NSA Data Collection: Necessary, or Unconstitutional?
Although the Obama administration refuses to say that the attempted massacre by two heavily armed assailants at a “draw Mohammed” contest in Garland, Texas, was an act of terrorism directed by ISIS, there is little doubt this was the case. …
Fight Speech with Speech, and Guns with Guns
As of the moment I type this column, the available evidence indicates that two men claiming jihadist motivations attacked a Garland, Texas, free-speech event Sunday night but were gunned down by Garland police the instant they opened fire. A security …
Death for the Boston Bomber Is a Matter of National Security
The sudden outburst of weepiness for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is truly stomach-turning. As a jury decides his sentence, this is a bad time for Beantown’s legendary liberalism to rear its soft head.
Tsarnaev was merely “an …
Lessons from the Latest Paris Terror Plot
Last Sunday, a 24-year-old Algerian national, Sid Ahmed Ghlam, was arrested in Paris. He is a suspect in the murder of a Parisian woman.
Now, however, we’re learning that Ghlam was apparently planning a major terrorist attack in the …
Islamists Massacre Scores in Kenya — Again
At least 147 people have lost their lives in Al Shabaab’s latest attack on Kenya.
Earlier this morning, as they stormed central Kenya’s Garissa University College, the four terrorists singled out Christian students. They took some hostage and executed …
The Last Thing the Middle East Needs Is More Democracy
President Barack Obama gave a speech at the White House’s summit on countering violent extremism this week, which was crammed with predictable feel-good ideas for combating the imaginary root causes of Islamic extremism. And in the midst of arguing …
A Presidency Talking About Everything Except Ongoing Terror Threats
From the last Morning Jolt of the week:
Fewer Islamists Freely Roam the Streets of Europe This Morning
Good morning — and in many ways, it is a good morning. Always better to hear about sleeper cells of terrorists being …
Can France Regenerate Itself to Fight Radical Islam?
The nation of France imploded last week. Heavily armed Islamic extremists ran amok, massacring police officers, cartoonists, and shoppers at a kosher supermarket. The overall death toll reached 17, with four victims still in critical condition.
Much of the French intellectual …
France’s Week from Hell Continues
French authorities said that there are more extremists than they can monitor. At what point does deportation become an option? To quote Semisonic, You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
From the last Morning Jolt of …
How Long Would a U.S. Embassy in Tehran Remain Open?
When Republicans accuse President Obama of being Jimmy Carter’s second term, they’re not kidding: “President Obama isn’t ruling out the possibility the U.S. could one day reopen an embassy in Iran.”
What, do the youth in Tehran need some …
Better than Mayweather-Pacquiao: CNN’s Alisyn Camerota Spars with ‘Draw Muhammad’ Host Pamela Geller
On the homepage, the Editors note the tendency of media types, in the wake of last night’s attempted terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, to target the would-be victims of violence, rather than the perpetrators.
Today’s must-see television is …
Kevin: As you well know, Texans have a long and distinguished history of shooting back. In the spirit of that august past, I particularly enjoyed the below, currently making the rounds on Twitter:
(Created by Sarah Rumpf)
Don’t Blame Drones for the Tragic Deaths in Pakistan
Warren Weinstein, an American development worker, was kidnapped from his home in Lahore, Pakistan, in 2011. Aged 73, he was, according to reports today, killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike in January 2015. Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian aid worker, was …
Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing
Twenty years ago today, on a bright spring morning three days after Easter, virtually everyone in central Oklahoma heard and felt a thunderous blast, which rattled windows as far as 40 miles away and blew a hole through the heart of …
Obama Ignores the Lesson of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the first World Trade Center attack, the 1993 warm-up act for 9/11. The bombing, which was carried out by a gang of illegal aliens and others who had been illegal aliens before securing green cards, woke …
How a Slain Argentine Prosecutor Could Complicate U.S.-Iranian Negotiations
Also noted in today’s Jolt, Andres Oppenheimer of the Miami Herald said that recently slain Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman said he had testimony that “Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was one of the members of a committee that signed off on …
Don’t Call It a Comeback; al-Qaeda’s Been Here for Years
From the midweek Morning Jolt:
Don’t Call It a Comeback; al-Qaeda’s Been Here for Years
This claim of responsibility is not stunning, but the claim that the Awlaki had a hand in this is a bit surprising (and …
Why Would Obama Go to a Leaders’ March?
From the first Morning Jolt of the week:
Why Didn’t Obama Join the World Leaders’ March for Free Expression and to Oppose Islamism? Because He Thought It Was ‘Leaders Only’
The New York Daily News this morning rips President …
Just How Safe Are We From Paris-Style Attacks?
The abominable terrorist attack in Paris swept away the morning’s regular political news. A portion of the attack, including a horrific murder of a man right in the street, was caught on video and was posted here. Watch with caution.
Is It Almost Time to List Turkey as a State Sponsor of Terror?
According to Israeli intelligence, Hamas has moved its outside-Gaza headquarters from Damascus to Istanbul; it is headed by Saleh al-Arouri, whom Israel Hayom calls “an infamous arch-terrorist believed to be responsible for dozens of attacks against Israelis.”
Arouri recently plotted …