Radical Son Reflections, Part III: Western Leftists Continue Covering Up for Tyrants


[To read Part I of "Radical Son Reflections" click here. To read Part II click here]
A few weeks ago, we started a new series here at NewsRealblog, the subject of which is David Horowitz’s autobiography Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. I started reading this book and will continue to share my thoughts with you as [...]

Exalting Khomeini’s Legacy


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Iran’s leaders try to reignite the cultish reverence for a bloody despot.

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 […]

Does the Family Research Council Realize the Damage They’ve Done to the Fight for Marriage?


Nearly a week has passed since Family Research Council spokesman Peter Sprigg told Chris Matthews that he would support criminalizing homosexual behavior.  Numerous outlets, including USA Today, the Huffington Post, Democratic Underground, the Daily Kos, Little Green Footballs, the ACLU, and the Cato Institute, not to mention countless liberal blogs and gay websites, have pounced [...]

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 […]

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 […]