And Judas Said Unto Them, “What Will You Give Me If I Betray…?”


Somewhere in Washington D.C., probably at about one in the morning, a man closed a door against the noise and sat down on his bed. From the haggard, miserable look he had worn the entire evening, I doubt that he was smiling at the darkness. In fact, as the silence closed around, the heavy and [...]

Open Thread: AMERICAN ISLAM?


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A big part of the self-reputation of many Muslims living in the West, mainly those who were born and raised here, is that they’re good and decent human beings by virtue of Islam. But in reality, these “Muslims” reject Islamic values and embrace Western ones, whether they admit it to themselves or not. They [...]

Obama’s New Year Gift to the Saudi King – by Nonie Darwish


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How the KSM trial in New York will boost Muslim clerics’ call for hate and justifications for 9/11.

Robert Samuelson: A Parody of Leadership – RealClearPolitics


WASHINGTON — Barack Obama’s quest for historic health care legislation has turned into a parody of leadership. We usually associate presidential leadership with the pursuit of goals that, though initially unpopular, serve America’s long-term interests. Obama has reversed this. He’s championing increasingly unpopular legislation that threatens the country’s long-term interests. “This isn’t about me,” he […]

Guy Sorman: Bad Ideas Never Die – City Journal


French public intellectuals have a reputation—well-deserved—for being socialists, Marxists, or Trotskyists. One thinks in this regard of popular figures like Jean-Paul Sartre, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, and Simone de Beauvoir, all with fan clubs on American campuses. Some French thinkers, however, have carried forward another intellectual tradition, that of classical liberalism—pro-democracy and pro-market—and running from […]

Fun with Semantics at ThinkProgress


Semantics–the study of meanings and interpretation of meanings-can be fun. Take, for example, the liberal blog ThinkProgress. On its website, the blog proudly touts that it is “a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization.” Yet, in the very next paragraph, they [...]

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Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney


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The hardest choices ahead.