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Thomas Sowell: Cease the Cease-Fires

 Many years ago, on my first trip around the world, I was struck by how the children in the Middle East — Arab and Israeli alike — were among the nicest looking little children I had seen anywhere. It was painful to think that they were going to grow up killing each other. But that […] Continue reading →

In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

Ken Blackwell “We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s administration famously claimed to “lead from behind” in overthrowing Libya’s strongman, Khaddafi. Young Sergeant Benjamin Anthony spoke to the Christians United for Israel (CUFI) Washington Summit this week.  Sgt. Anthony described a different […] Continue reading →

The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Sarah Jean Seman  Kenneth Timmerman has reported from the Middle East for 35 years. He was one of the first journalists on the scene after Iranian terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. When the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi left four Americans dead, Timmerman recognized the pathetically inadequate […] Continue reading →

Walter E. Williams: Our Unwillingness to Defend Ourselves

 The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort to protect ourselves. According to LifeLock, while the laws against […] Continue reading →

Despite Academia’s Best Efforts, Reagan Tops in Poll of Modern Presidents

Matt Towery  In past columns, I’ve mentioned some teachers and professors that I’ve known who bluntly said that Ronald Reagan was the nation’s worst president. It has become rather common in academia to describe the Reagan years as being filled with greed, and later, with deception in the Iran-Contra matter. Ronald Reagan’s “trickle down” economic […] Continue reading →

Iran and Syria move in on Iraq

After noting that Iranian weapons and military advisers are flooding into Iraq, while Syrian warplanes conduct air raids into Iraqi territory in the north, Fox News describes the “smart power” response of the utterly helpless Obama Administration: The apparent involvement, however, of Iran as well as Syria is raising red flags in the Obama administration, […] Continue reading →

Did Obama Just Hand Over Iraq?

Floyd Brown  The collapse of America’s traditional bipartisan foreign policy is now complete. With the latest failure in Iraq, it’s clear that the role of America as a beacon of freedom (and friend to those in need) has died under Barack Obama. You see, what’s left of independent Iraq is on the verge of becoming […] Continue reading →

Slaughter in Iraq — Bush’s fault?

Larry Elder  President Barack Obama, on Dec. 12, 2011, called Iraq “self-reliant and democratic.” He praised that country, calling it a “new Iraq that’s determining its own destiny — a country in which people from different religious sects and ethnicities can resolve their differences peacefully through the democratic process.” Obama said, “I have no doubt […] Continue reading →