Reihan Salam: How ‘Avatar’ gets capitalism wrong – Forbes.com

For the last 200 years, humans have grown taller, stronger and healthier. This progress has been fastest in the countries that gave rise to the Industrial Revolution, yet it has spread throughout the world, sparking a transformation that economists Robert Fogel and Dora Costa call techno-physio evolution, “a synergism between technological and physiological improvements that […]

Pakistan In Peril – by Stephen Brown

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Military coup brewing against President Zardar.

Sayyid Qutb and the Virginia Five – by Robert Spencer

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Clues to their radicalization lie close at hand.

John Bolton: Democracy Under Arrest – WSJ.com

Universal jurisdiction” sounds like a term plucked from obscure international law journals, but it has pernicious and profoundly antidemocratic consequences in the real world. A British arrest warrant, issued over the weekend in London for former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, shows precisely why. The warrant charged Ms. Livni—the current leader of the Knesset opposition—with […]

Hamas Reascendant – by P. David Hornik

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The Palestinian jihadists may be more dangerous than ever.

A Memorial to Communism’s Victims – by Jamie Glazov

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A new group seeks to build a monument in Ottawa, Canada.

Harry Reid

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To view the full Harry Reid profile, click here. Excerpts from the Harry Reid profile: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was born in December 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada…. Over the course of his political career, Reid has been implicated in several serious ethics scandals…. Reid has been one of the Senate’s most vocal critics of the […]

AFP: Obama defends war at Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war while insisting that conflict can be morally justified.Obama’s elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King before he has even spent a year in office […]

The Battle For Pakistan – by Stephen Brown

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Obama’s “surge” will target al Qaeda.

Duke’s Jeremiah Wright – by Mark D. Tooley

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Christian pacifist Stanley Hauerwas hopes to be as “toxic” as Obama’s radical mentor.