Will the West Back the Jihad or Israel?

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The stakes are more than very high.

Thomas Joscelyn: Amnesty International Stands by Jihadist – The Weekly Standard

Amnesty International is at a crossroads. One path leads to a continued relationship with an admitted jihadist. The other is guided by an Amnesty official who has been outspoken in her criticism of Amnesty’s relationship with the jihadist. Thus far, Amnesty has chosen to stand by the jihadist – and chastise the whistleblower. In recent […]

Frank Rich and the State of Liberal Commentary

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No well-known leftist columnist better exemplifies the worst aspects of today’s left.

Andrew C. McCarthy: The Attorney and the General – National Review Online

Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political […]

Politicians in Wonderland

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What’s the real story on how many jobs the president has created?

The Heretics: Lord Christopher Monckton

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A global warming critic explains how Al Gore and his disciples are supporting mass starvation and silencing debate.

When Peace Is Not a Priority

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Why the Middle East “peace process” keeps going wrong.

Iran crackdown a ‘human rights disaster,’ report says – CNN.com

A human rights group is calling on Iran to free protesters detained after the disputed June 12 presidential election, calling the government’s crackdown on its critics a “human rights disaster.” A report released Sunday by New York-based Human Rights Watch details alleged abuses by members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Basij militia and police following widespread […]

Bin Laden endorses bomb attempt on US plane – AP

CAIRO – Osama bin Laden endorsed the failed attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and threatened new attacks against the United States in an audio message released Sunday that appeared aimed at asserting he maintains some direct command over al-Qaida-inspired offshoots. However, U.S. officials and several researchers who track terrorist groups […]

Iraq’s ‘Chemical Ali’ gets 4th death sentence – AP

Saddam Hussein’s notorious cousin “Chemical Ali” was convicted and sentenced to death by hanging on Sunday for ordering the gassing of Kurds in 1988, killing more than 5,000 in an air raid thought to be the worst single attack of its kind on civilians. It was Ali Hassan al-Majid’s fourth death sentence for crimes against […]