Israel’s Actions: Entirely Lawful

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Stopping the Gaza flotilla was entirely consistent with both international and domestic law.

The Inconvenient Truth About Hurricanes

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Contrary to global warming theorists, hurricane activity has declined in recent years.

To Kill a Terrorist

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If Israel assassinated the leader of the Hamas military wing, did it have the right to?

Censorship at UC Irvine

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The rights of the speaker vs. the “rights” of disruptors.

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic

Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Big government: Stop! – The Economist

IN THE aftermath of the Senate election in Massachusetts, the focus of attention is inevitably on what it means for Barack Obama. The impact on the Democratic president of the loss of the late Ted Kennedy’s seat to the Republicans will, no doubt, be significant (see article). Yet the result could be remembered as a […]

The Bernanke Nomination – WSJ.com

The White House said yesterday it has damped down a political revolt against Ben Bernanke and now has the votes to secure the Federal Reserve Chairman’s second four-year term. Whether or not Mr. Bernanke is confirmed, the lesson we draw is that overly political central bankers will eventually be undone by politics. There’s no doubt […]

Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com

“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

A Daughter Brought to Life – by Jay Nordlinger

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David Horowitz’s unusual new memoir.

Janet Daley: There’ll be nowhere to run from the new world government – Telegraph

There is scope for debate – and innumerable newspaper quizzes – about who was the most influential public figure of the year, or which the most significant event. But there can be little doubt which word won the prize for most important adjective. 2009 was the year in which “global” swept the rest of the […]