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Rogan: Obama WH ‘More Concerned with Domestic Popular Opinion Rather Than Foreign Strategic Threat’

Make sure to check out Tom’s recent piece on the Islamic State and James Foley’s murder, “A Man of Courage and ISIS’s Face of Evil.”

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Bernard Lewis, ‘the Imam’

More than once, after 9/11, I asked Bernard Lewis, “Did you ever think your expertise would be so useful? And so in demand?” “No!” he’d say, sometimes with a laugh. Bernard Lewis was an historian of the Middle East, and one of the great scholars of our time. His first name, by the way, is pronounced ... Read More
Film & TV

The Elephant Man: Neglected David Lynch Classic

Released in 1980, David Lynch’s The Elephant Man is the one Lynch film that found a mesmerizing middle ground between conventional Hollywood story structure and its director’s surreal dreamscapes. Yet today it seems on the verge of being forgotten, and that’s a shame. It’s an exceptionally unusual and ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Keeping Catholic Foster Care in Philly

Last week, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a complaint in a Pennsylvania district court on behalf of foster parents working with Catholic Social Services at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Despite issuing a recent plea for more people to step up as candidates for foster parents, the city of ... Read More
Politics & Policy

De Blasio’s Delusions

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