As standoff with Iran continues, U.S. prepares targeted sanctions – washingtonpost.com

The Obama administration is readying sanctions against discrete elements of the Iranian government, including those involved in the deadly crackdown on Iranian protesters, marking a shift to a more aggressive U.S. posture toward the Islamic republic, U.S. officials said. Ten months after President Obama set a year-end deadline for Iran to engage with world powers […]

William McGurn: Obama Puts the Dis in Dissident – WSJ.com

Here’s a timely New Year’s resolution the president might do well to deliver to his National Security Council: “When it comes to nasty regimes that brutalize their people, we will never again forget that the most powerful weapon in a president’s arsenal is a White House photo-op.”The December headlines remind us that we have no […]

The impudent tyranny of Harry Reid – Washington Examiner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada is proving once again the maxim that darkness hates the light. Buried in his massive amendment to the Senate version of Obamacare is Reid’s anti-democratic poison pill designed to prevent any future Congress from repealing the central feature of this monstrous legislation. Beginning on page 1,000 of the […]

Janet Daley: There’ll be nowhere to run from the new world government – Telegraph

There is scope for debate – and innumerable newspaper quizzes – about who was the most influential public figure of the year, or which the most significant event. But there can be little doubt which word won the prize for most important adjective. 2009 was the year in which “global” swept the rest of the […]

Free Speech on Trial – by Robert Spencer

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Geert Wilders is a test case for freedom.

Forgetting the Two-State Solution – by Joseph Klein

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Does the UN support the existence of a Jewish state?