Stephanie Gutmann: Doing Security the Israeli Way – The American Spectator

“Let’s do things the way the Israelis do.” That’s the latest buzzword in airline security. It’s nice to hear the Israelis being praised for something, but if we don’t understand what the Israelis do, we’re just going to be adding another layer of bureaucracy to an already overloaded system CNN spent an hour interviewing Isaac […]

Andy McCarthy: Moussaoui Conviction Upheld – The Corner

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed the conviction and sentence of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. Enthusiasts of the law-enforcement approach to terrorism will undoubtedly claim this development as more evidence that their strategy works. To the contrary, I have argued several times see, e.g., here and here that we dodged a bullet […]

Paul Howard: Obamacare’s gift to all: More regulation, more debt, more taxes – Washington Examiner

Democrats are spending trillions on a Christmas present that a majority of Americans don’t want: health care legislation loaded with more debt, more taxes, and more regulations. Like your Aunt Phyllis’ fruitcake, it’s on the way and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. >>It’s easier to believe in Santa Claus and flying reindeer […]

Robert Samuelson: A Parody of Leadership – RealClearPolitics

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s quest for historic health care legislation has turned into a parody of leadership. We usually associate presidential leadership with the pursuit of goals that, though initially unpopular, serve America’s long-term interests. Obama has reversed this. He’s championing increasingly unpopular legislation that threatens the country’s long-term interests. “This isn’t about me,” he […]

Totalitarian Sentimentality – by Roger Scruton

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Why the Left is more attractive than the Right.

Ross Douthat: Prisons of Our Own Making – NYTimes.com

If you’re a governor with presidential aspirations, you should never, under any circumstances, pardon a convict or reduce a sentence. That’s the lesson everyone seems to have drawn from the dreadful case of Maurice Clemmons, an Arkansas native who murdered four Lakewood, Wash., police officers over Thanksgiving weekend — nine years after Mike Huckabee, then […]

Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard

President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]

Why and How We Must Confront Michael Moore – by David Swindle

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Just as the New Left was anti-anti-Communist, the Moore Left is anti-anti-Sharia.

Voluntarism or Self-Interest? – by Walter Williams

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Depending on our fellow man’s generosity is a dangerous proposition.