Thanks to Mike D. for contributing this note...and footnotes.
As one of his first acts in office, President Obama decided to close Guantánamo Bay in Cuba without a plan for releasing the prisoners connected to al-Qaida. The consequences for… more »
Although I just saw this cartoon yesterday for the first time, it's apparently several years old. It is one of the most powerful political images I've ever seen.
It raises two primary thoughts for me. First, while we're rightly focused on our serious… more »
Israel has killed the most senior Hamas leader it's targeted since 2004:
It reminds me of an old joke:
What do you call a bus full of lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start.
What do you… more »
While I never like news of civilian casualties, and particularly wounded or killed children, the news from Gaza seems to show a remarkably low level of such "collateral damage" (less than 20% of deaths, reportedly) given the scale of attack being… more »
Although I’ve known Joshua Sharf from the blogging world for a couple of years, I’ve paid closer attention to his race for the State House of Representatives because of being his replacement here on the Gang of Four. It turns out that the race,… more »
After the recent flap of John McCain's statement connecting Tehran to Sunni groups, including Barack Obama saying that it shows McCain doesn't know what he's talking about (and unfortunately McCain backed away from his comment, making Obama look right),… more »
Democrats and the liberal media are in an uproar about the destruction in 2005 of tapes showing the CIA's 2003 interrogation of two terrorists. The Justice Department and CIA are beginning a joint inquiry.
There are no good guys in this story, as I… more »
This article, A Grim Milestone Ignored by Patrick Poole is an important reminder of what's going on in the world:
http://frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=453D47F2-EA57-43CD-8DF8-403A77F960BB more »