No, the Slaughter of Christians Is Not ‘Senseless’
Find the contradiction:
Perhaps one ought not to-too carefully exegete the statements of federal officials — words like “senseless” are simply part of the jargon — but it seems a point of basic logic that if these Ethiopian Christians were …
That is the title of the article about the Islamic State that V.S. Naipaul has published in the Mail on Sunday, Britain’s best-selling Sunday newspaper. Born in Trinidad, British by adoption, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, …
The Islamic State’s New Outpost
If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.
That line sums up President Obama’s tendency to downplay foreign-policy crises with derisory humor. And today his arrogance bears its toll. This …
Bring Back the Bush Doctrine—with One Addition
What should be our strategy against ISIS? We ask the question without ever considering Iran.
What concessions about centrifuges and spent fuel should we demand to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power? We ask the question never linking the …
Jim Baker: Russia (and Iran) Need to Be Part of Long-Term Solution in Middle East
Longtime White House official James Baker, whose service in the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations saw a string of foreign-policy successes that stand in marked contrast to the uninterrupted failures of U.S. statecraft since the start of …
McDonough: We Didn’t Threaten Families. We Explained the Law.
White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday the Obama administration only terrified families of kidnapped American citizens in order to make “clear what the law is” regarding trying to ransom the life of a loved one.
McDonough, who …
Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Al-Qaeda Probably Stronger than It’s Ever Been’
Last week the vice president dismissed critics of American policy in the Middle East, those who were saying the Islamic State was on the rise and Iraq was falling to sectarian violence. Those critics look quite reasonable just a few …
Saving Persecuted Christians
Johnnie Moore, formerly pastor of Liberty University and currently chief of staff to Hollywood producer Mark Burnett, has lately been devoting his time to doing something to help persecuted Christians — those displaced and under threat by the grave evil …
SNL’s ISIS Sketch Was Funny—and We Need More Like It
Apparently “half the Internet” was outraged, but I found Saturday Night Live’s “controversial” Islamic State sketch not just amusing, but sharp. In case you missed it:
Twitter users leapt to scold the skit — which parodies Toyota’s “My …
The Islamic State’s Utopian Vision
For his posthumous 1937 book Mahomet et Charlemagne: Byzance, Islam et Occident dans le haut Moyen Age, Belgian historian Henri Pirenne became an early victim of political correctness in the academy.
Already taking hold in the 1930s was an account of …
Hayden: Air War Really Is Exactly Like Casual Sex
Former CIA director Michael Hayden explained Sunday his simile comparing an air-only campaign against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) to casual sex, and the close reading made the comparison even more persuasive.
Speaking with Fox News …
WashPost Dares to Ask: Why Can’t There Be Tasteful Beheadings?
To the old truth that people who read the tabloids have a better grip on national crises than people who read the destination media, the Washington Post’s Abby Phillip adds a few paragraphs:
The decisions by both tabloids [the Post …