The WikiLeaks State Department Disclosures – Another ‘Vast Conspiracy’ Against Hillary Clinton? Posted By Joseph Klein Right on cue, the New York Times has proven the point I made in yesterday’s post entitled “The Obama Administration Benefits From WikiLeaks.” I argued that the obliging press, led by the New York Times, is spinning selected […]

LIES ABOUT SAMARIA: JAMIE GLAZOV INTERVIEWS MICHAEL GOTTLIEB***** Lies about Samaria Posted By Jamie Glazov Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Michael Gottlieb, an oleh (immigrant) from the US who is a man on a mission. After moving from New York’s suburbia to Israel’s bucolic Samarian (Shomron) heartland region, he has joined the battle to save the Land of Israel in general and the […]

CLINGING TO EARMARKS….THE GOP EIGHT “Eight Republicans, primarily members of the Appropriations Committee, went on the record against the ban: Sens. Bob Bennett (Utah), Thad Cochran (Miss.), Susan Collins (Maine), James Inhofe (Okla.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Richard Shelby (Ala.), George Voinovich (Ohio).”….. Senators Can’t Quit Earmarks By Andrew Stiles “Senators rejected this morning a binding […]

IS HOLOCAUST DENIAL BY US PROFESSORS A FORM OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM? Holocaust Denial From U.S. Professors: Academic Freedom? Posted By Alex Joffe What are the limits to academic discourse? Are lies and calumnies from academics protected speech outside the classroom, as well as inside? Does “protected” mean immune from criticism or from direct consequences? Are there distinctions between statements made within one’s “field of expertise” […]

HOLD THE GOP FRESHMEN ACCOUNTABLE TO THE VOTERS….BAN EARMARKS Congressional Earmarks: Embracing and Ignoring a Message From Voters By Jerry Shenk ‘In other words, members use the taxes taken from voters’ paychecks to preserve their own paychecks.” As the installation of a new Congress with a Republican House majority and a larger Republican presence in the Senate approaches, the debate over congressional earmarks […]

JOHN McCAIN NEVER FAILS TO FAIL…SOFTENING ON START….. By JONATHAN WEISMAN And LAURA MECKLER President Barack Obama on Tuesday gained significant Republican support for his top foreign-policy priority, a nuclear-arms treaty with Russia that in recent days had appeared all but dead for the year in the Senate. Separately, in their long-awaited first meeting since the election, the president and Republican leaders […]

GARRY KASPAROV DEFENDS JAILED RUSSIAN MIKHAIL KHODORKOVSKY By GARRY KASPAROV Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former head of the Yukos oil company and once Russia’s richest man, is in the eighth year of a jail sentence. His crime? Wanting to forge partnerships with Western firms to modernize the industry. The Putin regime wanted to keep natural resources under strict control. When Mr. Khodorkovsky […]

GOOD FOR JAZZ PIANIST, AND WW 2 VETERAN DAVE BRUBECK….REMEMBERING KATYN Other than WikiLeaks, two notable events occurred over the weekend: Russia’s parliament issued a resolution taking responsibility for Stalin’s murder of 22,000 Polish officers in Katyn forest in 1940, and Dave Brubeck celebrated his 90th birthday in a set at the Blue Note jazz club in New York City. Permit us to connect the […]

ELLIOTT ABRAMS:DICTATORS, DEMOCRACIES AND WIKILEAKS By Elliott Abrams Why are diplomatic cables secret at all? It’s a fair question to ask as we assess the WikiLeaks disclosures and the damage they may do. Overall, there are very few surprises in these cables. Anyone who regularly reads this newspaper, follows congressional debates, or watches cable news will know that there […]

WES PRUDEN: ALL A TWITTER ABOUT NEWS OF THE OBVIOUS OPINION/ANALYSIS: That leaked cable traffic between U.S. embassies in the Middle East and the government in Washington, which has officials in a dozen capitals all atwitter, so far only confirms what everyone who reads newspapers already knows: There’s no shortage of dangerously pious nonsense. So far we’ve seen and heard nothing explode, except for […]