Category: "Terrorism"

Falling Into Radical Islam

I spent quite a few hours on the radio last week talking about the Rolling Stone magazine cover glorifying the surviving Boston Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I talked a lot about the language on the cover, including how passive it was: He "was failed by… more »

Stop force-feeding Guantanamo hunger-strikers

On Monday, federal judge Gladys Kessler ruled that she cannot stop the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners at Guantanamo Bay because her court does not have jurisdiction to change policy at the prison near the southeastern corner of Cuba. Curren… more »

Overstating Boston

A wise friend suggested to me yesterday that the Boston bombing story is “the elephant in the room, leading to total reconsideration of many issues, whether immigration, the war on terror, gun ownership, cultural decline…” Color me skeptical.… more »

Obama Dodges Denver Reporter's Hard Questions

H/T Craig Silverman Congratulations and thanks to Denver's 9News reporter Kyle Clark, who asked President Barack Obama the hardest questions I've ever heard him asked. Kyle Clark's first question to Obama: "Were the Americans under attack at the… more »

Taliban complains of media bias

THIS would be laugh-out-loud funny if it weren't likely to lead to bloodshed and death. In the meantime, can you imagine the difference in the behavior of American "mainstream" media if the American right were in fact as mean and nasty and violent as… more »

A Black Flag Day for America

On a pretense of anger about an anti-Islamic film, "ultra-conservative" Muslim "protesters" attacked the U.S. embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday. (Short video of the Cairo mob here.) In Egypt, some of the protesters scaled the… more »

Sullivan silliness

Andrew Sullivan, he of "The First Gay President" fame, has responded to a blog note of mine in which I, tongue in cheek, mentioned understanding "the temptation to waterboard" MSNBC host Chris Hayes who offered the worst of liberal gobbledygook about… more »

Domestic terrorists and media silence

Everyone needs to read this: And this: more »

Jed Babbin: Obama losing the world to win re-election

It is a truism in politics that people vote their wallets. But despite the perceived winding-down of United States involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, foreign policy remains of paramount importance for our nation's security. While we may not be able to… more »

Spiking the bin Laden Football

In May 2011, when asked by CBS News about why he would not release photos of the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Obama said, "We don't need to spike the football." How much things have changed in a year. As we've approached this week's third ann… more »
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