John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute

Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

John Bolton: Where is Barack Obama’s foreign policy headed? – Commentary

Where is Barack Obama’s foreign policy headed? In answering, one must accept a measure of humility. Predicting American policy makes more fools than sages. That goes double for foreign policy, as analysts must anticipate not only the actions of the United States but of foreign provocateurs as well. In the case of Barack Obama, there […]

While Europe Sneered – by Bruce Bawer

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Kurt Westergaard and other brave critics of Islamic fanaticism continue to fend for themselves.

Blaming Israel First – by P. David Hornik

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Obama administration “anti-Semitism” czar Hannah Rosenthal makes non-liberal Jews her first target.

Jeffrey Goldberg: In Defense of Janet Napolitano – Atlantic

Yes, I know Napolitano said something exceedingly stupid yesterday (and has now retracted it) but here’s the problem with criticism of Napolitano — she’s been on the job for less than a year. The attacks of 9/11 took place more than eight years ago. For most of that period, it was the Bush Administration in […]

U.S. official blasts Israel envoy’s ‘unfortunate’ J-Street remarks – Haaretz

Remarks by Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, against the liberal Jewish lobby J Street were “most unfortunate” according to Hannah Rosenthal, head of the U.S. administration’s Office to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism. In an interview with Haaretz in Jerusalem, where Rosenthal was the administration’s envoy to the Foreign Ministry’s Global Forum for […]

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

For the entire Jesse Jackson profile, click here. Some noteworthy facts about Jesse Jackson: In September the legendary activist Jesse Jackson criticized Congress for de-funding the notoriously corrupt ACORN, in the wake of revelations about that organization’s involvement in corruption of the highest magnitude. More recently he said,“You can’t vote against [government-run] healthcare and call yourself a […]

Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney

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The hardest choices ahead.

Standing with Obama – by Jamie Weinstein

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Why the conservatives should back the president on Afghanistan.