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 […]

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


Abe Greenwald on National Review Online.

A Cracking of the Heart – by David Horowitz


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“David Horowitz’s book is filled with the passion born of love and commitment to family.”

TSA accidentally reveals airport security secrets – washingtonpost.com


The Transportation Security Administration inadvertently revealed closely guarded secrets related to airport passenger screening practices when it posted online this spring a document as part of a contract solicitation, the agency confirmed Tuesday. via TSA accidentally reveals airport security secrets – washingtonpost.com.

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


The Agenda on National Review Online.

U.S. sees homegrown Muslim extremism as rising threat — latimes.com


The Obama administration, grappling with a spate of recent Islamic terrorism cases on U.S. soil, has concluded that the country confronts a rising threat from homegrown extremism.Anti-terrorism officials and experts see signs of accelerated radicalization among American Muslims, driven by a wave of English-language online propaganda and reflected in aspiring fighters’ trips to hot spots […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Best of the Top 10 Lists of 2009


Swine Flu Recovery Kit makes list of Top 10 Stupid Holiday Gifts.

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December brings with it so many fun-filled occasions to celebrate with friends and family – the awkward family dinner where your son blurts out “Mommy says Gramma drivers her crazy,” or the mandatory office party where you had too much to drink and ran [...]