An Ex-Islamist Needs U.S. Support – WSJ.com


Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been […]

Obama Holds Supreme Court Up To World-Wide Ridicule


I popped off with a wise crack one day during a classroom lecture in seventh grade.  The year was 1959.  I don’t even remember what I said now, but several of my classmates laughed aloud.  Instead of telling me to stop by his desk for a little chat following dismissal, the teacher had me stand [...]

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Radical Son Reflections, Part I: The Hidden Blessing of Inequality


Today, we will start a new series here at NewsRealblog, the subject of which will be David Horowitz’s political memoirs Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. I started reading this book, described by P.J. O’Rourke as “one of the best political memoirs I have ever read,” for the first time a few days ago and will [...]

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