Andrew C. McCarthy: Rigging the Numbers on Terror – National Review Online


It is welcome news that the Obama administration has reversed its irrational decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 plotters in Manhattan’s federal court. So far, however, the administration has merely — and grudgingly — begun to climb out of this hole of its own making.The president seems more poised to move […]

Biden In Iraq To Referee New Outbreak In Same Old Sunni-Shiite War


Here’s a real laugher. President Obama has dispatched his trusty VP. Joe Biden to Iraq to referee a peace settlement between warring Sunni-Shiite Muslims.  Good luck with that, Mr. VP.  I hope he has a good whistle.  The recent barring of five-hundred or so Sunni-Ba’athist affiliated candidates from participation in the coming March election has [...]

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Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online


Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]