Ron Paul and the Protocols of the Neo-Con Elders


Congressman Ron Paul is a Trojan Horse in conservative America. Deluded by his unjustly-appropriated mantras, “Constitutional Conservative and Washington Outsider,” citizens seeking alternatives to politicians who have betrayed principles of fiscal and social conservatism, have dragged the Paulist edifice into their stronghold and reconsidered its potential. Rep. Paul’s triumph in the CPAC Straw Poll is [...]

Rescuing the Founders from Their Paulestinian Hijackers


Crackpot Ron Paul and his disciples have wrapped themselves in the American flag so tightly you’d think they were direct descendants of Paul Revere.  Whether it’s Paul claiming to “advocate the same foreign policy the founding fathers would,” or his fans claiming he fathered the tea party movement (a claim tea partiers in Paul’s home [...]

So Now We’re Dictators, Too?


The Daily Beast just can’t get enough of the “extremist!” meme.  Today they have not one, but two articles proclaiming that this week’s suicide/plane attack on a Texas office building is a sign of growing far-right mania.  Reading Joe Stack’s own manifesto and Michelle Horstman’s reaction to it should provide an antidote for that smear, [...]

Tolerating Violence Against Jews on Campus


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Is assaulting Jewish students on Canadian campuses now legitimate criticism of Israel?

John Brennan and the Politics of Capitulation


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Obama’s national security deputy apologizes for America before an Islamist imam.

Doomsday for the Eurozone?


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Fiscal recklessness may break up EU’s monetary union.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Sanctions on Iran


Jonathan Schanzer and Mark Dubowitz of The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies argue in the New York Post that sanctions targeting Iran’s energy sector will cause the regime some very substantial pain. Material and political support for the opposition is necessary as well, but the impact of tough sanctions could cause the regime to [...]

Evan Bayh’s Exit and the Failure of Liberal Governance – WSJ.com


The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure […]

A Profile in Arrogance


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Jack Murtha’s sleazy political legacy.

Breaking the Taliban


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The capture of a top Taliban commander may mark a crucial turning point in the Afghan war.