Muslims, Our Natural Allies?

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First Things and National Review turn a blind eye to jihad violence and Sharia injustice.

John Derbyshire Learns What We Cannot Talk About

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Rather than banishing the issues on race Derbyshire raised, we should bring them out into the open.

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Ambitious Turkey

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Aspiring to reshape Muslim countries in its Islamist image.

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Andrew C. McCarthy: Kill or Capture? – National Review Online

A few years ago, I got into an argument with an expert on military operations. I had written a white paper proposing the creation of a national-security court for terrorism cases. In the paper I criticized the trend to “judicialize” warfare, arguing that, in our system, judgments about the detention and treatment of alien enemy […]

Andy McCarthy: Binyam Mohammed: Is That All There Is? – National Review Online

Binyam Mohammed is an al Qaeda terrorist who planned, with his would-be partner Jose Padilla the “Dirty Bomber” to carry out mass-murder attacks in U.S. cities as part of a 9/11 “second wave.” More here. Unlike Padilla, who was prosecuted on tangentially related terrorism charges and is now serving a lengthy albeit not lengthy enough […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Holder on Holder – National Review Online

Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to criticism of the Obama administration’s handling of the Christmas bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, with an “all’s well that ends well” letter to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. Holder’s missive vigorously defends what he says was his decision to treat Abdulmutallab as a criminal defendant, to impose peacetime law-enforcement […]

Roger Kimball: Howard Zinn Professor of Contempt – National Review Online

With Howard Zinn, contemporary American academia found its court historian. Zinn, who died January 27 at 87, was like a gigantic echo chamber, accurately reproducing — and actively reinforcing — every left-wing cliché with which the academy has abetted its sense of election these past several decades. “You see how smart he is,” saith the […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: The Attorney and the General – National Review Online

Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political […]

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 […]

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 […]