As standoff with Iran continues, U.S. prepares targeted sanctions – washingtonpost.com

The Obama administration is readying sanctions against discrete elements of the Iranian government, including those involved in the deadly crackdown on Iranian protesters, marking a shift to a more aggressive U.S. posture toward the Islamic republic, U.S. officials said. Ten months after President Obama set a year-end deadline for Iran to engage with world powers […]

Battleground Yemen – by Ryan Mauro

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The War on Terror turns towards two insurgencies on the Arabian Peninsula.

Willful Blindness – by Jamie Glazov

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The Obama administration’s refusal to accept what’s causing Muslims to terrorize us.

Deceiving the Young – by Rich Trzupek

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Rock the Vote’s racy new video misleads young people about Obamacare.

Gabriel Schoenfeld: How the Left politicized the terrorist watch list — latimes.com

The case of the alleged Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, is being called a massive intelligence failure. And the evidence thus far does suggest a possible lapse in the government’s management of terrorist watch lists. But if so, the blame doesn’t lie wholly with government agencies charged with maintaining the lists. Some share of responsibility […]

Ralph Peters: Lying to ourselves about Islam – NYPOST.com

On Christmas Day, an Islamist fanatic tried to blow up an airplane whose passengers were mostly Christians. And we helped. Our government gets no thanks for preventing a tragedy. Only the bomber’s ineptitude preserved the lives of nearly 300 innocents. How did we help Umar Abdulmutallab, a wealthy Muslim university graduate who decided that Allah […]

William McGurn: Obama Puts the Dis in Dissident – WSJ.com

Here’s a timely New Year’s resolution the president might do well to deliver to his National Security Council: “When it comes to nasty regimes that brutalize their people, we will never again forget that the most powerful weapon in a president’s arsenal is a White House photo-op.”The December headlines remind us that we have no […]

Iran’s Resurgent Revolution – by Ryan Mauro

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The death of dissident cleric Ayatollah Montazeri energizes the democratic opposition.

Iranians’ Cry for Freedom – by Lisa Daftari

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Daring Iranians continue to take to the streets.

Preventing the Next Terrorist Attack – by Andrew Cline

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Why the new airport security measures won’t stop future bombing attempts.