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 […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Gitmo Does Not Cause Terrorism – National Review Online

So we’re going to shut down the detention center at the U.S. naval base on Guantanamo Bay and move the 200-plus terrorists detained there to a seldom-used civilian correctional center in Thomson, Ill. And we’re doing it, the Obama administration and Sen. Dick Durbin assure us, not because they want to use federal money to […]

Jim Manzi: Keeping America’s Edge – National Affairs

The United States is in a tough spot. As we dig ourselves out from a serious financial crisis and a deep recession, our very efforts to recover are exacerbating much more fundamental problems that our country has let fester for too long. Beyond our short-term worries, and behind many of today’s political debates, lurks the […]

Carrots for Khartoum – by Faith J. H. McDonnell

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Now is not the time to reward Sudan’s repressive regime.

Abe Greenwald: Is Obama getting mugged by reality? – National Review Online

Abe Greenwald on National Review Online.

Reihan Salam: Obama the Pundit-in-Chief, The Agenda

The Agenda on National Review Online.

Frederick W. Kagan and William Kristol: Support the President, Weekly Standard

President Obama has ordered sufficient reinforcements to Afghanistan to execute a war strategy that can succeed. We applaud this decision. And we urge everyone to rally round the effort to defeat our enemies and accomplish objectives vital to America’s national security.Obama’s decision, and the speech in which it was announced, were not flawless. The president […]

MARK STEYN: Obama the unrealistic realist, National Review Online

If you happen to live in Kabul or Jalalabad, Ghurian or Kandahar, then a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is, indeed, about Afghanistan. If you live anywhere else on the planet, a U.S. presidential speech about Afghanistan is really about America — about American will, American purpose, American energy. How quickly the bright new dawn […]

Andrew C. McCarthy: Alinsky Does Afghanistan, National Review Online

If there is one word that captures President Obama’s much-anticipated Afghanistan speech, it is “cynical.” Yes, the speech was also internally contradictory, counter-historical, and premised on fatally flawed assumptions about Islam and the Afghan people. Cynicism, however, is the defining feature of Obama speeches. This one was no different: from its use of the United […]

Dean Obama – Victor Davis Hanson – The Corner on National Review Online

Dean Obama – Victor Davis Hanson – The Corner on National Review Online.