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. [...]

Robert Gibbs: Transparently Toolish, Mocks Palin with Palm Note


From Lori Ziganto’s latest article at iowntheworld.
Oh, so hilarious,Robert Gibbs ! Stay classy, Press Secretary to the President of the United States!
Imagine: He thought this joke was so good, he actually prepared it before the presser. MKH is calling him the Dane Cook of politics for ripping off a goof that’s already been done three times by [...]

Polanski’s Wife: It Wasn’t Rape, It Was ’70s Sex


Roman Polanski’s wife wants you to know the truth about her husband.  You’ll find that “truth” printed in thousands of articles, a handful with unfortunate headlines like these:
Roman Polanski’s Wife Talks About Sex Case
Wife Understands Women’s Shock at Polanski Sex Case but Says Today Is Not Permissive 1970s
The phrase “sex case” has been used in [...]

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Christopher Hitchens: Arthur Koestler’s manic intellectual career – The Atlantic


I cannot recall a book title that was less well-shaped to its subject. Far from being a “skeptic,” Arthur Koestler was a man not merely convinced but actively enthused by practically any intellectual or political or mental scheme that came his way. When he was in the throes of an allegiance, he positively abhorred doubt, […]

Is Climategate The Last Gasp of Global Warming Hysteria?


As the Climategate scandal continues to unfold, it appears the final chapter is being written in the great anthropogenic global warming swindle pushed so vigorously and for so long by the world’s leading climate change hoax-perpetrator, former Vice President Al Gore. The scandal is a case of “scientists cooking the books, changing the research, changing [...]

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From the Pen of David Horowitz: December 3, 2009


Antonio Gramsci once described the revolutionary temperament as a pessimism of the intellect and an optimism of the will. For the veterans of my radical generation, the balance was tipped when we sustained what seemed like irreparable injury to our sense of historical possibility. It was not even so much the feeling that the left [...]