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  • Fears and Smears Islamophobia is not an irrational fear, nor is it the fear of Islam

    10/22/2011 9:17:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    From a purely academic point of view, this translation is superior to anything produced by orientalists in the way of translations of major Islamic works.” Taha Jabir al-Alwani was writing about Reliance of the Traveller, the English version of Umdat al-Salik, the classic manual of sharia (“Islamic Sacred Law,” as the cover of Reliance puts it). Alwani is no lightweight in these matters. His specialty is fiqh — Islamic jurisprudence. In fact, he has been a member of the Islamic Fiqh Academy in Saudi Arabia and is renowned among orientalist scholars in the West as president of the Fiqh Council...
  • Energy Dept.: Law Prevents Us From Doing What We Want, Therefore the Law Doesn’t Apply

    10/14/2011 5:19:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    National Review - The Corner ^ | 10-14-11 | Andrew McCarthy
    How absurd is the Obama DOE’s explanation for violating the federal law against prioritizing private lenders ahead of taxpayers (i.e., sliding the president’s Solyndra cronies ahead of the public)? As Andrew’s post demonstrates, it is laugh out loud absurd — or at least it would be if the scheme were not so outrageous. Let’s put aside for the moment that, by the administration’s “reasoning,” the public could be robbed on every loan by simply “renegotiating” it 10 seconds after it was finalized. What is truly priceless is the administration’s claim that the law had to be ignored because “investors are...
  • Fraud Charges Floating for Obama Administration (Impeachment is a must)

    09/22/2011 7:21:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    Since we first write about the collapse of Solyndra, the solar energy company favored by the White House with a $535 million taxpayer funded loan, the stench has only gotten worse. Rather than restate the facts, here are links to our four previously published posts: September 10, 2011 – September 13, 2011 – September 16, 2011 – Fox, September 19, 2011 For those of you following this evolving scandal, here are a few more important developments and relevant details:At least five high level investigations have been initiated including the FBI, the Inspector General of the Department of Energy, the Inspector General of...
  • The Solyndra Fraud

    09/17/2011 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2011 | by Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Solyndra debacle is not just Obama-style crony socialism as usual. It is a criminal fraud. That is the theory that would be guiding any competent prosecutor’s office in the investigation of a scheme that cost victims — in this case, American taxpayers — a fortune. Fraud against the United States is one of the most serious felony offenses in the federal penal law. It is even more serious than another apparent Solyndra violation that has captured congressional attention: the Obama administration’s flouting of a statute designed to protect taxpayers. Homing in on one of the several shocking aspects of...
  • Of Mafiosi and Mullahs

    09/10/2011 7:59:07 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This was supposed to be a reflection on 9/11 and what we’ve learned in the decade since — what we’ve done right, what we’ve done wrong. It would be foolish, though, to waste time retracing our steps when the lesson is simple and the threat that we will unlearn it is immediate and concrete. What we’ve learned is that the only protection from jihadist terror lies in good intelligence. And what we’re seeing is an attempt to re-establish pre-9/11 roadblocks to intelligence-gathering in the very place where, as 9/11 painfully proved, the threat to us is most profound. Commissioner Ray...
  • How the NYPD Gets Jihad Right

    09/03/2011 12:33:06 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Sept. 3, 2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    ‘Every conspiracy against Islam and scheming against Islam and the Muslims — its source is America.” “Jihad is Jihad. There is no such thing as commerce, industry, and science in jihad. This is calling things other than by its [sic] own name. If Allah says, ‘Do jihad,’ it means do jihad with the sword, with the cannon, with the grenades, and with the missile. This is Jihad. Jihad against Allah’s enemies for Allah’s cause and his word.” “Why do we fear the word ‘terrorist’? If the terrorist is the person who defends his right, so we are terrorists. . ....
  • Annals of the Arab Spring: Al-Qaeda Launches from Egypt to Attack Israel

