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11 Striking Stories from 2017

Michael Brown, Looking back a tumultuous year, here are 11 stories that especially caught my attention. 1) Donald Trump is still standing, and standing strong at that. Despite calls for his impeachment (and even death), despite claims that he was losing his health, his mind, and his grip, despite an unprecedented media bombardment, and despite

Returning Jihadists Need Prison, not Couches

Rachel Marsden, The Russian Defense Ministry and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made separate announcements last week that the Islamic State had been defeated. Of course, this doesn’t mean that these terrorists won’t be popping up elsewhere like bomb-toting, head-chopping Whac-A-Moles. Last month, the BBC reported a deal that allowed some ISIS fighters to escape

Allahu Akbar-itis: America’s Deadly and Debilitating Disease

Michelle Malkin, “Shout ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.” Who knew hijacker Mohammed Atta’s parting words, discovered in his journal after the 9/11 attacks, would become a national punchline? The louder and more frequently jihadists around the globe shriek their signature battle cry, the more fervently multicultural apologists deny

Are Our Mideast Wars Forever?

Pat Buchanan, “The Kurds have no friends but the mountains,” is an old lament. Last week, it must have been very much on Kurdish minds. As their U.S. allies watched, the Kurdish peshmerga fighters were run out of Kirkuk and all the territory they had captured fighting ISIS alongside the Americans. The Iraqi army that

Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign visit

Ali Shihabi, President Trump just announced that Saudi Arabia will be the first foreign country he visits as president, underscoring both the success of Saudi outreach to the new administration, and the determination of this President to recommit to the strategic alliance providing stability in an unstable region. The symbolism of this is exceptionally important,