ISIS Is Barack Obama’s Creation
Throughout the last third of George W. Bush’s presidency, opinion leaders were obsessed with the question of mistakes. Among most members of the press and among Democratic office holders (even, or perhaps especially, those who had voted to approve ...
The President’s Sanctimony on Syrian Refugees
President Barack Obama has seen the enemy, and it is the refusal to accept more Syrian refugees.
#ad#From the tone of his post-Paris remarks, you’d think that a sophisticated terrorist assault on a major Western city is a ...
After Paris, Obama Refuses to Lead
Tell me: What’s a suicide bomber doing with a passport? He’s not going anywhere. And, though I’m not a religious scholar, I doubt that a passport is required in paradise for a martyr to access his 72 black-eyed ...
Sanders's 'Democratic Socialism' Speech Annoys Dem Insiders
It was a moment some had predicted would go down alongside Barack Obama’s 2008 speech on race and JFK’s 1960 speech on his Roman Catholicism in the annals of American political history. In front of an incongruous backdrop of Catholic ...
President Obama Demonizes Dissent – Again
Admitting Syrian refugees into the United States presents two concerns — one over security, and one over identity. The first is urgent and concrete, and failure will be measured in bodies; the second is long-term and, though more difficult to assess, ...
No, John Oliver, France Is Not in a ‘Pastry Fight’ with Jihadists
It feels odd to take space in a serious political outlet to rebut the argument of a comedian, but when the comedian is John Oliver — and the modern Left is the modern Left — it is sometimes necessary. We live in ...
Portland College Kids Called the Cops Over Mean Social-Media Posts
On Tuesday, the Portland (Ore.) police responded to a report of an “online threat” at Lewis and Clark College: People saying mean things on social media.
According to a report from the police bureau, the posts in question appeared on ...
Hillary’s Campaign Ordered a Comedy Club Not to Make Fun of Her — Someone Should Tell Her This Isn’t China
Hillary Clinton’s campaign thought it was okay to order a comedy club not to make fun of her, which is obviously a totally normal thing to do.
That is, if this were China.
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Zero Evidence That More and More Women in Texas Are Performing Abortions on Themselves
How many women in Texas perform self-induced abortions? This week, the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) released a study on this question. Their argument is that after the state bill known as HB 2 went into effect in 2013 — resulting in the ...
Bipartisan Support for Reforming a Long-Abused Guest-Worker Program
The stars aligned for immigration-patriots this past week. A bipartisan group of senators, headed by Republican Chuck Grassley and Democrat Dick Durbin, introduced a pro-American H-1B reform bill aimed at correcting the chronic abuses of the long-compromised guest-worker program. ...
Rethinking American Transportation
When surface-transportation policy was last significantly overhauled in the United States, in 1991, Americans who wanted to travel to an unfamiliar location used paper maps, usually purchased from a bookstore or gas station. If they were on a toll road, they ...
What Ben Carson Doesn’t Know
Ben Carson is not stupid, and anyone who says he is can be ignored in serious political discussions.
But a man who spends his life reaching the summit of the medical profession obviously hasn’t had a lot of time ...
Obama’s Fecklessness on ISIS Pushes France into Putin’s Arms
‘You don’t win a war with planes, so we need ground forces.”
Those words, spoken yesterday to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, are very important — because they were offered on American television by France’s ambassador to the United States. ...
A New House Bill on Syrian Refugees Doesn’t Protect Americans
The current proposal being considered in the House of Representatives in response to the president’s dangerous refugee plan — the American SAFE Act — fails to defend the interests of the American people. It is based on a flawed premise, as ...
There’s No Denying Chris Christie Is a Serious Political Talent
Paris was for all Americans, but especially for Republicans, a summons to seriousness that should have two immediate impacts on the Republican presidential contest. It should awaken the party’s nominating electorate from its reveries about treating the presidency as ...
Obama Rests Comfortably after Paris Attacks
At last, a Western leader is at war with radical Islam.
Too bad it is not Obama.
Leave it to a French socialist, namely President Francois Hollande, to take the battle to ISIS. “It’s an act of war,” he ...
UC–Merced 'Teach-In': Kid with ISIS Flag Pic Went on Stabbing Spree Because of Masculinity
University of California–Merced hosted a “teach-in” to explain that a student who went on a stabbing spree before being killed by a campus police officer did so because of his masculinity – and definitely not because of Islamic extremism — despite ...
