Joe Biden’s Soft Anti-Semitism


If you’re Israel, there’s nothing like being lectured on your domestic policy by a man who thinks that the United States and France kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon.  Joe Biden is probably the least-informed man in American politics when it comes to the Arab-Israeli conflict.  That may be because he, like President Obama, want to [...]

Biden’s Dinner Diplomacy


As a presidential candidate, Obama won plaudits from media and political sophisticates for his promise to meet “without preconditions” with America’s enemies. This was to be a break with the putative “cowboy diplomacy” of the Bush years. Obama didn’t get around to explaining how his administration would conduct diplomacy with America’s allies, but now we [...]

Qaddafi Calls for Jihad on Swiss for Minaret Ban – AP


TRIPOLI, Libya — Liby’s leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thursday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries. Muammar Qaddafi also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar Swiss planes and ships from the airports or seaports […]

A New Threat to Free Speech on Campus


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Campus lefists and administrators discover the academic equivalent of the poll tax.

Keep the Fringe on the Fringe, Not at CPAC


Back in December, NewsReal’s own Ryan Mauro took the Conservative Political Action Conference to task for accepting the crackpot John Birch Society as a sponsor of CPAC 2010, calling it a “monumentally stupid decision” that would give the Left plenty of ammo for their current “conservatives are extreme!” narrative.
With CPAC set to begin tomorrow, The [...]

The War on Coal


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How a new regulatory scheme could undermine coal power and raise energy costs for Americans.

Sarah Palin’s Detractors and Double Standards


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For the media and the Left, a female Republican can do no right.

Byron York: Who are the 300 terrorists held in U.S. prisons? – Washington Examiner


“The Bush administration used the criminal justice system to convict more than 300 individuals on terrorism-related charges,” writes Attorney General Eric Holder in a new letter to Republican critics in Congress. The letter is part of the Obama administration's aggressive defense of its decision to grant full American constitutional rights to al Qaeda soldier Umar […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Holder on Holder – National Review Online


Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement […]

Obama: Bank Bailout “Necessary,” Iraq War “Dumb”


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Are we sure the bank baillout was a success?