If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media's summary of them. When you do, you realize how often what Obama says is morally and intellectually confused and even untrue.
The most recent example was his speech ...Read more
National Review's special issue, "Against Trump" was courageous and important.
There is no way to do good in this world without risking making enemies. That National Review was prepared to do that -- among its own readers, no less -- in this day of great financial challenges to newspapers, magazines, and news and opinion websites, was an act ...Read more
Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first -- women's human rights or multiculturalism?
This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities between 1997 and 2013. During those six years at least 1...Read more
Last week, an opinion piece appeared in The Washington Post that tells you much of what you need to know about the moral fabric and intellectual depth of the ACLU and much of the left.
Written by Rana Elmir, deputy director of the Michigan chapter of the ACLU, the title says it all: "Stop asking me to condemn terrorists just because I'm ...Read more
Part I in a series of widely held beliefs that are either untrue or meaningless:
In every age, people say and believe things that aren't true but somehow become accepted as "conventional wisdom."
The statement "I'm not ready to get married" is a current example. Said by more and more Americans between the ages of 21 and 40 (and some who are ...Read more
The nearly universal change from wishing fellow Americans "Merry Christmas" to wishing them "Happy Holidays" is a very significant development in American life.
Proponents of "Happy Holidays" argue that it's no big deal at all, and that proponents of "Merry Christmas" are making a mountain out of a molehill, especially when proponents say that ...Read more
American conservatives are rightfully annoyed with the Obama administration, and Democrats generally, for refusing to name radical Islam or Islamism as the major source of terror.
When Nidal Hasan murdered 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood ,the administration refused to label the mass murder -- committed by a Muslim in the name of Islam -- an ...Read more
According to the father of the San Bernardino terrorist, Syed Rizwan Farook, his son was "obsessed with Israel."
In an interview in the Italian newspaper La Stampa, the senior Syed Farook said, "My son said that he shared [Islamic State leader] Al Baghdadi's ideology and supported the creation of the Islamic State. He was also obsessed with ...Read more
The SiegeJames Hanna
One hundred inmates hold twelve guards hostage in the laundry dorm of the Indiana Penal Farm. Tom Hemmings, a dorm counselor, has been conscripted to defuse the standoff. But the inmates are divided into rival gangs, the guards into feuding unions. And the prison administration has sparked ...
Two weeks ago, the Columbia University newspaper, the Spectator, published an article titled "Students, faculty address institutionalized racism at University Life event."
As described in the article, one example of the institutionalized racism that black Columbia students must endure is the university's Core Curriculum.
In the words of one of...Read more
For over half a century, American universities, with few exceptions, have ceased teaching and begun indoctrinating. In the last few weeks, this downhill spiral has accelerated. The university is now a caricature of an educational institution. It is difficult to come up with an idea or policy that is more absurd than the ideas and policies that ...Read more
The left's reactions to the terror attack on Paris are in keeping with its tradition of getting almost everything wrong.
Take Bernie Sanders, for example. At the Democratic presidential debate, one day after the Paris attack, the democratic socialist candidate made this observation about al-Qaida:
"I would argue that the disastrous invasion ...Read more