    08/23/2011 12:44:51 PM PDT · by mojito · 8 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/21/2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    Tension is mounting as Israel comes to grips with the new reality of Islamist Egypt. On Thursday, a team of 15 to 20 armed al-Qaeda terrorists (members of the Palestinian Popular Committees, an al-Qaeda affiliate) snaked through tunnels from Gaza to Sinai. From there, they hiked 200 kilometers over land, either ignored or facilitated by Egyptian army forces. They were thus able to sneak into Israel through the porous border at Eilat — porous because Israel has not needed to worry much about its Egyptian border for the last 30 years. At around noon, the terrorists took up positions along...
  • Christie’s ‘Crazies’ [Sharia Law in New Jersey: State Court Judge Served on Muslim Union Board]

    08/06/2011 12:18:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | August 06, 2011 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    ANDREW C. McCARTHY Christie’s ‘Crazies’ Sharia is not a figment of our imagination. This “sharia-law business is crap . . . and I’m tired of dealing with the crazies!” So blustered Chris Christie. Bluster is the New Jersey governor’s default mode. It has certainly served him well. When directed at surly advocates of New Jersey’s teachers’ unions — who, after all, deserve it — bluster can apparently make a conservative heartthrob out of a pol whose bite is bipartisan moderate, however titillating his bark may be. The style is so effective that Christie seems to be trying it out on...
  • The grand jihad is right on schedule [Ubama funding Muslim Brotherhood]

    07/02/2011 3:22:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | July 2, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    When Lawrence Wright set out to tell the story of the path to 9/11, he began with Sayyid Qutb. Qutb was the chief propagandist for the Muslim Brotherhood until his execution by the Egyptian government in 1966, and one of the leading contributors to contemporary Islamist ideology. Paul Berman calls him “The philosopher of Islamic terror.” Osama bin Laden was among his disciples. The Muslim Brotherhood is the largest and most important Islamist organization in the Arab world. It shouldn’t be too difficult to get a handle on what it is up to. It conceives of its mission as a...
  • Romney's Religion Problem [Sharia, not Mormon]

    06/19/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 6/18/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    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 mightily in the next administration, the frontrunner could learn a thing or two from the flounderer. The issue is not religion. It is the seditious Islamist political program. Most Americans, myself included, would prefer not to have to think about Islam at all. Muslims forced their beliefs onto our consciousness by wanton violence and gross violations of human...
  • Middle East Howlers

    03/30/2011 7:41:34 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A “howler,” the Wall Street Journal called it in an editorial yesterday. That certainly is a fitting description of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest mindboggling foray into Middle East analysis. It makes sense, she maintains, for American armed forces to get “kinetic” in Libya but not in Syria because Moammar Qaddafi is a brutal dictator while brutal dictator Bashar Assad is really a “reformer.” Perhaps she has been watching too much al-Jazeera, this former first lady who was so instrumental in her husband’s airbrushing of the terrorist kleptocrat Yasser Arafat — a peace-seeking statesman . . . at least...
  • Decoding Libya

    03/26/2011 9:09:41 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    For nearly 20 years, we’ve willfully blinded ourselves to the Rosetta Stone that decodes our enemy’s war doctrine. But the jihad (or shall we call it “kinetic Islam”?) is catalyzed not by al-Qaeda but by sharia — by Muslim law. So is the “Arab Spring,” now playing in Tripoli (and elsewhere) after rave reviews in Cairo. I have been opposed to our country’s starting a war against Libya. And starting a war is exactly what we have done, exactly what we would call it if the shoe were on the other foot — the “kinetic” and “limited” obfuscations of intervention...
  • The Libyan, er, ‘Rebels’: ‘Now, the time of jihad has arrived!’