John Kerry Walks Back Charlie Hebdo ‘Rationale’ Comments
Secretary of State John Kerry is walking back his suggestion that January’s Charlie Hebdo massacre had “a rationale” that was absent from the ISIS-backed attack on Paris last week.
“There are no grounds of history — religion, ideology, psychology, politics, ...
Take Off the Gloves and Level ISIS HQ
Let’s be generous and say that President Obama is half-hearted in fighting the ongoing battle against ISIS and the wider War on Radical Islam.
“We have a military strategy that is putting enormous pressure on ISIL through airstrikes,” Obama ...
Obama: GOP Rhetoric ‘Potent Recruitment Tool' for ISIS
President Obama accused Republicans of delivering a propaganda victory to ISIS by opposing his plan to bring Syrian refugees to the United States.
“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for [ISIS] than some of the rhetoric coming ...
A New Bipartisan Education Bill Curbs Obama-Era Overreach
Last week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who is soon to depart, gave a swan-song address in Boston. Recounting a tenure spent treating the U.S. Department of Education like a national school board, he took special pains to celebrate ...
A Day in the Life of the ISIS 24-Hour Help Desk
In the aftermath of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, it’s been reported that the assailants may have used the encrypted technology of PlayStation 4 and WhatsApp to communicate while avoiding surveillance. For anyone who has attempted to pull off ...
When the hacker group Anonymous announced it was launching a campaign against the Islamic State (“These are not the 72 virgins they were expecting,” as one now immortal online quipster put it), something happened that was, in its way, remarkable: Most ...
The attacks in France illuminate more than questions about terrorism or refugee policy. It now appears that several of the Paris murderers were home-grown, and while this evil stems from myriad causes, it is certain that the French values of “...
Canada’s Successful Child Tax Benefit
As election season gears up, candidates have begun competing for the allegiance of American families. Among reform conservatives, pro-family policies along the lines of the $2,500 child tax credit (CTC) proposed by Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) have garnered considerable support. ...
European Migration Policy after Paris
Much earlier this year, long before the Paris murders, most practical people had arrived at a clear idea of what measures were needed to improve European immigration policy and to stabilize the crisis (though “crisis” is a kind description of ...
Racism Isn’t Dead — But It Is on Life Support
Random thoughts on the passing scene:
Some financial institutions may be considered “too big to fail,” but contemporary Western society may be too frivolous to survive. The Romans had bread and circuses to keep the masses passive and unthinking. We ...
Who Believes Obama’s Crew Can Vet the Syrian Refugees?
Back in May, with ISIS ascendant, the Obama Pentagon ordered U.S. military bases here at home to raise their force-protection condition status (FPCON) to “Bravo” amid a “general increase in the threat environment.”
FPCON is the military’s security ...
Keeping Out Jihadists: What the Constitution Tells Us About States’ Powers
The jihadist attacks in Paris this past weekend have raised anew grave concerns about the president’s aggressive policy of settling tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in cities and towns across the United States. More than two dozen governors ...
House Republicans Push Lynch to Name Special Prosecutor in Clinton Probe
Forty-four House Republicans called for a special prosecutor to investigate the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server in a letter hand-delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday.
“Members of the military and intelligence communities ...
John Kerry: Charlie Hebdo Shooting is ‘Different’ from Paris Attacks
Secretary of State John Kerry believes that the terrorist attacks in Paris last week are a more demonstrable assault on Western society than the massacre of Charlie Hebdo writers that took place in January.
Kerry made the distinction while addressing ...
College Op-Ed: The Phrase ‘Man Cave’ Is Offensive
According to a recent student op ed, a bro-dude calling a room in his house a “man cave” is not just obnoxious but truly harmful to women and a “disgusting patriarchal myth.”
“While I think it’s perfectly acceptable, and ...
Chris Matthews: FDR Never Declared War on Catholics, So Don't Call ISIS Islamic
It’s wrong to describe ISIS as Islamic, since FDR “never declared war on the Catholics,” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews argued Monday night.
Commenting on Sen. Rubio (R-Fla.) describing the fight against ISIS as a “clash of civilizations,” Matthews said ...
