The Left’s Absurd Defense of Rapper Common Posted By Ben Shapiro Michelle Obama recently invited rapper Common to the White House for a poetry reading.  This was problematic for two reasons.  First, nobody with one name deserves any respect whatsoever; this is especially true of rappers, who have generally contributed nothing to humanity except […]


The Mideast Takes Center Stage in Washington Posted By Rick Moran Despite what promises to be a big week for Middle East diplomacy at the White House, President Obama appears nearly oblivious to the mortal threats facing Israel and the US, which have only increased in the wake of the “Arab Spring,” and the Hamas-Fatah […]

ANDREW STILES: RYAN VS. TOOMEY…..SEE NOTE PLEASE BOTH LEGISLATORS HAVE DRIVEN THE DEBATE ON “NEGOTIATIONS OVER 60 BILLION TO REAL PLANS FOR CUTTING THE DEFICIT…..RSK Ryan vs. Toomey Republicans choose sides on whether Medicare reform is politically feasible. Liberals were so caught up in the effort to derail the House Republican budget resolution authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) that […]

TIME TO CUT OFF PAKISTAN: ROBERT SPENCER Why is the U.S. government continuing to send billions of taxpayer dollars to Pakistan? One way to give the economy a shot in the arm would be to stop sending huge sums of money to a nation that quite clearly is no longer our ally, if it ever was.  The latest confirmation of this […]


Hamas in English vs. Hamas in Arabic by Khaled Abu Toameh Hamas leaders have recently been sending conflicting messages about their policies and plans that have prompted some Westerners to argue that the movement has indeed changed and that this is the time to engage with it. But the reality is that Hamas has […]

Egyptian Shaykh: Muslim Scholars Say That FGM Is Either Obligatory or Commendable Translated from a YouTube video (embedded below) featuring Egyptian salafi shaykh Muhammad Hassan, answering a question about circumcision for women (special thanks to Nonie Darwish for her help transcribing this): Okay, another question from the letters sent in. The brother says, “Shaykh Muhammad, settle the controversy for us surrounding circumcision.” My brother, we have […]

THE NAKBA CONCENTRATES ISRAELI MINDS: P. DAVID HORNIK “Nakba” is in the air. An Arabic word meaning “disaster,” it’s become a tag — among Israeli Arabs, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, and Arabs outside of Israel — for Israel’s creation on May 15, 1948. On Sunday “Nakba Day” was marked for the first time by the attempted breach by Arab […]

STELLA PAUL: JUDAISM GOT HIJACKED Judaism Got Hijacked By Stella Paul Forget all the caterwauling about radical Muslims hijacking a great religion.  The real story of our time is the hijacking of Judaism, the five-thousand-year-old bedrock of the West, by a clique of far-left cranks intent on bringing down the twin towers of Judeo-Christian civilization. These deadly dangerous malcontents […]

IRAN ENCIRCLES ISRAEL AND THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO IGNORE MIDEAST REALITY It was just a matter of time before the disruptions in the Middle East began to have an impact on Israel. Unfortunately, the border violence there over the weekend had more to do with preventing change than promoting it. Sunday marked the annual Palestinian political ritual of Nakba (“the catastrophe”), which marks Israel’s founding […]

FRANK GAFFNEY: Muslim outreach, Take 2 President Obama will “reach out” yet again on Thursday to what he insists on calling “the Muslim world.” Think of it as the 2.0 version of his much-ballyhooed but seriously deficient 2009 speech at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. His message this time, we are told, will be that the death of Osama bin Laden […]