    03/21/2011 7:33:34 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Right Wing News Watch ^ | 3/21/2011 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Author: Andrew C. McCarthy Why do intervention proponents insist on calling them rebels when they call themselves mujahideen -- Muslim warriors fighting a jihad? At Pajamas, John Rosenthal has details of a report by French jounralist Marc de Chalvron, who was embedded with the Libyan "rebels" before they were turned back by Qaddafi's forces. They refer to their battle as "the jihad" -- Islamic holy war. (At least that's what they interpret jihad to mean. They apparently haven't gotten the memo from Georgetown that jihad is really a peaceful internal struggle for personal betterment, a solemn commitment to brush after...
  • On the NRO Libya Editorial, I Respectfully Dissent

    03/17/2011 8:55:07 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    I respectfully dissent from Wendesday’s NRO editorial, which urges that the United States go to war with Libya. The editorial doesn’t put it that way. Indeed, it doesn’t call for President Obama to seek a congressional declaration of war, or at least an authorization for the use of military force, as the Bush administration understood was required before commencing combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, complying with the Constitution is almost certain to result in a resounding “no” vote from the people’s representatives — and if you think getting the Patriot Act reauthorized was uphill, figure getting...
  • Fear the Muslim Brotherhood (VERY good read)

    01/31/2011 11:00:49 AM PST · by milwguy · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 01/31/2011 | andrew mccarthy
    At the Daily Beast, Bruce Riedel has posted an essay called “Don’t fear Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood,” the classic, conventional-wisdom response to the crisis in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is just fine, he’d have you believe, no need to worry. After all, the Brothers have even renounced violence! One might wonder how an organization can be thought to have renounced violence when it has inspired more jihadists than any other, and when its Palestinian branch, the Islamic Resistance Movement, is probably more familiar to you by the name Hamas — a terrorist organization committed by charter to the violent destruction of...
  • Missile Malpractice

    12/06/2010 5:21:40 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/4/2010 | Andrew McCarthy
    Show me where in the Constitution it says the government — created by the people in order to serve the people — is empowered to mandate that those selfsame people buy health insurance as a condition of living and breathing in the United States. That was the pointed demand put to Democrats during the Obamacare debate. You remember those months: threats and bribes for every wavering moderate on their side of the aisle, while Republican opposition was steamrolled with accounting voodoo and parliamentary tricks that would have made Saul Alinksy blush. And what was their answer on the Constitution? Why,...
  • American Taxpayer, Financial Jihadist

    08/14/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    It is “financial jihad,” explained Yusuf Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s sharia compass — and the man Feisal Rauf, the brains behind the proposed Ground Zero mosque, admires as “the most well-known legal authority in the whole Muslim world today.” It was 2002 and Qaradawi, who endorses suicide bombing and the targeting of American personnel operating in Islamic countries, was giving a lecture on the need to use the international financial system to support Islamist goals — like Hamas’s war to destroy Israel. The financial jihad has now achieved its greatest coup so far: It has co-opted the U.S. government as...
  • It’s About Sharia - Newt Gingrich resets our national-security debate.

    07/31/2010 11:09:11 AM PDT · by neverdem · 84 replies · 1+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | July 31, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    It’s About ShariaNewt Gingrich resets our national-security debate.  The 2010 midterms have not happened yet, but the 2012 campaign is under way. For that we can thank Newt Gingrich. Not because Gingrich is a candidate, though he almost certainly is. And not because he can win, because that is by no means certain. We should thank Gingrich because he has crystallized the essence of our national-security challenge. Henceforth, there should be no place to hide for any candidate, including any incumbent. The question will be: Where do you stand on sharia? The former speaker of the House gets the war...
  • Freedom Radio Welcomes the Great Andy McCarthy and Bev Perlson

    06/11/2010 11:14:25 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 26 replies · 213+ views
    Nite Cap at Freedom Radio ^ | June 11, 2010 | HonestConservative
    Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Andrew C. McCarthy joins us to discuss his newly released book 'The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.' We'll ask Mr. McCarthy about the 15-story sharia-compliant mosque and "fun center," aka the Cordoba House, planned for within the kill zone of the World Trade Center's Ground Zero. http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Jihad-Islam-Sabotage-America/dp/1594033773/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276279529&sr=1- Also joining us is the unstoppable Bev Perlson, founder of The Band of Mothers. Bev bravely spoke at the June 6 demonstration against construction of the Islamic Monument to their victory on September 11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9jC9SY1AeQ&feature=player_embedded 8 pm est Sunday June 11, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freedom
  • Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women (MAF)

