• Trolling for War with Russia

    Trolling for War with Russia

    Some 50 State Department officials have signed a memo calling on President Obama to launch air and missile strikes on the Damascus regime of Bashar Assad. A “judicious use of stand-off and air weapons,” they claim, “would undergird and drive | Read More »

  • Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

    Is ISIS Faithful to Islam?

    “We are not at war with Islam,” said John Kasich after the Brussels massacre, “We’re at war with radical Islam.”
    Kasich’s point raises a question: Does the Islamic faith in any way sanction or condone what those suicide bombers did?

  • TSA: Total Security Abyss

    TSA: Total Security Abyss

    While a TSA agent pawed my hair bun this weekend, presumably on high alert for improvised explosive bobby pins, I pondered the latest news on the Somalia airplane terror attack.

  • We Will Never Destroy ISIS Without a Full-Blown Declaration of War

    We Will Never Destroy ISIS Without a Full-Blown Declaration of War

    Speaker Paul Ryan’s statesmanship may just get the job done.

  • Show Me the War: That Will End ISIS Money

    Show Me the War: That Will End ISIS Money

    We know the ways and means to destroy the Islamic State. But we’re not doing it.

  • Pretend Answers on Terror

    Pretend Answers on Terror

    I wish I were as confident as many politicians and news commentators. They know what America should do about ISIS and terrorism.

  • I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    I’ve Changed. This Is War. Seal the Borders. Stop the Visas.

    A hardline shift from an immigration reformer.

  • President Obama's Umpteenth Tired, Dishonest Speech on Terrorism

    President Obama’s Umpteenth Tired, Dishonest Speech on Terrorism

    Once again, President Obama emerged from his permanent sabbatical on the war on terror to inform us, in a bizarre address from the Oval Office, that he has things firmly under control and there’s no need for us Americans to be concerned.

  • Are Trump and Putin Right?

    Are Trump and Putin Right?

    Monday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosted a spirited discussion with Donald Trump on whether he was right in asserting that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated as the towers came down on 9/11.

  • History Returns Violently in the Mediterranean and Beyond

    History Returns Violently in the Mediterranean and Beyond

    Sometimes you can learn something about today’s world from a history book — even a book about obscure characters in a long-ago time in a far-away corner of the planet, featuring conflicts between regimes that ceased existing at least a century ago.

  • Political Translations

    Political Translations

    It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words.

  • Will Europe Man Up?

    Will Europe Man Up?

    If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdown.

  • If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS

    If We Want to Destroy ISIS, We Can Destroy ISIS

    Let’s say it loud and often. If we want to destroy ISIS, we can destroy ISIS. Perhaps I am stating the obvious, but I want to state it anyway. Why? Because I am not hearing it enough.

  • Obama's Phony War

    Obama’s Phony War

    Tell me: What’s a suicide bomber doing with a passport? He’s not going anywhere. And, though I’m not a religious scholar, I doubt that a passport is required in paradise for a martyr to access his 72 black-eyed virgins.

  • Obama Gets Really Angry ... at Americans

    Obama Gets Really Angry … at Americans

    Three days after the Islamic State terrorist attacks in Paris, Americans were primed to hear their president express heartfelt anger, which he did in his press conference in Antalya, Turkey, at the end of the G-20 summit. And they did hear him describe ISIS as “this barbaric terrorist organization” and acknowledge that the “terrible events in Paris were a terrible and sickening setback.”

  • Obama's Pathological Blindness

    Obama’s Pathological Blindness

    It’s hard to believe we twice elected a president who refuses to defend the United States. I think people who used to dismiss our criticism of President Obama as extreme are now realizing just how naive they were.

  • To End Wars -- Trump vs. Sanders

    To End Wars — Trump vs. Sanders

    Barack Obama sought as his legacy to bring an end to the two longest wars in U.S. history. On Oct. 15, he, again, admitted failure.

  • U.S. Leadership Ushers New Age of Christian Martyrdom

    U.S. Leadership Ushers New Age of Christian Martyrdom

    Wherever U.S. leadership has helped Islamic jihadis topple secular autocrats in the name of “democracy and freedom,” indigenous Christian minorities are being forced to convert to Islam or die.

  • Muslim History vs Western Fantasy: The ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Context

    Muslim History vs Western Fantasy: The ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Context

    One of the primary reasons Islamic and Western nations are “worlds apart” is because the way they understand the world is worlds apart. Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.

  • Obama Throws Christian Refugees to Lions

    Obama Throws Christian Refugees to Lions

    The fate of those Iraqi Christians who had fled from the Islamic State only to be incarcerated in the United States has finally been decided by the Obama administration: they are to be thrown back to the lions, where they will likely be persecuted if not slaughtered like so many Iraqi Christians before them.