Ike’s Gamble

When Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute told me he’s writing a book on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Middle East policy, I nodded politely, wondering why someone engaged in current policy issues would devote himself to a topic of mainly antiquarian interest. Well, having now read Ike’s Gamble, I know the answer: his topic is […]

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McConnell on Allowing Vote to Increase Debt Limit: ‘My Job Is to Protect the Country’

(CNSNews.com) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.) defended his decision to block fellow Republican Ted Cruz’ (R-Tex.) threatened filibuster of a bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling that contained no spending reduction concessions from the White House. “My job is to protect the country when I can and to step up and lead […]

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Special Report: Poll Shows Romney Leading Obama Among Jews; Is This Possible?

A tracking poll published Thursday by TIPP for Investors’ Business Daily shows the hard-to-believe statistic of 44% support for Mitt Romney among likely Jewish voters, versus 40% for Obama, with 16% undecided. The statistic is qualified with the comment that it is based on a small sample and should therefore be viewed with caution. The […]

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Postmodern Memorial Will Strip Eisenhower’s Legacy

This week two more Congressmen, Dan Lungren (R–CA) and Aaron Schock (R–IL), joined the Eisenhower family in opposing Frank Gehry’s design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial, which disrobes a statesman of his legacy and slaps Eisenhower’s name on what is, in fact, a monument to the national experiment in moral relativism. In art and […]

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Like Washington, Eisenhower’s Farewell Address Counseled Balance

Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Farewell Address. The speech ranks, as Eisenhower intended it to, with Washington’s Farewell Address as a masterpiece of American rhetoric, of balance, and of prudent, far-seeing counsel. It is the fate of such masterpieces to be much quoted but seldom read. […]

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US: $60 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudis Won’t Change Balance

by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu Saudi Arabia’s shopping list for American-made weapons has swelled to $60 billion, double the amount estimated for the previously announced purchase of 84 F-15 warplanes. The oil kingdom now is interested in 132 attack helicopters worth another $30 billion, but the Obama administration insists, “The proposed sale of this equipment and […]

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Why do Muslims Murder Americans?

by Daniel Greenfield The writer separates fact from revisionist history. Muslims didn’t need Israel as an excuse to murder Americans. The latest talking point in the Western terrorism apologist camp is that Islamic terrorism against Americans began in 1968 when a PLO supporter named Siran Sirhan assassinated Robert Kennedy. Thaddeus Russel, a radical professor and […]

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How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 25, 2010  The 7/7 bombings in London, in which Islamists killed 52 and injured 700, prompted British authorities to work with Muslims to avoid future violence.  However, rather than turn to anti-Islamist Muslims who reject the triumphalist goal of applying Islamic law in Europe, they promoted non-violent Islamists, […]

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