    06/01/2010 8:20:25 AM PDT · by Syncro · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | June 1, 2010 | Levi Russell
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2010 CONTACT: Levi Russel (509) 979 - 6615 levi@frontlinestrat.com Pro-Troop Group Announces Third Annual Drive to Support Military Servicemen and Women Sacramento, Calif. - Move America Forward, the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization is announcing the third annual “Troopathon” which is set to take place July 1st live from the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California. The Troopathon is a once-a-year fundraiser held by the group and consists of an 8 hour live video broadcast over the web and radio. This 8 hour live broadcast is hosted by Melanie Morgan, talk...
  • OBAMA: Student Radical [Explains his 2010 Nuclear policy]litary]

    04/11/2010 1:42:51 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 30 replies · 1,545+ views
    NRO ^ | July 6, 2009 | Andy McCarthy
    [Snip]...The New York Times unearthed a 1983 article called, "Breaking the War Mentality," that Columbia student Barack Obama wrote for a campus newspaper. The article shows that Obama dreaded American "militarism" and its "military-industrial interests," while effusing enthusiasm for the dangerously delusional nuclear-freeze movement.
  • Slaughtering the Constitution

    03/16/2010 7:39:23 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 138 replies · 1,466+ views
    National Review - The Corner ^ | March 16, 2010 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    Mark Tapscott points out that when the Republican-controlled Congress used a "self-executing" rule very similar to the "Slaughter rule" to raise the debt ceiling in 2005, Rep. Louise Slaughter — along with Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Henry Waxman — went to court to try to reverse it...The bad news for present purposes is that they lost the case. The D.C. Circuit in Public Citizen v. U.S. District Court upheld the procedure. Upheld in this case does not mean endorsed. The Court did not say the self-executing rule was constitutional. It said it could not reach the question due to...
  • GOP beats back sneak attack on CIA interrogators

    02/25/2010 9:36:53 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies · 798+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 25, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    Earlier today while the nation was focused on health care Oba-Kabuki, Andy McCarthy sounded the alarm on a Democrat sneak attack on CIA interrogators: The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves. While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that would ban “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” The provision is impossibly vague — who knows what “degrading” means? Proponents will say...
  • Its The Enemy, Stupid (The National Security Side Of The Brown Win Alert)

    01/19/2010 9:32:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 692+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/20/2010 | Andy C. McCarthy
    It was health care that nationalized the special election for what we now know is the people’s Senate seat. But it was national security that put real distance between Scott Brown and Martha Coakley. “People talk about the potency of the health-care issue,” Brown’s top strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, told National Review’s Robert Costa, “but from our own internal polling, the more potent issue here in Massachusetts was terrorism and the treatment of enemy combatants.” There is a powerful lesson here for Republicans, and here’s hoping they learn it. One of the great frustrations of the Bush years was the fact...
  • The Constitutional Crisis and the Security Crisis - On detainees, either ignore the judges...

    01/04/2010 11:42:53 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 505+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 04, 2010 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    January 04, 2010, 4:00 a.m. The Constitutional Crisis and the Security CrisisOn detainees, either ignore the judges or rein them in. By Andrew C. McCarthy ‘We do not want a situation where the executive is defying the courts,” a senior Obama administration official told the Washington Post. The spokesman was rationalizing the administration’s release of jihadist detainees, who are returning to the jihad and targeting Americans. Such defiance, said the official, would be “a recipe for a constitutional crisis.” Evidently, the president doesn’t appreciate that we already have a constitutional crisis. The administration claims that it simply had to...
  • Negotiating with Terrorists ('Prepare to be enraged')

    06/24/2009 5:10:55 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 10 replies · 1,029+ views
    National Review Online ^ | June 24, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On Jan. 20, 2007, five American soldiers were killed and three seriously wounded in Iraq. As Bill Roggio relates at the Long War Journal, it was a daring operation: a twelve-man terrorist team disguised as U.S. servicemen attacked our troops as they held a previously arranged meeting with local officials in Karbala. Four of the soldiers were alive when they were abducted from the scene. They were handcuffed and murdered in a remote location when the coalition forces attempting to rescue them closed in. ... That President Obama has exchanged a terrorist for hostages is now obvious, as should be...
  • Andy McCarthy and Mark Levin discuss 'Miranda rights' of Islamic terrorists

