A bin Laden reader is long overdue. People should read as much bin Laden as they can stomach. There is no way to understand the foe without delving into his corpus. In 2004 the government put out an unclassified (FOUO) 289 page compilation of bin Laden statements from 1994-2004, and it is great. The notion that we spread his propaganda by discussing his ideas implies that our views are too weak to hold up. I think it is important in the battle of ideas to have a fair and complete assessment of both sides. I have no doubt which will come out on top.
Kamala Harris is set to announce her candidacy for president sometime around Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What sort of chief executive would she be? Well, here’s your first clue: On December 5, Harris posed a series of written questions to Brian Buescher, President Trump’s nominee for district court in ... Read More
The temporary shutdown of parts of the federal government is a good argument for the permanent shutdown of parts of the federal government. When one of his colleagues voiced frustration with the slow pace of conservative reform in the 1990s, Newt Gingrich replied, “Rome wasn’t burned in a day.” That’s ... Read More
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EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader (Even those otherwise occupied by their doorbell love), Like Jeffrey Epstein when the new Sears Junior Miss catalogue comes out, I ... Read More
"In my country the people can do as they like, although it often happens that they don't like what they have done." -- Winston Churchill, 1946 London During the Second World War, as U.S. power was eclipsing Britain's, Harold Macmillan, a future prime minister, reportedly said, "These Americans ... Read More
One way to understand the Democratic opposition to the judicial nomination of Brian Buescher over his membership in the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus is as a test run in preventing their worst nightmare: the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Democratic senators Kamala ... Read More