Category Archives: July 2010

Liberalism and Islam?

Top Muslim cleric Qaradawi urges western Muslims to ‘liberalize’ outwardly, anyway.

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

recent episode of the popular Arabic show al-Sharia wa al-Haya (Law and Life), which airs weekly on Al Jazeera and features renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, addressed the important yet little known Muslim concept of taysir (pronounced “tey-seer”). Read more →

Obama’s Real Problem

Why the president’s poll numbers have declined.

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

According to a popular myth, President Obama’s declining poll numbers are a consequence of his failure to be liberal enough. Read more →

The Art of Blowing It Bigtime

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

At the root of the president’s problems lies an erosion of public trust in his competence and his credibility. Read more →

Pampered Populists

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

It’s surreal to see President Obama play the class-warfare card against the Republicans while on his way to vacation on the tony Maine coast, and even more interesting to note that now gone are the days when the media used to caricature Bush I (“Poppy”) for boating in the summer off the preppie-sounding Kennebunkport. Read more →

The Two Faces of the Ground Zero Mosque

by Raymond Ibrahim

PJ Media

Depending on whether Islamists address Americans or fellow Muslims, the same exact words they use often relay diametrically opposed meanings. Read more →

The New Racial Mess

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Weren’t we supposed to enter a new age of tolerance with the election of President Barack Obama? Read more →

Pity the Postmodern Cultural Elite

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

I think most of our problems transcend politics, which is increasingly a reflection of an elite, insider culture that is completely at odds with the majority of the country that it oversees. Read more →

Not Obama Is Not Enough

by Victor Davis Hanson

National Review Online

Republicans will shortly need to stand for something more than just being against much of the Obama agenda. Read more →

The Ministries of Truth Weigh In

by Victor Davis Hanson

PJ Media

The Hope and Change Edicts

What are we to make of our current NASA chief, the distinguished retired Marine Corps major general and astronaut, Charles Bolden, who, in an interview with Al Jazeera, listed a “foremost” NASA objective as finding “a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math, and engineering.”? Read more →

Holder’s Hypocrisy

by Victor Davis Hanson

Tribune Media Services

Attorney General Eric Holder has developed a bad habit of accusing others of acting in bad faith while doing so himself. Read more →