Olympics Opening Ceremony: Liberty Forgotten

Bruce Bawer is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center and the author of “While Europe Slept” and “Surrender.” His book "The Victims' Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind" is just out from Broadside / Harper Collins.


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Socialism takes center stage, while Britain’s most important cultural contributions are nowhere to be found.

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The Olympic Spirit of Appeasement


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Why the games’ refusal to grant a moment of silence for the Munich Massacre signals weakness in the face of hate.

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‘Electronically Supervised’ Terrorist Arrested Near Olympic Site


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Britain’s embarrassing security negligence.

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Olympic Committee On Munich Moment of Silence Refusal: ‘Muslims Tied Our Hands’


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Failing to do the right thing because of Islamic intimidation.

The Olympic Spirit and the Islamic Spirit

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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How fear of terrorism became as much a part of the games as symbols of torches and rings.

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No Moment of Silence for Slain Israeli Olympians

Giulio Meotti, a journalist with Il Foglio, is the author of the book, "A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel's Victims of Terrorism."


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Forty years later, the Olympic games will again be stained with disgrace.

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Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics

Mary Belle Snow lives in Montecito California


Rio fans celebrate after their city made it through another round for the nomination of host city for the 2016 Olympics at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Rio de Janeiro, represented in Copenhagen by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva , delivered a passionate appeal for South America to [...]

Chicagoland – IDB Editorial

Mary Belle Snow lives in Montecito California


As his hometown turned into a killing field, Obama remained silent until the Albert video inconveniently went viral in the middle of his and the first lady’s courtship of Olympic honchos. Now he expresses belated shock through a spokesman.
Maybe there’s a reason for his silence. As a local legislator, Obama was soft on violent gang [...]