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Pennywise, Securityfoolish

The Wall Street Journal argues persuasively that America’s current economic woes are rooted not in “imperial overstretch” (liberal historian Paul Kennedy’s phrase) but rather in “entitlement overstretch” (as described by military historian Andrew Krepinevich). That is, the economic crisis is

Yale and Media Honchos Abuse Free Speech

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has ranked Yale University as among the worst violators of free speech on U.S. campuses. Alum Michael Rubin, writing at Commentary, provides examples: In 2009, Yale College Dean Mary Miller censored the

The MSM Kowtows To the Brotherhood

Jose Maria Aznar, former prime minister of Spain, grasps how free people should respond to the revolt in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East: On the one hand, they must do all within their power to “support those seeking

WikiLeaks Harms Global Security

Julian Assange Reckless transparency comes at a high price – Security. In an extensive update on the WikiLeaks’ torrential release of State Department cables (login required to read whole article), Oxford Analytica, an international consulting firm providing geopolitical analysis of

Wallowing in Bias at NYU J-School

A recent event at New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute is a prime example of politicized, dumbed down, parodic “education” geared to desensitizing students to the seeking of truth based on evidence and historical facts. More exactly, this occasion –

Critics Deride Obama's "Pro-Business" India Approach

The New York Post reports that President Obama’s purpose in including more than 250 business executives in his vast entourage in Mumbai is to promote job-hatching, cross-continental business deals. Another story, from the New York Times, adds that this export-promoting

The New York Times on Imam Rauf: The Journalism That Failed

Andrew Bostom, whose trenchant scholarly work on Islam deserves more attention, rightly compares Anne Barnard’s sanitized profile in the New York Times of the Ground Zero Mosque’s originator, Imam Feisal Rauf, to Communist agitprop. For Bostom, Barnard’s “Balancing Act for

U.S. State Department is Building… Mosques

What else is the State Department larding out, at hard-pressed taxpayers’ expense, to facilitate “understanding” with the Muslim world? What else, that is, in addition to Ground-Zero-Mega-Mosque Imam Rauf’s likely fund-raising gig in five, oil rich countries? Just as it

By Dawn's Early Light: How the MSM Fawns over Johnsen

Despite repeated, uxorious, absurdly one-sided endorsements from the liberal media, the February 4 vote on President Obama’s year-old nomination of “darling of the left” Dawn Johnsen to head the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) has mercifully been postponed.

Rethinking Bush: A Year Later, How the MSM Cracked Up

The mainstream media’s headlong and heady descent into denigrating George W. Bush over the last decade signaled a dark moment in media history that has surely damaged American consciousness. Caught up in “Bush-bashing,” the MSM reached a critical turning point,

Blackguards – Media and 'Justice' – Gang Up on Blackwater

Think press malpractice when, in political matters, you hear prosecutorial malpractice. Indictments by the Justice Department against five former security guards for Xe, the private-security firm and military contractor formerly known as Blackwater, were recently jettisoned by a D.C. district