http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/31/fbi-says-russian-spies-got-close-to-cabinet/ The FBI rounded up a network of deep-cover Russian spies last year after the group came close to placing an agent near a Cabinet official in the Obama administration, a senior FBI counterspy said Monday as the bureau released once-secret documents on the case. Frank Figliuzzi, assistant FBI director for counterintelligence, did not identify [...]
The economics of polarization
Has America become irrational? Not since the 1930s have politics been so polarized, from the Tea Party movement on one side of the spectrum to the Occupy Wall Street protesters on the other. Why does the right object so vehemently to government spending? And why does the left attack private capital with parallel passion? The answer lies not in the American psyche, but in the statistics.
America is engaged in class war, but not of the sort one reads about in the mainstream press. The truly indigent – young African-American men, for example, most of whom are now unemployed – have little to do in this war. Large corporations for the most part are bystanders as well; they will make their peace with the victor. This is a war of survival between the productive middle class on
one hand, and the dependents of the state on the other.
The Tea Party’s aversion to government spending is as pure an expression of rational self-interest as we have seen in American history. Like any new movement, it attracts more than its fair share of oddballs. The fact that a movement led by amateurs continues to wield so much power proves that it has good reason to be there.
Voices of Palestine: Ibrahim Mudayris Posted By Rick Moran URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/01/voices-of-palestine-ibrahim-mudayris/ Editor’s note: Below is the second profile of Frontpage’s new series, “Voices of Palestine,” which will illuminate the core beliefs, in their own words, of leading figures in the Palestinian death cult. Click the following to view the profiles of Ahmad [...]
Iran’s Proxy War from Gaza Posted By P. David Hornik URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/01/iran%e2%80%99s-proxy-war-from-gaza/ [Note: the writing of this article required an intermission for a rocket attack on Beersheva from Gaza.] On Monday the Palestinians were overwhelmingly voted into UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It’s a pity. Palestinian “education” consists largely [...]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/281795/four-legacies-feminism-dennis-prager They have made life — and life for women — worse. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s feminist magnum opus, The Feminine Mystique, we can have a perspective on feminism that was largely unavailable heretofore. And that perspective doesn’t make feminism look good. Yes, women have more opportunities [...]
The Truth about Islam http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/281771 Taking on Andy McCarthy’s column “Islam or Islamist?” Last Friday, a Bosnian Muslim named Mevlid Jasarevic walked up to the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo with a rifle and opened fire, terrorizing the city center until he was wounded by a police sharpshooter. Media reports identified him as a “radical Islamist.” [...]
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/281777 Earlier today, a few minutes after 10 a.m., Herman Cain met with his senior advisers on the eleventh floor of the American Enterprise Institute. They huddled in a private conference room near the lobby, Cain’s bodyguard hovering near the door. A floor below, Cain’s economic team discussed the candidate’s tax plan. Under the glow [...]
UnsettlingBy Mark Steyn http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/281773 “TALKING DIRTY” IS NOT SEXUAL HARASSMENT….AND THIS IS THE FALL OUT FROM DUMB FEMINISM AND MIND AND SPEECH CONTROL….AND ANITA HILL’S RIDICULOUS SMEARING OF JUDGE CLARENCE THOMAS…..RSK I am no fan of 9-9-9 and not particularly of Herman Cain, but his present woes say more about us than him. Nobody other than the [...]
What Leftism Does to People Posted By Andrew Klavan URL to article: http://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2011/10/31/what-leftism-does-to-people/ Human nature is remarkably recalcitrant, but ideas do affect people over time, for good or ill, and the societies people make will ultimately bear the image of those effects and thus of the ideas. When historian Paul Johnson, in his book Intellectuals, [...]