Category Archives: Politics

The Failed Tactic of Flattering Islam Won’t Go Away

Why admiring the Muslim world won’t stop the bloodshed.

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine

Photo via FrontPage Magazine

Photo via FrontPage Magazine

The recent attack in Texas against a “draw Mohammed” event ended up with two dead jihadis and widespread criticism of event organizer Pamela Geller for “inciting” or “provoking” the assault on our First Amendment right to free speech. The hypocrisies and ignorance behind such criticism have been amply documented [2], including by some on the left [3]. But there’s another argument against actions and events like Geller’s that needs dismantling. This is the received wisdom that we should avoid criticizing Islamic doctrine or Mohammed because it will alienate moderate Muslims who otherwise would help us against the so-called “extremist” jihadists.

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America’s Politicized Tax Enforcement Is a Harbinger of Decline

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

Remember When the Left Welcomed Exposés of the Clintons?

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO- The Corner

The Burdens of Thought Policing

From gay weddings to Iran’s muscle-flexing, PC enforcers have a big job.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

Hillary or Bust!

She’s weighed down with negatives, but do the Democrats have a choice?

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

How Many Straws on Hillary’s Back?

She is the star of the Democratic party — and for Democrats that’s a big problem.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

The Audacity of Weakness

Obama’s morally confused foreign policy is making the world more dangerous by the day.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

The Liberal Circus

by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media

 This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listening as President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)


This Nov. 28, 2012 file photo shows then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton listening as President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Lately liberalism has gone from psychodrama to farce.

Take Barack Obama. He has gone from mild displeasure with Israel to downright antipathy. Suddenly we are in a surreal world where off-the-record slurs from the administration against Benjamin Netanyahu as a coward and chickensh-t have gone to full-fledged attacks from John Kerry and Susan Rice, to efforts of former Obama political operatives to defeat the Israeli prime minister at the polls, to concessions to Iran and to indifference about the attacks on Jews in Paris. Who would have believed that Iranian leaders who just ordered bombing runs on a mock U.S. carrier could be treated with more deference than the prime minister of Israel? What started out six years as pressure on Israel to dismantle so-called settlements has ended up with a full-fledged vendetta [1] against a foreign head of state.

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Our Illiberal Immigration Policy Leads to Chaos

We need a meritocratic, ethnically blind system — the opposite of the status quo.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online

How to Empower Violent Extremism

Every time Obama “contextualizes,” Putin and ISIS grow bolder.

by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online