REMEMBERING THE REAL AYN RAND: DONALD L. LUSKIN Remembering the Real Ayn Rand The author of “Atlas Shrugged” was an individualist, not a conservative, and she knew big business was as much a threat to capitalism as government bureaucrats. By DONALD L. LUSKIN Tomorrow’s release of the movie version of “Atlas Shrugged” is focusing attention on Ayn Rand’s 1957 opus and the […]

OBAMA’S HONESTY DEFICIT: KARA ROWLAND AND STEPHEN DINAN By Kara Rowland and Stephen Dinan Seeking to reassert leadership and reassure troubled financial markets that the deficit will be brought under control, President Obama on Wednesday called for tax increases and spending cuts he said would reduce deficits by $4 trillion over 12 years — and vehemently denounced Republicans’ own deficit plans as […]

ISRAEL’S PACIFIST TRAGEDY: GIULIO MEOTTI,2506,L-4056123,00.html Israel’s pacifist tragedy Op-ed: Juliano Mer latest victim in long line of Israeli pacifists murdered by Palestinian terrorists Giulio Meotti “Welcome to hell,” says a graffiti painted in the road to Jenin, the capital of “Palestinian martyrs.” Thirty suicide bombers have come from this city in the West Bank. Here, the Israeli army fought […]

FRAU MERKEL AND ISRAEL…A FRAYED RELATIONSHIP? A New Germany? By Elliot Jager At a joint press conference in Berlin on April 7, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the atmosphere of mutual trust and friendship in which their just-concluded talks had taken place. Germany, he averred, was “a great friend” of Israel. Yet any sober assessment […]

STEVEN PLAUT: PALARAB IRREDENTISM: A WARNING FROM HISTORY Palestinian Irredentism: A Warning from History by Steven Plaut Steven Plaut teaches at the University of Haifa. In August 1998, according to press reports, official Israeli analysts met with Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet ministers to discuss what was termed the “potential strategic threat” stemming from the Arab population resident in Israel. Among other things, the […]

U.S.GOVERNMENT HAS NO STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ELI LAKE The federal government has no strategy to counter the Muslim Brotherhood at home or abroad, according to the chairwoman of the House panel that oversees counterintelligence and terrorism. “The federal government does not have a comprehensive or consistent strategy for dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliated groups in America,” Rep. […]

OBAMA’S APPROVAL RATINGS SINK Gallup: Obama’s Approval Drops Below 50 Percent Among Poorest Americans; No Longer Enjoys Majority Approval In Any Income Class By Terence P. Jeffrey ( – President Barack Obama’s approval among the poorest Americans dropped to an all-time low of 48 percent last week, according to the Gallup poll, leaving the president with less-than-majority approval […]

J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS: ON ERIC (WITH)HOLDER OF JUSTICE Bringing the outside in at Eric Holder’s Justice Department Attorney General Eric Holder tours the country proclaiming that he has “reinvigorated” the Civil Rights Division, compared to the Bush years. Reporters never ask precisely what he means. The American people might not like answer.Holder really means adopting outside activist agendas far beyond the American […]

U.S. REP. KEITH ELLISON DRIES HIS PHONY TEARS AND ATTACKS OTHER WITNESSES Here is but one of the methods of the Muslim Brotherhood uses to advance its stealth jihad agenda when embedded/elected to Congress. Keith Ellison’s Slurs ITP His emotional testimony, choking back tears as he discussed a Muslim-American first-responder killed on 9/11, garnered national headlines last month for U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison.But two days after […]

MARK STEYN ON THE SPEECH “COMETH THE HOUR,PUNTETH THE MAN” Cometh the Hour, Punteth the Man By Mark Steyn There’s something sad about a man so carelessly revealing himself as entirely inadequate to the moment. Government spending is an existential threat to the United States. Whether or not anyone at the White House knows this, the viziers decided to shove the sultan out on […]