Learning From Winston Churchill – by Tony Blankley

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The life of the great statesman instructs how to dissent with honor and boldness.

Interview With Robert Morgenthau: Obama “smoking pot” if he thinks “being nice” to Iran is “going to get him anywhere” – WSJ.com

In the criminal justice system, the people of Manhattan have been represented for 35 years by New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. This is his story.Mr. Morgenthau, who inspired the original D.A. character on the television program “Law and Order,” will retire on Thursday at age 90. Much of the barely fictitious drama is […]

Much Ado About CAIR – by Deborah Weiss

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A new book exposes the dirt on the notorious “civil-rights” Muslim organization.

Ben Bernanke: Bust of the Year – by Vasko Kohlmayer

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Why should we expect the Fed Chairman to solve a crisis he didn’t see coming?

Kurt Loder: Avatar’s hackneyed politics – MTV Movie News

Unfortunately, whenever the action lets up and we’re returned to the piddling story, the picture slumps like a failed soufflé. It’s also heavily laced with political instruction of a most familiar sort. Cameron, who’s now 55, is a self-acknowledged aging hippie, and his boomer worldview is strictly by-the-numbers. Quaritch and Selfridge are evil Americans despoiling […]

The Bukay Affair – by Steven Plaut

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The attack against freedom of speech in Israel.

John Arquilla: Why is America still letting online jihadists run amok?, Foreign Policy

The five young men detained in Pakistan this week — like a whole new generation of jihadis — appear to have made considerable use of the Internet in their alleged approach to al Qaeda. Their story points out that, nine years after 9/11, terrorist networks are still not only able to stay in touch via […]

David Brooks: The Hanukkah Story, NYTimes.com

Tonight Jewish kids will light the menorah, spin their dreidels and get their presents, but Hanukkah is the most adult of holidays. It commemorates an event in which the good guys did horrible things, the bad guys did good things and in which everybody is flummoxed by insoluble conflicts that remain with us today. It’s […]

A God Who Hates – by Pamela Geller

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Wafa Sultan’s courageous new book.

A Cracking of the Heart – by David Horowitz

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“David Horowitz’s book is filled with the passion born of love and commitment to family.”