Obama’s Pretend Counterterrorism Policy

by Daniel Pipes National Review August 29, 2011 N.B.: National Review title is “Making Believe: our terrorism non-policy”; in addition, this text differs in many small ways from the published version With trumpets and drum rolls, the White House in early August released a policy paper on methods to prevent terrorism, said to have been […]

Full Story

The Center for American Progress Gets the Financials Wrong

by Daniel Pipes September 2, 2011 To much attention, the leftist Center for American Progress just issued a report, Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America, written by no less than five co-authors (Wajahat Ali, Eli Clifton, Matthew Duss, Lee Fang, Scott Keyes, and Faiz Shakir). It’s the predictable leftist-Islamist alarmism about […]

Full Story

Assessing Qaddafi

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online August 30, 2011 The world’s longest ruling head of state, Mu’ammar al-Qadhdhafi (the correct transliteration of his name), would have been ruler of Libya for exactly 42 years on Sept. 1. As he leaves the scene, his wretched reign deserves an appraisal. Qaddafi took power at the age of […]

Full Story

Majority of Physicians Don’t See Eye to Eye with the AMA on Obamacare

Obamacare changes the health care system in several ways that harm physicians. It also fails to address the pivotal issues facing physicians today—for example, low government reimbursement rates that fail to cover the cost of care, or the need for state-by-state medical malpractice reform. It should have come as a surprise, then, that during the […]

Full Story

Did 9/11 Change the World?

In each century since our nation’s founding, foreign enemies have tested the strength of the American republic, our national security, and our political principles. September 11, 2001 was not the first devastating attack on U.S. territory: in 1814, the British burned Washington, D.C., and, in 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. A look back at […]

Full Story

Pakistan Says It Captured Bin Laden Aide

Pakistan says it has arrested senior Al Qaeda terrorist Younis al-Mauritani, who took orders from Osama Bin Laden before he was killed. U.S. intelligence assisted in capturing him along with two aides. “Mauritani was tasked personally by Osama Bin Laden to focus on hitting targets of economic importance in United States of America, Europe and […]

Full Story

Operation Fast and Furious: An Obama Foreign Policy Disconnect

During the past week, the U.S. and Colombia indicted and arrested more than 50 individuals charged with organizing maritime and aerial smuggling of cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. via Central America and Mexico. The arrests again reflect the sustained nature of close law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Colombia. This cooperation has been […]

Full Story

A Jobless Labor Day

Job-seekers (L) talk to employers (R) during an outdoor job fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles August. 31, 2011. For 14 million unemployed Americans and their families, this Labor Day will not be a happy one. Instead of enjoying a day off of work, they’re suffering a disturbing trend under the […]

Full Story