Guess Who ‘Enjoys’ US-Israeli Tensions

Who is having an “unusual and enjoyable new experience” watching the US-Israel spat? Q: Who said the following? It has been an unusual and enjoyable new experience to be able to look on as the Israelis argued with their most important ally. The fact that the dispute is over Jewish settlements is even better for […]

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Miss USA: Pole-dancing, Hezbollah-supporting agent provocateur?

A very strange development this one is, indeed. But we are besieged by the bizarre these days, including the Ground Zero mosque, which some are suggesting is a “flag of conquest.” Anyway, a thoroughly modern American institution has now been handed to an individual with some particularly odd idiosyncrasies, including having a Muslim background that […]

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Thoughts on the Start of Israeli-Palestinian “Proximity Talks”

by Daniel Pipes May 10, 2010 Cross-posted from National Review Online U.S.Middle East Special Envoy George Mitchell issued a statement confirming that the first round of “proximity talks” began yesterday between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority. Here follow some reflections on what Mitchell calls “serious and wide-ranging” discussions and I call a counterproductive […]

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Gibbs Can’t Say If Obama Used Sexual Slur Against Tea Party Activists in Interview With Newsweek Editor

By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer (CNSNews.com) – White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said he did not know and could not imagine asking President Barack Obama whether he used the vulgar sexual term “tea baggers” to describe Americans active in the Tea Party movement. But he added that he would check. “I can’t imagine I would […]

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Jeb Bush carries the Bush political torch

By: Jonathan Martin April 28, 2010 04:54 AM EDT Talk privately to just about any leading Republican about the 2012 presidential race, and you’ll often hear a sentence that starts with: “If his last name were …” They’re talking about the former two-term governor of one of America’s largest states who is a reformer, a […]

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In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online April 27, 2010 “Nothing is more Western than hatred of the West.” So writes the French novelist and essayist Pascal Bruckner in his book La tyrannie de la pénitence (2006), capably translated into English by Steven Rendall and recently published by Princeton University Press as The Tyranny of Guilt: […]

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