Calling ISIS What It Is – Evil

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Getting moral clarity.

Jihad Denial in New York

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New York Times and Hamas-linked CAIR vs. the Truth.

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Israel Completing Rebuttal to Goldstone Report – NYTimes.com

TEL AVIV — The Israeli military is completing a rebuttal to a United Nations report accusing it of grave violations of international and humanitarian law in its Gaza invasion a year ago. Its central aim is to dispel the report’s harsh conclusion — that the death of noncombatants and destruction of civilian infrastructure were part […]

David Brooks: Obama is the Pragmatic Leviathan – NYTimes.com

When I was in college, I was assigned “Leviathan,” by Thomas Hobbes. On the cover was an image from the first edition of the book, published in 1651. It shows the British nation as a large man. The people make up the muscles and flesh. Then at the top, there is the king, who is […]

Russian Dissident’s Passion Endures Despite Tests – NYTimes.com

MOSCOW — You almost feel sorry for the police officer tasked with detaining Lyudmila M. Alexeyeva as she led an unsanctioned protest on New Year’s Eve. It is not just that at 82 years of age she appears as fragile as a porcelain teacup, or that she was dressed as a Snow Maiden, complete with […]

Britain Moves to Ban Islamic Group – NYTimes.com

LONDON — Britain said Tuesday it was outlawing a radical Islamic group that had incited outrage by planning a protest march through the streets of a town made famous for its somber ceremonies honoring British soldiers killed in Afghanistan. via Britain Moves to Ban Islamic Group – NYTimes.com.

In ‘Game Change,’ Insight, Anew, on the 2008 Campaign – NYTimes.com

Why another book on the 2008 campaign, a year after the inauguration of President Obama? What more is there to say about a race that was covered day in and day out by newspapers, magazines, television, radio and bloggers? Is there anything more to learn about the candidates — and does it matter to an […]

G.O.P. Attacks Reid Over Comments – NYTimes.com

Republicans on Sunday sought to portray racially insensitive remarks attributed to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, in a new book as similar to comments made in 2002 by Trent Lott, the Republican leader who was forced to step down. via G.O.P. Attacks Reid Over Comments – NYTimes.com.

Suicide Bombing Puts a Rare Face on C.I.A.’s Work – NYTimes.com

In the fall of 2001, as an anguished nation came to grips with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a slender, soft-spoken economics major named Elizabeth Hanson set out to write her senior thesis at Colby College in Maine. Her question was a timely one: How do the world’s three major faith traditions apply economic principles? […]

The First Senator From the Tea Party? – New York Times Magazine

Magazine Preview – The First Senator From the Tea Party? – NYTimes.com.