The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a Saudi official said. Members of the feared religious police were inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners […]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic

Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76 – washingtonpost.com

DALLAS — Charlie Wilson, the former congressman from Texas whose funding of Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union was chronicled in the movie “Charlie Wilson's War,” died Wednesday. He was 76.Wilson died at Memorial Medical Center-Lufkin after he started having difficulty breathing while attending a meeting in the eastern Texas town where he lived, said […]

Andy McCarthy: Binyam Mohammed: Is That All There Is? – National Review Online

Binyam Mohammed is an al Qaeda terrorist who planned, with his would-be partner Jose Padilla the “Dirty Bomber” to carry out mass-murder attacks in U.S. cities as part of a 9/11 “second wave.” More here. Unlike Padilla, who was prosecuted on tangentially related terrorism charges and is now serving a lengthy albeit not lengthy enough […]