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 […]

Obama’s War – by Matt Gurney

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The hardest choices ahead.