ROBERT COSTA: RYAN WILL NOT RUN…. Across town, the wonks are waiting. So are Conor Sweeney, Rep. Paul Ryan’s communications director, and Austin Smythe, the staff director at the House Budget Committee. Smythe, his arms piled with papers, lingers beside Ryan’s sport-utility vehicle, which is parked near the Capitol steps. Sweeney, an easygoing twentysomething, sits in the driver’s seat. Where […]


The Definitive Scandal: ‘Gunwalker’ Much Worse Than ‘Iran-Contra’ Pay attention to this era-defining event: The 2,000+ weapons are implicated in an estimated 150 shootings of Mexican officers and soldiers, two American officers, and an unknown number of civilians. On October 5, 1986, a former U.S. Air Force C-123 transport plane was shot down in […]

P. DAVID HORNIK: OBAMA’S FULL COURT PRESS ON ISRAEL These words were spoken by Binyamin Netanyahu in his photo-op with Barack Obama after their May 20 meeting: …while Israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines — because these lines are indefensible…. Remember that, before 1967, Israel was all of nine miles wide. It […]


Why America Needs Governor Perry as its PresidentBy Yossi Gestetner Page Printed from: Reports have it that America’s current longest-serving Governor, Texas Republican Rick Perry, may enter the 2012 Republican presidential primary race.  While Tim Pawlenty is my favorite within the group who already have declared that they are seeking the Republican nomination, I […]

THE LADY IS A GENERAL AT HISTORIC MARINE BASE, PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general is taking charge at the famed Marine Corps training depot at South Carolina’s Parris Island. Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds, who is also known as the first female Marine to ever hold a command position in a battle zone, takes […]

JULIA POLLAK: WHY I SERVE AS AN ENLISTED AVIATION STRUCTURAL MECHANIC….PLEASE READ I’m often asked by puzzled classmates why–after graduating from Harvard College with an economics degree and working at a distinguished think tank in Washington, D.C.–I now sport the U.S. Navy blue and gold and serve as an enlisted Aviation Structural Mechanic. My Harvard degree, they imply, entitles me to lead; someone in my position […]

HMMM….THAT RIFLE DOESN’T LOOK JEWISH….ANOTHER LIBELOUS PICTURE EXPOSED   Funny – That Rifle Doesn’t Look Jewish! Here’s a photo that appears on an anti-Israel page on Facebook. It gives the impression of an IDF soldier stepping arrogantly and brutally on the chest of a Palestinian child while her distraught mother looks on. It’s attracted the usual often intemperate denunciations of Israel (and […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: WEEKLY ROUNDUP PART TWO THE REAL BATTLE IS COMING Obama’s ratings keep on tumbling. The GOP debate had a good showing across the board. In a race where most voters are unhappy with the selection, the candidates that showed up were all credible. Ignoring Ron Paul who brought his usual “cranky and crazy” thing to the proceedings, the […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: WEEKLY ROUNDUP PART ONE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM? WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Meet Obama’s new appointee to promote religious freedom around the world. Obama has announced the appointment of Azizah al-Hibri to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Al-Hibri (full name, Azizah Yahia Muhammad Toufiq al-Hibri) is a Muslim professor and the granddaughter of a […]

ANDREW McCARTHY: ROMNEY’S RELIGION PROBLEM…SHARIA IS NOT ABOUT PRIVATE FAITH, BUT ABOUT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS***** Romney’s Religion Problem Sharia is not about private faith, but public institutions. Mitt Romney is said to be the early frontrunner in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. One rival, Newt Gingrich, is perceived as floundering in a swirl of unforced errors and staff insurrection. Yet when it comes to Islam, which will continue to matter […]