Thomas Joscelyn: Amnesty International Stands by Jihadist – The Weekly Standard

Amnesty International is at a crossroads. One path leads to a continued relationship with an admitted jihadist. The other is guided by an Amnesty official who has been outspoken in her criticism of Amnesty’s relationship with the jihadist. Thus far, Amnesty has chosen to stand by the jihadist – and chastise the whistleblower. In recent […]

Crime Pays for Somali Pirates – by Stephen Brown

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Al-Qaeda’s proxies step up terror war at sea.

The National Lawyers Guild’s Communist Roots

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  The National Lawyers Guild’s earliest antecedent was an agency known as the MOPR (the Russian initials for “International Class War Prisoners Aid Society”), which was formed by the Communist International (Comintern) in 1922 as part of its effort to infiltrate American legal organizations. Soon thereafter, MOPR became known as International Red Aid (IRA). In 1925 an American […]

Witnesses: Iran Kills 5 Protesters in Fierce Clashes in Tehran – FOXNews.com

Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontations in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said. At least five people were killed. Some accounts of the violence in Tehran were vivid and detailed, but they could not be independently confirmed because of government […]

Bomb suspect came from elite family, best schools – AP

As a member of an uppercrust Nigerian family, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab received the best schooling, from the elite British International School in West Africa to the vaunted University College London. But the education he wanted was of a different sort: Nigerian officials say his interest in extremist Islam prompted his father to warn U.S. authorities. […]

Jonathan Schanzer and Madeleine Morganstern: Rashid Khalidi Headlines Taxpayer-funded Palestinian Fest – Jewish Policy Center

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC), a U.S. taxpayer-funded organization noted for the virulent anti-Israeli attitudes of its academic members, held a conference in October at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Most of the conference was apolitical, but two lectures in particular raise (again) the question of whether PARC should be the […]

Andrew Stern

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For the entire Andrew Stern profile, click here. Selected highlights from the Andrew Stern profile: Former New Leftist Andrew Stern is the current President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the second largest labor union in North America. The economic model championed by Stern and SEIU includes universal health care, increased taxation, an expansion of social […]

Forgetting the Two-State Solution – by Joseph Klein

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Does the UN support the existence of a Jewish state?

The Left’s War Against the Boy Scouts – by Dennis Prager

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What it teaches us about so-called “progressives.”

Bret Stephens: Climategate: Follow the Money – WSJ.com

Last year, ExxonMobil donated $7 million to a grab-bag of public policy institutes, including the Aspen Institute, the Asia Society and Transparency International. It also gave a combined $125,000 to the Heritage Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis, two conservative think tanks that have offered dissenting views on what until recently was called—without […]