Reflections on Iran’s Islamic Republic

by Daniel Pipes February 11, 2010 As protesters prepare to gather and the regime flexes its muscle, where does Iran stand? The regime, its grip there, its place in the world? The democracy advocates’? National Review Online asked our experts to assess the situation in Iran and how the international community should react. (For replies […]

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PA Accused of Embezzling Money Meant for Aid

Channel 10 reported on Tuesday night that a senior Palestinian Authority figure has accused top PA officials, including aides to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, of siphoning off international aid money meant for PA residents for personal use. According to the report, top PA officials used alleged real estate investments – made in the name of […]

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Arab Students Heckle Oren at Speech

Arab students interrupted a lecture by Israel’s U.S. ambassador at a university that has been at the center of campus wars over Israel. The hecklers interrupted Michael Oren more than 10 times Monday night during his speech at the University of California, Irvine, shouting “Israel is a murderer” and “how many Palestinians did you kill?” […]

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IDF Kills Global Jihad Terrorist

A Global Jihad terrorist is dead and another was wounded in an air strike on a squad of terror operatives who were preparing to carry out a terror attack near the Karni humanitarian aid crossing in northern Gaza Thursday morning, according to IDF sources. The Karni crossing houses the terminal through which a giant conveyor […]

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No.

Posted by Erick Erickson I am hearing from multiple, prominent people that the Republicans in Washington are seriously thinking of caving and having an on camera sit down with Barack Obama even though their pre-conditions for a meeting will not be met. Why? Because the GOP does not want to be seen as the Party […]

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Social Legislation

From an email: *Your Social Security Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn’t know this. It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your kids. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter whether you are […]

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Italy follows France with a bid to ban the burqa

Burqas will be banned in Italy under laws proposed by the government last month. Legislation to stop Muslim women wearing the hood and other full-face veils such as the niqab will be introduced, equal opportunities minister Mara Carfagna said. France is already considering outlawing burqas and Miss Carfagna believes other European countries will follow suit. […]

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The Obama Trap and the GOP

Posted by Erick Erickson That picture above is a Reuters picture from this Politico column back in September. Remember that? Democrats returned to Washington after being battered all of August over the health care plans. Barack Obama decided to rebuild their energy and so he spoke at a joint session of Congress to talk health […]

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Blinded by Hate

For anyone wishing to understand the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” as well as the persistence of extremist and anti-Semitic views in that part of the world, the latest Pew Research Center report on attitudes in the Arab and Muslim world makes for must-reading. (A summary of the report can be found […]

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Bank of America forecloses on house that couple had paid cash for

SPRING HILL — Charlie and Maria Cardoso are among the millions of Americans who have experienced the misery and embarrassment that come with home foreclosure. Just one problem: The Massachusetts couple paid for their future retirement home in Spring Hill with cash in 2005, five years before agents for Bank of America seized the house, […]

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