Missing the Point on Human Rights

The Norwegian Nobel Committee held its annual awards ceremony last week in Oslo, where it intended to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese intellectual and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Still imprisoned, Liu was prevented from traveling to Oslo to participate […]

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Here Come the Burqa Bans

by David J. Rusin  •  May 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm Call it the fashion trend of the year. Westerners are sick and tired of burqas and niqabs — the face-covering veils worn by a minority of Muslim women — and they are not going to take it anymore. Most remarkable of all, many politicians […]

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Gore: Organized Campaign Behind Climate Skeptics

Former Vice President Al Gore says critics of his global warming warnings are part of a “massive, organized campaign.” Appearing on the Norwegian talk show “Skavlan” to promote his newest book “Our Choice,” Gore said: “There has been a very large, organized campaign to try to convince people that it [global warming] is not real, […]

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Nobel Prize for Obama Backfires

By: Ronald Kessler If the Norwegian Nobel Committee thought it was bolstering President Barack Obama’s prestige in the world by awarding him the 2009 Peace Prize, it was wrong. From the liberal Huffington Post and Daily Kos to the Washington Post and the Times of London, opinion makers have denounced the decision as a joke, […]

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That Nobel Peace Prize: Bashes Bush, Handcuffs Obama

By Daniel Pipes National Review Online October 9, 2009 “He won what?” is the first universal reaction. And second, at least on the Right: “Why did they do that?” Even the Nobel committee’s citation does not pretend Barack Obama has actually achieved anything. Rather, it was given to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen […]

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