Moderate Makeover of an Extreme Religion


After reading some of the recent NRB posts about “Moderate Islam”, I had to chime in with a few thoughts I’ve had about the issue over the years.
Islam is teaching us about what it actually is through the behavior of its most consistent practitioners, forcing “Moderate Muslims” to distance themselves from their normatively immoderate religion and prophet. [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: February 9, 2010


A democracy at war is faced with problems dictatorships find avoidable. Its citizens have a responsibility—as the Left never tires of repeating—not to abandon the freedoms they are defending, in order to defend them. The imperative can be abused, however, as the Left’s actions constantly remind us. Justice Robert H. Jackson warned Americans, following the [...]

Anger all around for Democratic leaders – POLITICO.com


President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught. The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi […]

Obama takes steps to bolster security – latimes.com


Declaring that “the buck stops with me,” President Obama on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt and ordered a series of incremental measures meant to close gaps in the U.S. intelligence system that failed to detect it in advance.The president avoided blaming any particular agency or […]

Jimmy Carter and the Politics of Apology – by Jacob Laksin


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The ex-president never meant to stigmatize Israel – except when he did.

Sebelius Praises Abortion “Accounting Trick” in ObamaCare


Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke with a representative from BlogHer, about abortion coverage in the health care bill soon to be approved by the U.S. Senate.
Sebelius was very blunt with BlogHer’s Morra Aarons-Mele: Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray (both Democrats of course) have come up with a rather ingenious way to force Americans to [...]

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Abbas Milani: The Great Satan Myth, The New Republic


The Iranian regime has never found itself more vulnerable. And, with this vulnerability, it has never leaned more heavily on its own narrative of history. This narrative, of course, has a central antagonist, a character conjured as the “Great Satan.” As this Koranic moniker implies, the Islamic Republic ascribes supernatural qualities to its adversary: From […]

Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney


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The hardest choices ahead.