Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online


A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Intellectuals and Society


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Why Thomas Sowell does not put much faith in Ph.D. degrees.

How Come Marc Lamont Hill can call John Mayer a “White boy” and Not Be Called a Racist for It?


Joe Klein had a great post today calling out Marc Lamont Hill on last night’s O’Reilly Factor. Those new to NewsReal Blog might be unfamiliar with our history of confronting Hill for his extreme views and for Fox and O’Reilly for putting him on as a foreign policy expert when he specializes in hip-hop culture. [...]

Court Rejects Wilders’ Witnesses – International Free Press Society


Dutch politician Geert Wilders was visibly annoyed when he failed to get what he asked for from the three judges hearing his case at the Amsterdam District Court. Mr Wilders, through his lawyer Bram Moszkowicz, had requested that 17 witnesses testify as part of his defence against charges that include inciting hatred of Muslims and […]

My ‘Snap Answer’ To Mort Zuckerman


Nancy Morgan’s latest article at RightBias.com

Mort Zukerman, editor-in-chief of US News and World Report, in his article, How To Get Americans Working Again opines that there is no snap answer as to how accelerate job growth. He is wrong.

I’m not an intellectual, nor a PhD., nor have I ever labeled myself [...]

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Al Qaeda Burrows into Yemen’s Tribal Population – WSJ.com


SAN’A, Yemen—In nearly a decade of rebuilding its terror network here, al Qaeda has put down deep roots, a move that is now complicating U.S.-backed efforts to battle the group. Unlike other chapters of the global terror network, Yemen’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula is a largely homegrown movement, with carefully cultivated ties to […]

Gauging the Iranian Threat


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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?