Blogs

  • WHEN DISCRIMINATION IS APPROPRIATE

    Islamic extremists in Kenya complain about harsh treatment from the government, even as they perpetrate horrific attacks that make such discrimination logical and necessary. In late November, militants fired on a bus with bullets and rocket propelled grenades. They then separated non-Muslim passengers and forced them to lie on the…

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  • Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo Daalder – Rebecca Costa

    Ivo H. Daalder is currently the President of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Prior to this, he was appointed United States Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary by President Barack Obama in May 2009.…

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  • PROUD TO SHOW THE WORLD CELEBRATIONS OF BUTCHERY

    Beyond the unspeakable brutality of the crime itself, the most shocking aspect of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre involved the reaction of Palestinian mobs throughout Gaza and the West Bank. Crowds surged into the street in celebration, handing out candies, setting off firecrackers, and wielding axes to honor the killers who…

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  • Excusing—and Celebrating—Savagery

    In efforts to explain the savage, senseless butchery of the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators referred to “provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. Even the president of the United States strained to sound even-handed in the face of a shameless display of Islamist barbarity. “Too many…

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  • USING LIES TO JUSTIFY TERROR

    In efforts to explain the Jerusalem synagogue massacre, left-leaning commentators refer to “Jewish provocation” and a so-called “cycle of violence” involving both sides. They cite the destruction in this summer's Gaza War –a conflict that only began in response to incessant Hamas rocket attacks, and ended as soon as those…

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  • IN 1492, COLUMBUS DISCOVERED….A MOSQUE?!

    Leftwing activists want to replace Columbus Day with “Indigenous Peoples Day” but the President of Turkey might prefer “Islamic Explorers Day.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a delegation of Latin American Muslims that Islamic sailors discovered the New World in 1178, insisting that when Columbus arrived “the religion of Islam was…

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  • WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    WILL NEW SLEEPING BAGS REALLY HELP THE HOMELESS?

    Good intentions hardly guarantee good results, as a young activist in Seattle is about to discover. Eddie Wang, a recent graduate of University of Washington, is raising money to provide comfortable new sleeping bags for all homeless people in the Seattle area – an estimated 3,000 of them. He's half-way…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    This week's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: Horace – Odes, Book 3 Poem 4 Vis consili expers mole ruit sua “Power without wisdom falls by its own weight” Brought to you by www.billbennett.com

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  • Stupid Myths about Turnout, Demographics and GOP Victory

    You've heard the nonsense: Republicans swept the nation because turnout in the midterm elections was shamefully low, with people of color staying home and allowing a surge of old, angry white males to dominate the contests in state after state. This narrative may make Democrats feel better about the outcome…

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