Ignoring Christian Oppression in China

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World Evangelical Alliance: it’s “turn the other cheek,” not “turn and look away.”

G.O.P. Attacks Reid Over Comments – NYTimes.com

Republicans on Sunday sought to portray racially insensitive remarks attributed to Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, in a new book as similar to comments made in 2002 by Trent Lott, the Republican leader who was forced to step down. via G.O.P. Attacks Reid Over Comments – NYTimes.com.

Obama: No Gitmo transfers to Yemen ‘at this time’ – POLITICO.com

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will halt all transfers of Guantanamo prisoners to Yemen for now, but insisted he is not wavering in his commitment to shut down the prison for terror suspects. “Given the unsettled situation, I’ve spoken to the attorney general and we’ve agreed that we will not be […]

Bret Stephens: Airport Security and Our Incompetent Civilization – WSJ.com

When does a civilization become incompetent? I’ve been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame. But […]

U.S. tightens international air security – POLITICO.com

All travelers flying into the U.S. from foreign countries will receive tightened random screening, and 100 percent of passengers from 14 terrorism-prone countries will be patted down and have their carry-ons searched, the Obama administration notified airlines on Sunday.The more stringent Transportation Security Administration rules, to take effect at midnight, follow the attempted Christmas Day […]

Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com

Iranian authorities continued arresting hundreds of opposition members and accused the United States and Britain on Tuesday of orchestrating the violent demonstrations that rocked the capital and other cities on Sunday. via Iran Lashes Out at West Over Protests – NYTimes.com.

Iranians’ Cry for Freedom – by Lisa Daftari

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Daring Iranians continue to take to the streets.

Nanny State Gone Wild – by Michelle Malkin

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Defining dependency up.

Witnesses: Iran Kills 5 Protesters in Fierce Clashes in Tehran – FOXNews.com

Iranian security forces fired on stone-throwing protesters in the center of the capital Sunday in one of the bloodiest confrontations in months, opposition Web sites and witnesses said. At least five people were killed. Some accounts of the violence in Tehran were vivid and detailed, but they could not be independently confirmed because of government […]

Security reviews under way after airliner attack – AP

Investigators piecing together a brazen attempt to bring down a trans-Atlantic airliner said Sunday the suspect tucked a small bag holding his deadly concoction on his body, using an explosive that would have been easily detected with the right airport equipment. His success in smuggling and partially igniting the material on Friday’s flight to Detroit […]