Trailing Badly and Running Out of Time, Vitter Goes on Offense in Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana — With a loud crunch, the SUV carrying Senator David Vitter and his wife, Wendy, backed into the sedan his staffer was driving.
Both cars hastily pulled back into their opposite parking spaces in the lot of the ...
Coddled College Students Need to Grow Up
The understandable gut reaction to reports of #BlackLivesMatter protesters disrupting students at the Dartmouth College library is to say the protesters should be arrested. They should be, but that almost seems to grant their actions too much legitimacy. They are ...
I left the Republican party a long time ago for a number of reasons, one of which is that I didn’t want to be part of any organization that had Arlen Specter as a member. The man this magazine ...
Stop the Bleeding at Our Borders
There was a painful irony when France’s immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.
#ad#Someone once said that ...
Self-Congratulatory Symbols and Slogans Won’t Stop Violent Terrorism
The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of it. The French designer Jean Jullien sketched it as soon as he ...
In the Face of Terror, Parisians Keep Living
Before I heard the news, before the phone calls and e-mails from friends and family confirming my safety, it was already apparent that something was happening in Paris.
#ad#Walking home from dinner, I noticed that the terrace of a ...
A Smoking-Gun E-mail Exposes the Bias of The Hunting Ground
A so-called documentary about campus rape, The Hunting Ground, is set to air Thursday on CNN, which co-produced it. But a newly available e-mail from an investigative producer of the film spectacularly belies its pretensions to be honest, balanced journalism. ...
What Australia Can Teach other Countries about Illegal Immigration
Recently, Singapore celebrated 50 years of nationhood. The success of this remarkable country is a vivid exemplar of the proposition that we still live in a world of nation-states.
Singapore’s birth in August 1965 was traumatic. It was a tiny country ...
Rand Paul Calls for 'Immediate Moratorium on Visas for Refugees'
Senator Rand Paul is introducing legislation to impose “an immediate moratorium on visas for refugees” in response to the Paris terrorist attacks.
“I think that the best way to defend the country from attackers, attackers that don’t really have ...
Sharing a ‘Peace for Paris’ Graphic Won’t Stop Terror Attacks
Symbols used in the wake of tragedy can be powerful tools. They can bring a group of people together or drive them apart. They can convey a message of strength and solidarity. In the wake of the terror attacks in ...
New E-mail: Hillary Clinton ‘Often Confused’ as Secretary of State
A newly revealed e-mail sent by top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin in January 2013 shows that the then-outgoing secretary of state was “often confused” and had to have her schedule explained to her by staff.
#ad#Released to conservative watchdog ...
Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz
Iowa representative Steve King will back Ted Cruz in the 2016 caucuses, handing Cruz an influential conservative endorsement in the crucial early-voting state.
King, a firebrand who holds sway in social-conservative circles and in his western Iowa district, made the announcement ...
The Doomed Crusade Against Daily Fantasy Sports
Last week, New York State attorney general Eric Schneiderman issued cease-and-desist letters to DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily-fantasy-sports (DFS) companies, claiming that the games they offer constitute illegal gambling under New York law. The companies have responded with ...
After the Paris Massacre, the Debate Is Closed — ISIS Poses a Special Threat to the West
For the past 18 months, I and others have repeatedly warned that ISIS posed a special threat to Western nations. We were often accused of scaremongering or warmongering. But then came last Friday. And now that the war has come home — ...
Encountering God, Who Is Good
Early Friday morning, hours before the horror in Paris, I was in the meditation room in Newark Airport’s Terminal C. In one corner was a Muslim man on the prayer mat there, facing Mecca. I was on my knees ...
Jindal Protests Sending of Syrian Refugees to New Orleans
Governor Bobby Jindal protested the settlement of Syrian refugees in New Orleans in a letter to President Obama following the terrorist attack in Paris.
“It is irresponsible and severely disconcerting to place individuals, who may or may not have ties ...
Two Portraits of American Philanthropy: Isabella’s Will and Katharine’s Mission
You might not wait all year long for National Philanthropy Day, but here it is nonetheless.
In 1986, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November 15 National Philanthropy Day to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of private giving.
Mindful of that tradition, we might ...
Obama: Dissent Is Not American
Three days after the Islamic State’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Americans were primed to hear their president express heartfelt anger, which he did in his press conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the end of the G-20 summit. And they ...
