The Rise of the Ignoramus Jihadist


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Islamic terrorists are not ignorant and poor, but neither are they truly educated.

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.

Is Kim Jong-Il Fearful of an Uprising?


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Mysterious sinking of South Korean vessel could be response to increasing unrest among North Korean citizens.

GOP mines coal-country anxieties – POLITICO.com


Republicans believe there are three words so powerful that they might reshape the political order in an economically beleaguered corner of the country: War on coal. With Democrats holding total control of the federal government and a cap-and-trade bill still looming, the GOP is fanning widespread coal country fears that the national Democratic Party is […]

Rush Limbaugh Responds to Abe Foxman


Earlier this week, I posed a political question in the process and in the context of trying to help a friend and my audience understand the concept that people ask me about a lot: “Why are so many Jewish people liberal?” And a friend of mine — a good friend of mine, Norman Podhoretz — […]

Radical Son Reflections, Part I: The Hidden Blessing of Inequality


Today, we will start a new series here at NewsRealblog, the subject of which will be David Horowitz’s political memoirs Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. I started reading this book, described by P.J. O’Rourke as “one of the best political memoirs I have ever read,” for the first time a few days ago and will [...]

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NRO’s Peter Wehner Schools Pat Robertson on Christian Theology


As news began to pour in yesterday from Haiti, my thoughts turned to Mission of Hope , an orphanage-school which friends of mine volunteered at.  I wondered about their safety, the safety of the children and staff, and the condition of the ministry’s infrastructure.  I thought about the country, the stories I’d heard, the history [...]

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