Restoring the Balance of Power in the Mideast, Trump Style

As the world slowly divides roughly along the cultural “fault lines” Samuel Huntington warned us about two decades ago, two major stories have surfaced from the Mideast. The first is a speculative piece that claims elements of President Trump's foreign policy team are pressing the administration to change yet another regime in the

By | 2017-07-24T21:51:57+00:00 June 29th, 2017|

Islamism Isn’t a Religion, It’s a Political System at War with Us

Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs convened a hearing on political Islam, also called “Islamism.” The committee invited four witnesses: Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, Asra Q. Nomani, Michael E. Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and John Lenczowski, president of the Institute of World Politics.

By | 2017-06-26T12:47:46+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|

Feds Act as Muscle for Mosques

The U.S. Department of Justice is acting as the muscle of local mosques and riding roughshod over the zoning laws of local cities and towns in the process. Whether it be 60 foot minarets that violate height ordinances, insufficient parking for the size of the facilities, or crowds gathered until 3:30am in quiet

By | 2017-06-23T21:14:48+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

Victory in Afghanistan is Still Possible

“When Americans suffer casualties, they run away from battle,” the high-ranking Taliban commander, Seif Galali, famously told an Al Jazeera interviewer in 2009, after U.S. forces withdrew from the Nuristan Province, due to fierce Taliban resistance. Around that time, Marine Corps platoon leader Lieutenant Jake Kerr, would recount to the legendary military writer

By | 2017-07-24T21:58:23+00:00 June 17th, 2017|

When Words Kill

As every young American is taught (or used to be taught) the Constitution’s First Amendment protects free speech. “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” We can say whatever we want. And that’s as it should be. Societies constraining the freedom of speech have invariably slid by

By | 2017-07-12T15:05:29+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

Of Baseball and Bloodshed in Our Chaotic Age

The annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity is a bipartisan, bicameral contest between Republican and Democratic teams. Each side diligently practices for weeks, but it is far from toil (though the aging athlete’s aching muscles indicate otherwise). For the participants, it is an idyllic nostalgia trip that swaps the cut and thrust of

By | 2017-07-26T22:18:27+00:00 June 14th, 2017|