The Ululations of Radical College Crybabies
Deray Mckesson, the professional agitator whose racial rabble-rousing began at tax-subsidized Teach for America, proudly unveiled his new enterprise on the Internet on Thursday: a website chronicling “THE DEMANDS” of his radical brothers and sisters on college campuses across Northern ...
Veto-Proof House Majority Backs Halt to Syrian Refugee Program
Legislation that would halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States passed the House with broad bipartisan support today, as President Obama’s team failed to assure even many Democrats that the current resettlement process is secure.
Hillary Says: Stop Mocking Me! Or Else.
While in Los Angeles last week for fundraising, Hillary Clinton felt like updating her humor protocols by stopping off at the famed Laugh Factory. The roster of comedians that have performed at the renowned Los Angeles venue is no laughing ...
A U.S. Defense Policy for the 21st Century
The savage attacks on Paris last week are a reminder of what is at stake in this election: We are choosing not just the president of the United States, but the leader of the free world.
The last seven years ...
Gavin Newsom’s Imaginary National Rifle Association of Time Past
So sayeth California’s lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom:
. @NRA has changed for the worse in the past 20 yrs because they’ve gone from repping their members 2 serving as lobbyists for gun industry
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 19, 2015
I forget who at ...
Hillary: Term 'Islamic Terrorism' Is a 'Distraction' that Plays into Terrorists' Hands
Calling the terrorists who struck Paris “Islamic” only “plays into the hands” of these terrorists, Hillary Clinton argued this morning at the Council on Foreign Relations.
“Islam is not our adversary,” Clinton said. “Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and ...
Clinton Defends Obama’s ‘JV Team' Label for ISIS
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton refused to say Thursday that President Obama misjudged the danger posed by ISIS when he called it the “JV team” of Islamic terrorism early last year, explaining that the label made sense “from the perspective of ...
The Pink Guards on Campus
The Red Guards were the terrorist vanguard, mainly teenagers and people in their 20s, who helped Mao Tse-Tung execute the Cultural Revolution. Their first skirmishes were waged against the administrations of Tsinghua University and Peking University, which they accused of ...
Pay Up, and Up, and Up: Developing Nations Set to Make Demands at Climate-Change Talks in Paris
‘What will it take to get an agreement in Paris?”
That’s the question on the minds of environmental activists, U.S. State Department officials, and foreign bureaucrats as we approach the latest round of United Nations climate-change negotiations in ...
Thank God and the GOP for the 13th Amendment
On December 6, 1864, less than one month after his reelection, President Abraham Lincoln sent to Capitol Hill what would be his final State of the Union address. As he neared the conclusion, he called for the House to pass, as the ...
Kurds and Christians Fight Back against ISIS in Syria
‘ISIS asked us for a cease-fire two days ago,” Kino told me. “They asked us for a safe pass out of Hasakah. The forces here refused to do that, because we want to finish them.”
My translator, an Assyrian American ...
Bush Embraces His Family’s Interventionist Legacy
Charleston, S.C. — It wasn’t supposed to happen this way for Jeb Bush.
The presidential candidate whose campaign was to be anchored by talk of economic mobility — and who so often insists he’s his “own man,” endeavoring to ...
Did O’Reilly Finally Go Too Far?
Earlier this month, premier Fox newsman Bill O’Reilly became unhinged on live television. A red-faced O’Reilly loudly and repeatedly called his invited guest, Washington Post columnist and fellow conservative Fox News journalist George Will, a “hack” and accused ...
France’s No-Go Zones: Assimilation-Resistant Muslims Are the Real Refugee Problem
The jihad is raging in Paris. President Hollande repeatedly declares that France is at war, and press reporting has highlighted the French military’s combat operations against ISIS in Syria. But what the French are most worried about — and what ...
The Trouble with the ‘Nation of Immigrants’ Argument
Listen for a few minutes to the raging debate over the fate of the Syrian refugees, and you will hear a familiar phrase rear its weary head: “The United States is a nation of immigrants.” This line has two purposes ...
It’s Not Just Republicans Who Distrust Obama on the Refugee Question
President Obama took his post-Paris traveling reprimand circus to the Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila yesterday, where he continued his taunting of the real enemy in the wake of the attacks and the refugee debate simmering in response to them: ...
