A Post About Comments: Thanks to Ron Paul Fans, I Have An Answer for Swindle and Rushkoff


Last month, Editor David Swindle introduced NRB guests to the sagacious Douglas Rushkoff and his latest work, Digital Nation. Joining the author in his musings about the mental dribble and dung that accounts for much of what is consumed by the “Digital Nation,” Swindle posed the question:
“Is the Internet Destroying Our Lives or Enriching Them?”
Before [...]

Jeffrey Goldberg: Leon Wieseltier, Andrew Sullivan and Anti-Semitism – The Atlantic


Here are a couple of observations about Leon and Andrew, based on a more careful reading of Leon’s piece, and a look back at some of Andrew's greatest hits. 1 I don’t mean this as a cop-out, but Chait says much of what I would say, but better. 2 Like Chait, I don’t believe that […]

Why is it When We Post about Ron Paul We Get Anti-Semitic Commenters?


From a comment on Jeanette Pryor’s post yesterday about Sarah Palin and Rand Paul:
i am guessing that you are and/either/or of the following ….a neo-con, a jew, a zionist……….right?
and you support sustained foreign military action primarily on behalf of israel, right?
well those viewpoints do not serve the best interests of the united states of america [...]

A Non-Violent Jihadi is Still a Jihadi


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How Hizb ut-Tahrir spreads extremism around the world.

The New Israel Fund and the Next War


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The Israeli government has an opportunity to clear the way for any future war to end not only in military victory, but in political victory for Israel as well.

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority President


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  Click here to view the full Mahmoud Abbas profile. Excerpts from the Mahmoud Abbas profile: In the mid-1950s Abbas became involved in underground Palestinian politics, and joined a number of exiled Palestinians in Qatar. While there, he recruited numerous people who would become key figures in the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and was one of the […]

Legal Jihad to Silence Christian Action Network? – by Ryan Mauro


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A Muslim group sues to silence critics of Islamic extremism.

Joel Beinin Whines about Israeli Airport’s “Harassment” – by Steven Plaut


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Why might a recent visitor of Israel’s enemies be detained when entering Israel?