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Gaffney: Save the Persecuted Christians!

In President Trump’s remarks before the National Prayer Breakfast last week, he spoke movingly about the plight of “millions of people in Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, and other countries [who] suffer under repressive and brutal regimes. America stands with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution.”

Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

Why Did Chuck Hagel Have to Go?

President Obama professed today strong appreciation for the service of his third Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel. But if he was so appreciative, why exactly is Secretary Hagel about to be former Secretary Hagel? Rumors are swirling as to whether

Gaffney: Rebirth of a Loyal Opposition

Gaffney: Rebirth of a Loyal Opposition

At a time when our country is confronting great and growing threats, the ship of state is, at best, adrift. At worst, it is headed toward, if not actually on, the shoals.   The fault lies, of course, primarily with

Will ISIS Strike America's Achilles Heel?

Will ISIS Strike America's Achilles Heel?

According to the indispensable government watchdog group Judicial Watch, the U.S.government has evidence that the jihadist Islamic State (IS) is present in Juarez, Mexico – acrossthe Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas.  Worse yet, the Texas Department of Public Safety

Declare War on Shariah

Declare War on Shariah

The National Journal called earlier this week for the United States to “declare war on ISIS.” The magazine is right to argue for a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF), a legislative vehicle that passes these days

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah

President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that

No Brainer: The 'BlueServo' Solution to Border Insecurity

No Brainer: The 'BlueServo' Solution to Border Insecurity

In the past few weeks, the Obama administration’s oft-repeated contention that “the border is more secure than ever” has been exposed for the fraud it always was. While the invasion by tens of thousands of so-called “unaccompanied illegal alien children”

The Right's Unilateral Disarmers

The Right's Unilateral Disarmers

For several years now, some on the political right have portrayed the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) as an exemplar of inappropriate federal government involvement in activities that should be left to the private sector. Worse, Exim is portrayed as engaging

Founding Father: Richard M. Scaife

Founding Father: Richard M. Scaife

On July 4, 1826, two of America’s founding fathers – former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams – passed away. Their myriad contributions to the character and direction of this country have long survived them. The same will surely be

Putin's New 'Nuclear' Option

Putin's New 'Nuclear' Option

The escalating crisis in Ukraine being engineered by Vladimir Putin is taking on the feel of the Guns of August: an inexorable march towards a wider conflict, and perhaps a conflagration.  Having few good options to prevent the Russian autocrat

Hillary's Bad Choices

Hillary's Bad Choices

Hillary Clinton has launched a saturation bombing campaign on American audiences as she aggressively promotes her new book – and, in the process, tries to salvage her 2016 presidential campaign before it is even announced.  The book is titled Hard

How Barack Obama Ends Wars

How Barack Obama Ends Wars

In discussing last week his decision to eliminate essentially all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the time his term of office ends, Mr. Obama declared:  “This is how wars end in the 21st Century – not through signing ceremonies but

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

The International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) is a Washington-based non-profit organization that, like many working these portfolios, happens to have worrisome ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.  It is, moreover, engaged in a top priority of what the Brotherhood

Jeh Johnson, Obama's 'Fixer'

Jeh Johnson, Obama's 'Fixer'

Earlier this month, the newly installed Secretary of the Homeland Security Department, Jeh Johnson, met with the father of a man murdered by an illegal alien who was allowed to drive without a license, thanks to the sort of immigration

What About Huma?

What About Huma?

Hillary Clinton is coming under scrutiny for serial fiascoes that occurred while she was Secretary of State. It’s about time. These are among the decisions that Hillary made, or at least presided over, that are emerging as real liabilities –

Obama's Empty Reassurances

Obama's Empty Reassurances

Barack Obama’s chickens are coming home to roost in Asia. During his ongoing trip to America’s most important allies in the region, he has been buffeted by ill-concealed anxieties at every stop that, these days, it is better to be

Unsafe Spaces: Islamist Mosques

Unsafe Spaces: Islamist Mosques

The contempt that America’s enemies have for the United States these days is palpable. The most obvious current example is Vladimir Putin’s disdain for President Obama, whom he regards as little more than a speed-bump on the road to his

