John Murtha

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John “Jack” Murtha, a Democrat from western Pennsylvania’s Twelfth District, died Monday of complications from gall bladder surgery. He had been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1974. During the Bush administration, Murtha consistently assailed the manner in which the Iraq War was prosecuted. In a November 2005 statement, Murtha described the U.S. military as “stretched thin” […]

Osama bin Laden lends support in fight against climate change – guardian.co.uk

Climate science is under assault, progress towards a treaty to end global warming is shuddering to a halt, and Barack Obama is struggling to press on with his clean energy agenda.This was the last conversion to the environmental cause that anybody would have wanted.In a new audiotape that surfaced today on the al-Jazeera network, Osama […]

Eyeless in Gaza

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How radical critics distort Israel’s alleged “siege” of Palestinian territory.

Eric Kurlander: Empathy for Hitler? What in the World is Oliver Stone Talking About? – HNN

Last week the director Oliver Stone caused quite a stir when, in describing his new Showtime mini-series, “A Secret History of America,” he declared that Adolf Hitler was an “easy scapegoat throughout history… [who]‘s been used cheaply.” “We can’t judge people as only ‘bad’ or ‘good,’” Stone continued. Even Hitler was “the product of a […]

Heather Mac Donald: A Crime Theory Demolished – WSJ.com

The recession of 2008-09 has undercut one of the most destructive social theories that came out of the 1960s: the idea that the root cause of crime lies in income inequality and social injustice. As the economy started shedding jobs in 2008, criminologists and pundits predicted that crime would shoot up, since poverty, as the […]

The Peoples’ Revolt in Iran – WSJ.com

The foundation stones of Iran’s Islamic Republic were shaken again yesterday, showing that the largest antigovernment movement in its 30 years may be one of the biggest stories of next year as well. Now imagine the possibilities if the Obama Administration began to support Iran’s democrats.The perseverance of the so-called Green Movement is something to […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Gitmo Does Not Cause Terrorism – National Review Online

So we’re going to shut down the detention center at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay and move the 200-plus terrorists detained there to a seldom-used civilian correctional center in Thomson, Ill. And we’re doing it, the Obama administration and Sen. Dick Durbin assure us, not because they want to use federal money to […]