The Left’s Dishonest Biblical Argument for Taking in Syrian Refugees
Is Jesus telling America to open its borders? To read the secular and religious Left — and to hear President Obama speak — you’d think that American Christians who argue against welcoming Syrian migrants to our shores are hateful, bigoted hypocrites ...
University Hosts ‘Retreat’ for Students Who ‘Self-Identify As White’
The University of Vermont hosted a three-day retreat for students who “self-identify as white” — whatever the hell that means — to deal with their terrible, horrible, no-good-very-bad privilege.
The retreat, titled “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify ...
Bush Calls for U.S. Ground Troops to Combat ISIS
Charleston, S.C. — Jeb Bush Wednesday called for the immediate formation of a U.S.-led coalition to combat ISIS with ground troops in the Middle East, a muscular proposal that goes beyond his past prescriptions for more airstrikes.
Cruz to Obama: 'Come Back and Insult Me to My Face'
Ted Cruz on Wednesday lashed out at President Barack Obama for accusing GOP presidential hopefuls of posturing for political gain on the issue of Syrian refugees.
“It is utterly unbefitting of a president to be engaging in those kinds of ...
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Once upon a time, before Al Gore invented the Internet, National Review was just a magazine. ...
The Democrats and the European Model
It has become common wisdom on the Left that the United States needs to be more like Europe. Democratic candidates like Hillary Clinton and, especially, Bernie Sanders can hardly contain their enthusiasm for the European model of the modern social ...
How Ted Cruz Became a Jeff Sessions Republican
When Ted Cruz argued in the most recent Republican debate that the ongoing flow of immigrants into the country will “drive down the wages” of millions of Americans, it was a departure for him.
#ad#Cruz has long supported higher ...
Christie Sees Opening in Primary Race as National Security Takes Center Stage
Last Friday’s massacre of 129 innocent Parisians by Islamic terrorists is driving a political transformation in Europe. Could it cause a similar transformation in the U.S.?
Chris Christie is counting on it. The New Jersey governor was booted from ...
There Are Serious, Unbigoted Reasons to Be Wary of a Flood of Syrian Refugees
Among politicians and their clingers-on, journalists, nothing takes hold like a bad historical analogy. Thus as politicians — 29 governors chief among them — call for a halt to our Syrian-refugee-resettlement program on the grounds that it might be exploited as a conduit ...
Obama Still Convinced of His ISIS Strategy: Events? What Events?
According to legend, if not actual historians, Harold Macmillan was once asked what he most feared could derail his agenda. The British prime minister allegedly said, “Events, my dear boy, events.”
Macmillan may never have actually said it, but the ...
Al Sharpton's National Action Network Salary Went Up 70 Percent Last Year
Al Sharpton got a 70 percent raise from his nonprofit last year, bringing his compensation above $412,000, according to new tax records filed last week.
The leading nonprofit watchdog, Charity Navigator, says $150,000 is the median compensation for the top executive at comparable ...
SEIU Endorses Clinton, Dealing Blow to Sanders
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the powerful 1.9 million-member group that helped fast-food workers protest for a $15 minimum wage, endorsed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Tuesday.
“Hillary Clinton has proven she will fight, deliver, and win for working families,” ...
Jeb Bush: Don’t Ban Muslim Refugees
Florence, S.C. — Jeb Bush today refused to support an outright ban on Muslim refugees from Syria entering the United States, arguing that screening protocols must be examined before any decisions are made. He reiterated, however, that Christians should be ...
To Defeat ISIS, Put Boots on the Ground
Since the Paris attacks there have been an avalanche of pledges to destroy ISIS, to wage “pitiless” or “merciless” war against the world’s worst and most bloodthirsty terrorist organization. Don’t listen. These pledges are just so much noise — ...
The Immigration Crisis that Made Paris Possible
Looking at the notes I made while reporting from Eastern Europe last month, it’s striking how inevitable an event like Friday’s Paris massacres seemed to those on the ground. Top officials and intellectuals in Hungary and Austria described ...
Lynch: Lois Lerner Protected by DOJ's 'Prosecutorial Discretion'
Justice Department officials used “prosecutorial discretion” to shelter former IRS official Lois Lerner from a grand jury after she was held in contempt of Congress.
“I believe that in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the matter was handled and was ...