The 'No Electric Resiliency Cabal'

The 'No Electric Resiliency Cabal'

Last Thursday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee convened what appeared to be a most timely–and much-needed–hearing. Its title was “Keeping the lights on: Are we doing enough to ensure the reliability and security of the electric grid?” Unfortunately,

Putin's Reset

Putin's Reset

So it begins. On Sunday night, Vladimir Putin’s goons took over government facilities in three cities in eastern Ukraine. They are demanding a referendum on whether more Ukrainian territory should, like Crimea, become independent enroute to voting to be annexed

California Nightmare: We Must Fix the Power Grid–Now

California Nightmare: We Must Fix the Power Grid–Now

Almost exactly a year ago, an attack on a major transformer substation outside of San Jose highlighted one of America’s most serious vulnerabilities:  If the power goes off and stays off, our nation and the vast majority of its population

Lost Leader: Farewell to Jim Schlesinger

Lost Leader: Farewell to Jim Schlesinger

There is never a good time to lose a man of the caliber, character, and vision of James R. Schlesinger. As it happens, however, the nation he loved and served for decades with such distinction is in particular need of

'Civilization Jihad' Comes to Court

'Civilization Jihad' Comes to Court

Want to know what our Islamist enemies have in mind for America? Look at Europe. Virtually every country there has found itself under siege from Muslims seeking to impose the supremacist Islamic doctrine they call shariah on everyone else. The

Don't Give Away the Internet

Don't Give Away the Internet

On Friday, March 14, 2014, the Obama administration announced that it was taking a step-without prior notice or evident consultation with Congress-to “support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model of Internet policymaking and governance.” Like so many other of Team Obama’s

An American Fukushima? Lawmakers Neglect Our Vulnerable Power Grid

An American Fukushima? Lawmakers Neglect Our Vulnerable Power Grid

Three years ago today, an earthquake-induced tsunami devastated Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power complex. The flooding knocked out power required to cool reactors and their spent fuel pools, causing dangerous – and continuing – radioactive contamination. Unfortunately, unless we act quickly,

How to Thwart Putin's 'Evil Empire' 2.0

How to Thwart Putin's 'Evil Empire' 2.0

Vladimir Putin is claiming that his invasion of parts of Ukraine is required because there are Russians in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, just as Adolf Hitler came to the “rescue” of Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia. He seems intent, however, on

America's Provocative Weakness

America's Provocative Weakness

Among former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s many illuminating “rules” is his trenchant observation that “weakness is provocative.” Indeed, the accelerating instability we see worldwide is, in no small measure, a product of the weakness being communicated at every turn

Suddenly, the Obamabomb

Suddenly, the Obamabomb

The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear-weapons program. What the two pledges

Shutting Down National Security

Shutting Down National Security

On October 15th, our military personnel will receive their paychecks as usual, thanks to a last-minute act of Congress passed in spite of the government shutdown affecting much of the rest of the government. But our servicemen and women are

End the Fratricide

End the Fratricide

The community of prominent conservatives who deeply understand and thoughtfully articulate the nature of the threat we face from our Islamist enemies and the supremacist doctrine they call shariah has long been too small for the nation’s good. In particular,

Samantha Power: The Quintessential 'Blame America First'-er

Samantha Power: The Quintessential 'Blame America First'-er

The United Nations has long been a cesspool of hostility towards the United States, Israel, and freedom more generally. It is dominated by those who promote and protect our enemies’ interests, while undermining ours. Worse yet, we pay much of

With Friends Like Qatar, Who Needs Enemies?

With Friends Like Qatar, Who Needs Enemies?

I interviewed former Deputy National Security Advisor Elliot Abrams on my show, Secure Freedom Radio, this morning. He observed that Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, will shortly be visiting the White House.  Instead of the red

Welcome to the Global Jihad

Welcome to the Global Jihad

Authorities in Massachusetts have identified suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday as Dzhokhar and (the now-deceased) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, two brothers of Chechen descent originally from Kyrgyzstan. Many Americans haven’t heard of the place; most couldn’t find it on