An Israeli Stalinist Professor’s War Against Israel – by Steven Plaut

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And how it contradicts the Koran’s teaching that Israel belongs to the Jews.

U.S. tightens international air security – POLITICO.com

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration notified airlines on Sunday.The more stringent Transportation Security Administration rules, to take effect at midnight, follow the attempted Christmas Day […]

Sderot Celebrates Hanukkah – by Anav Silverman

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With Gaza rockets amidst small flickers of hope.

Jeffrey Goldberg: In Defense of Janet Napolitano – Atlantic

Yes, I know Napolitano said something exceedingly stupid yesterday (and has now retracted it) but here’s the problem with criticism of Napolitano — she’s been on the job for less than a year. The attacks of 9/11 took place more than eight years ago. For most of that period, it was the Bush Administration in […]

Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP over health care – POLITICO.com

POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in Griffith’s district in northern Alabama.Griffith’s party switch comes on the eve of a pivotal congressional […]

Karl Rove: The President Is No B+ – WSJ.com

Barack Obama has won a place in history with the worst ratings of any president at the end of his first year: 49% approve and 46% disapprove of his job performance in the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll. There are many factors that explain it, including weakness abroad, an unprecedented spending binge at home, and making […]

Totalitarian Sentimentality – by Roger Scruton

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Why the Left is more attractive than the Right.

Emily Esfahani Smith: Islam U. – Weekly Standard

Zaytuna College, which plans to be the first accredited Muslim college in the United States, is set to open next fall in Berkeley, California. The college has been hailed as a victory for moderate Islam, a place to promote religious understanding by “blending traditional Islam and American culture and establishing a permanent place for the […]

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 […]

The Lessons of Tiger Woods – by Larry Elder

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Does Bill Clinton draw down the window shades, only to venture out under cover of night to go to the ATM?