Religious Minorities Victimized in Iraq
On November 12, the very day the U.S. joined the military coalition Operation Free Sinjar against ISIS, Iraq enacted a law that will further victimize religious minorities, who have already endured horrific atrocities as the victims of ISIS genocide.
President Obama Is Just Not Interested in Defeating ISIS
There was a revealing moment Sunday at the G20 summit in Turkey: As all stood for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Paris terror attacks, Barack Obama walked in late. This is the president who made ...
The University Gone Feral
The university, long exempted from social norms and rules, has gone wild in the 21st century — or rather, regressed to pre-puberty.
The University of Missouri campus police now request that students — a group not known for polite vocabulary — call law ...
The ’60s Is Repeating Itself in Universities and Black Neighborhoods
Riots in black neighborhoods. Rebellions on campus. The news these past few months and particularly in the past week has been full of stories that remind us, as William Faulkner wrote a little more than half a century after the ...
The Left’s Wrong Reactions to the Paris Terrorist Attack
The Left’s reactions to the terrorist attack on Paris are in keeping with its tradition of getting almost everything wrong.
Take Bernie Sanders, for example. At the Democratic presidential debate on Saturday night, one day after the Paris attack, ...
To Avoid Letting the Terrorists Win, Make Them Lose
CNN’s Sally Kohn has today been kind enough to provide us all with a perfectly distilled example of what, post-Paris, has become a popular progressive talking point. “Y’all realize,” Kohn wrote on Twitter this morning, that “ISIS wants ...
House Republicans Call for Halt to Syrian-Refugee Program
As the aftershocks of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris continue to reverberate, members of the House Armed Services Committee are paving a legislative path forward, grappling with provisions in the soon-to-be-signed National Defense Authorization Act, and with funding for ...
Steve King on Europe’s Migrant Crisis, ‘Kicking Doors Down’ on Immigrants, and Why the Time Was Right to Endorse Ted Cruz
Iowa congressman Steve King, who has relished his potential to play kingmaker in this Republican presidential race, announced Monday morning that he’s endorsing Ted Cruz, providing a boost to the Texas senator’s organization ahead of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation ...
Refugee Resettlement Is Immoral
In his Monday press conference on the latest Islamist atrocities, President Obama said that the United States must “welcome refugees who are desperately seeking safety” and that “slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values.” ...
America’s Brave Soldiers: Lions Led by Donkeys
In 14 years of continual combat, has there ever been a greater disconnect between our warrior class and the civilians who purport to lead them? American politicians still don’t understand our enemy, still don’t understand the capabilities and limitations ...
Obama Insists ISIS Is Contained
President Obama is standing by his Friday morning statement that “we have contained” ISIS in the wake of the group’s deadly attacks in Paris.
“Part of the reason that it is important what we do in Iraq and Syria ...
France Must Lead the Way in Destroying ISIS
There are a few comparatively bright spots in the otherwise unspeakable horror of the terrorist outrages in Paris. As I wrote here after the Charlie Hebdo and Jewish Market murders in Paris in January of this year, the French know ...
The Left Seems to Define Poverty Up to Make America Look Worse Than It Is
As a general rule, when scholars call your work “garbage” and “nonsensical,” either you’ve struck a nerve or made a horrible blunder. When it comes to a Vox attack on our recent National Review Online article, “America’s Unexceptional ...
Democrats’ PC Refusal to Name ‘Radical Islam’ Betrays a Deeper Weakness
During Saturday’s debate, all three Democratic presidential candidates refused to say that the U.S. was at war with “radical Islam.” They all bobbed and weaved as they tried to follow the PC line and avoid admitting that obvious ...
Was Paris an Act of War? Yes, No, or Duck the Issue?
In terms of population size, the 129 persons murdered in Paris were equivalent to losing 1,000 Americans in our nation’s capital. With echoes of 9/11, President Hollande declared the massacre an “act of war,” pledging to fight with “all the necessary means, ...
Sanders: I Am STILL Sick and Tired of Hillary Clinton’s E-mail
Days after saying Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state raised “valid questions,” and after hints from his campaign that he’d take a tougher line on the issue, during Saturday night’...
The Sunday after the shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, I attended Mass at a Catholic church in a very conservative suburb in a Western state where gun rights are in the main unquestioned. As he spoke ...