Because gun control being pushed by Mayor Bloomberg works so well in his city.

NY Daily News:

Violence surged like the mercury Sunday, with three more fatalities from gun violence — and eight others wounded in shootings — bringing the total number of bullet-riddled in the city to 25 in less than 48 hours.

Only Staten Island was safe from the wide-ranging spray of gunfire and sickening weekend bloodshed. At least 12 people were blasted in Brooklyn, eight in the Bronx and another four in Queens. The sole person shot in Manhattan took several slugs to the chest and perished in broad daylight.

THE UPSIDE OF GREENHOUSE GASES: VIV FORBES We are told, incessantly, that carbon dioxide is the main cause of global warming — it is not.   The primary source of surface heat is radiant energy from the sun. Minor heat comes from geothermal energy from volcanoes and hot rocks. Trivial quantities of local heat are brought to Earth’s surface by humans […]

JASON RILEY: GUESSWORK….WHO WILL REPLACE FRANK LAUTENBERG? Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died Monday morning from complications due to viral pneumonia. He was 89, the Senate’s oldest member and the last World War II veteran in the Upper Chamber. Republican Gov. Chris Christie will name Lautenberg’s replacement, and a special election is expected to be held in November. State […]


WASHINGTON, June 2, 2013 — Universities in the United States and throughout the world are becoming no-go zones for Jewish students. The bullying, which features Gestapo-like tactics, is part of an organized campaign that singles out Israel for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions. You don’t have to be Israeli. Being Jewish is enough to make you a target.

According to its web site, The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is a wide coalition of the largest Palestinian organisations, trade unions, networks and NGOs.

BDS, the fastest growing “fraternity” from campus to campus, is a new pestilence based on an old malignancy.

What other country is being asked to justify itself in terms of “peace, justice and human rights?” The answer comes back like this:

“Only the Jews.”

Some of us remember the knock on the door for only the Jews.

We know the roundups that swept through France and throughout Europe for only the Jews.

JED BABBIN: HOT TIMES FOR HOLDER But get used to it: he’s not going anywhere. The bucketful of speculation that Attorney General Eric Holder will lose his job is just that: speculation that probably won’t go anywhere. Holder’s Justice Department is so clearly awash in scandals that Justice doesn’t even bother to mount a defense. Justice did subpoena and examine […]


I am particularly happy to present a new interview with my great friend Allen West on Next Generation TV where we discuss American Betrayal.

Here is the link to the interview.

Here is the backstory to our friendship.

Way back in the summer of 2007, I was heading out the door on vacation, having thought I was also on vacation from my weekly column. Apparently not, according to my editor, who helpfully suggested writing something “quickly.”

OK. I obliged with a rare fantasy column: What if, during Vice President Cheney’s 125-minutes of presidential powers while George W. Bush was in surgery, Cheney actually used those powers?

The column opened like this:

For precisely two hours and five minutes on the morning of July 21, 2007, there was something different about our world.

The center of gravity shifted: President George W. Bush temporarily transferred the powers of his office to Vice President Dick Cheney.

SARAH HONIG: TURKISH TUMULT Much as the zeal to compare entices, it would be wrong to liken the disturbances in Turkey to those of the misnamed Arab Spring. Foremost, they don’t spring from the same source. Although the Islamist government headed by Recep Tayyip Erdogan is nowhere near as tyrannical as Iran’s ayatollahs, the protesters in Istanbul have […]

MARILYN PENN; EVALUATING THE EVALUATORS So the state has imposed a new evaluation system for NYC teachers in which 20% will depend on their students’ test scores. If a teacher happens to work in a marginal neighborhood where students start school already years behind in their vocabulary, their grasp of basic concepts, their attention levels, their ability to sit […]

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret By Sheera Frenkel | McClatchy Foreign Staff

U.S. publishes details of missile base Israel wanted kept secret By Sheera Frenkel | McClatchy Foreign Staff TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel’s military fumed Monday over the discovery that the U.S. government had revealed details of a top-secret Israeli military installation in published bid requests. The Obama administration had promised to build Israel a […]

THE MUSLIM CIVIL WAR: BRET STEPHENS The Muslim Civil War by Bret Stephens Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the prominent Sunni cleric, said Friday that Hezbollah and Iran are “more infidel than Jews and Christians.” Coming from the guy who once lauded Hitler for exacting “divine punishment” on the Jews, that really is saying something. That the war in Syria is sectarian was […]