Montcoal and the Permanence of Risk


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What the West Virginia mining tragedy teaches about the perils of industry and government overreach.

The Return of Tariq Ramadan


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Inside the world-view of a master deceiver.

From the Writings of David Horowitz: April 11, 2010


If Allah is the maker of life, as Mohammed Atta believed, could He desire the destruction of what he had created? What is suicide but rage at the living, and contempt for the life left behind? Mohammed Atta offered his deed of destruction as a gift to God. In his [...]

Sure Paul, Porn is Harmful — In the Same Way That Beer, Cigarettes, and Double Downs are Harmful


The above image of KFC’s forthcoming “Double Down” sandwich is no different from pornography. Some people make look at it with joy and anticipation. Others will be repulsed.
In the debate about pornography Paul Cooper and I don’t really have a meaningful disagreement. We’re both share the position that government should not try and prosecute [...]

Alterman on “Climate Change”: You are Too Stupid to Understand


After his years of association with MSNBC, following tenure at Rolling Stone & Mother Jones, it should come as no surprise that Eric Alterman would tweet and ostensibly believe this:
stupid people are defining what people know about global warming http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2010/04/ta040810.html
and thank God that we have professional progressives like Alterman and his pals at Media Matters [...]

Obama’s “Stunning Naiveté”


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How the administration is putting America’s safety and national security at greater risk.

When Israel Stood Up to Washington


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Thirty years ago, in contrast to Netanyahu’s repeated apologies, Menachem Begin adopted quite a different approach.

From the Writings of David Horowitz: April 5, 2010


I have never identified myself as a “neo-conservative” because belonging to a younger political generation I did not share some of the social attitudes of the neo-conservative founders. Since attitude is fundamental to some conservative perspectives, I have preferred to define my own. To be a conservative in America, from [...]

Evangelical Left Targets Israel


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A new film tries to erode evangelicals’ staunch support for Israel.

Islamic scholars criticize ancient fatwa calling for jihad


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This looks great at first glance, but as with so many of these kinds of initiatives, it looks less and less good the more one examines it.
The focus seems to be entirely upon a fatwa issues by Ibn Taymiyya. Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) was a jurist [...]