THE ECONOMIC CASE FOR SUPPORTING ISRAEL By GEORGE GILDER America’s enemies understand deeply and intuitively that no U.S. goals or resources in the Middle East are remotely as important as Israel. Why don’t we? Israel cruised through the recent global slump with scarcely a down quarter and no deficit or stimulus package. It is steadily increasing its global supremacy, behind […]

THE RISK OF GENERIC DRUGS…ROGER BATE By ROGER BATE Beginning in 2007, tainted heparin (a blood thinner) imported from China was linked to the deaths of 149 American patients. It was a stark example of a growing problem. China is now the largest supplier of pharmaceutical chemicals—hundreds of tons annually—to the world. And pharmaceutical companies that buy these chemicals do […]

DOROTHY RABINOWITZ ON THE PROSECUTOR AND THE DSK CASE DSK and the District Attorney New York’s prosecutor could have chosen to exploit race and status in the high-profile case. By DOROTHY RABINOWITZ It should have been no surprise to hear that the career and reputation of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. had sustained a deadly blow as a result of revelations […]


Remembering Entebbe 35 Years Ago Today: When Leaders Still Fought For Freedom On America’s two hundredth birthday it was Israel that showed the world the “Spirit of 1776.” On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139, carrying 248 passengers and a crew of twelve, took off from Athens, heading for Paris. Soon after the […]

CAROLINE GLICK; ISRAEL’S PALACE COUP PLOTTERS On Monday, saboteurs bombed the Egyptian gas pipeline to Israel for the third time since former president Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in February. The move was just another reminder that Israel today faces the most daunting and complex threat spectrum it has ever seen. From Egypt to Turkey to Iran to the international Left […]

MARK STEYN: OUR INDEPENDENCE FLAGS ON THEI GLORIOUS FOURTH Dozens of countries have “Independence Days.” Nov. 25, for example: Independence Day in Suriname. In that instance as in most others, the designation signifies nothing more than transfer of de jure sovereignty and de facto operational control from a distant European capital to a more local regime. 1975 in Suriname’s case. It had the […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: THE LAST REFUGE OF LIBERTY When Madame Roland, the moderate French Republican, was a prisoner in the hands of the radicals, she wrote; “Oh my friends. Heaven grant that you may reach the United States– that last refuge of liberty– in safety!” Two-hundred years later, her “last refuge of liberty” is under siege by the same power hungry fanatics […]


On July 4, 1976, a beautiful and cloudless day my husband and I and four kids were in Connecticut preparing to toll a large brass bell to celebrate the bi-centennial of our great nation. All our neighbors and friends and townsmen in Connecticut were poised to do this in unison at precisely three o’clock. Our home was […]

KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: BACHMANN ESCHEWS THE “F” WORD….FEMINISM Forget You, Feminism  No whine from Bachmann ‘Are you a flake?” With that question on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace may have given a rallying cry to the new feminist revolution in American politics. Except this time, the favored f-word of faux liberation will likely be nowhere to be seen. Wallace apologized, and, in […]

AUSTRALIAN POLICE GIVEN AUTHORITY TO REMOVE FACE VEILS FOR ID ON TRAFFIC STOPS Australia: New South Wales police given authority to remove face veils for identification on traffic stops In the West, the female face is not a private part. This necessary and eminently logical move comes in the aftermath of the Carnita Matthews case, which set up a perfect Catch-22 wherein the defendant would not remove […]