Jim Geraghty: The Travails of Martha Coakley – National Review Online

Presumably Martha Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general aiming to be that state’s next U.S. senator, has more political skill than she’s demonstrated in recent days. She must be on a spectacularly ill-timed run of bad luck and rookie mistakes. As Republican Scott Brown has roared from unknown to potential upset winner, Coakley came under fire […]

Daniel Henninger: An Obama-GOP Entente on Terror – WSJ.com

After Barack Obama won the election, several Bush appointees running the war on terror came by our offices to sum up. On each visit, one point recurred: Coming into this world from the outside, they soon realized the scale of responsibility was larger than anything they had imagined. If the Hasan massacre at Fort Hood […]

Full Report: Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israel Hatred on the Huffington Post

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Welcome to the ugly side of the most powerful blog in the world.

Council on American-Islamic Relations

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  Excerpt from the Council on American-Islamic Relations profile: The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was co-founded in 1994 by Nihad Awad and Omar Ahmad, both of whom had close ties to the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), which was established by senior Hamas operative Mousa Abu Marzook and functioned as Hamas’ public relations and […]

Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com

“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

Drugging the West

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Chavez becomes a major player in narcotics trafficking.

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

Poll: 7 in 10 Afghans support US forces – AP

Nearly seven in 10 Afghans support the presence of U.S. forces in their country, and 61 percent favor the military buildup of 37,000 U.S. and NATO reinforcements now deploying, according to a poll released Monday. Support for U.S. and NATO forces, however, drops sharply in the south and east where the fighting is the most […]

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin

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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.