    06/11/2009 6:06:13 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 15 replies · 816+ views
    MarkLevinFan.com ^ | June 10, 2009 | Sgt Tim
    After Mark Levin spoke with Congressman Rogers about his discovery that President Barack Obama had secretly ordered the FBI to Afghanistan to interview captured detainees, to include reading them their "Miranda rights," he spoke with former U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy. From his experience while prosecuting those that bombed our embassies in Africa, McCarthy provided a clear example of what happens when you extend Constitutional rights to terrorists:
  • Making Believe; Obama’s speech was deep in fable, short on fact

    06/05/2009 7:04:44 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 41 replies · 1,426+ views
    National Review ^ | June 05, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The president rehearsed the claim that Islam single-handedly “carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.” This is a myth. As Robert Spencer has ably recounted, it is not true that Muslims alone preserved the works of Aristotle, Galen, Plato, Hippocrates, and other pillars of Western enlightenment. More significantly, arrested development in the Islamic world owes to an anti-intellectualism that persists to this day in enclaves holding that no education beyond the study of the Koran is necessary. The president, moreover, insisted on pulling from the Muslim apologists’ playbook the expurgation...
  • Rule of Law, or Rule of Lawyers? Sotomayor claims an unlimited license for judicial activism.

    05/27/2009 3:56:34 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 970+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 27, 2009 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Uncle Sam is not a rich relation. He’s an empty vessel, filled only by what Americans pay in. He can’t give to one without taking from the other. And if the other doesn’t want to give, Uncle Sam has to press his thumb on the scales of justice. That is not the rule of law, it is the rule of lawyers. It is the claim that something extraneous to the law, to the antecedent rules we all agree to live by, should be dispositive in a given case. And that something is the lawyer-turned-judge’s subjective sense of right and wrong,...
  • Kristol: Obama to Reverse on Release of Detainee Treatment Photos?

    05/12/2009 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 19 replies · 1,005+ views
    The Blog @ TWS ^ | May 12, 2009 | William Kristol
    From White House Spokesman Robert Gibbs’s press briefing today: Q ... Is this something that is being considered, by the president, for reversal? Or is this the policy that will go forward? And does he have any anxiety about the potential consequences of the release of these photographs? MR. GIBBS: Well, obviously the president has great concern about any impact that pictures of potential detainee abuse, in the past, could have on the present-day service members that are protecting our freedom either in Iraq, Afghanistan or throughout the world. That's something the president is very cognizant of. And we are...
  • Stevens Judge Orders DOJ to preserve and produce files

    04/06/2009 3:22:21 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 34 replies · 2,176+ views
    The Corner @National Review ^ | 04/06/2009 | Andy McCarthy
    Greg Pollowitz points me to this report from the Anchorage Daily News, that the judge in the failed corruption prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens is still fuming at the Justice Department. The paper reports that Judge Emmet Sullivan, "on his own, without a request by either party" issued a pair of orders over the weekend, "indicating he may not be ready to give up jurisdiction of the case even as the government is asking for all charges to be dismissed." The report elaborates that the judge directed federal prosecutors to provide him copies of everything they had gathered in...
  • Chinese Inmates at Guantánamo Pose a Dilemma

    04/01/2009 8:01:36 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 13 replies · 854+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2009 | WM GLABERSON and Ms. WILLIAMS
    The dilemma has taken on new urgency because the plan to close the prison depends on other countries’ accepting some of the remaining 241 detainees Diplomats say that with President Obama embarking on Tuesday on a European trip, the effort could falter unless this country signals it is willing to take some of the Guantánamo prisoners. At home, though, Mr. Obama faces the prospect of a storm of protest from some quarters if he admits detainees the Bush administration labeled terrorists and barred from this country. Already, word of the men’s possible release has brought denunciations and anxiety from military...
  • The "They Did It" Presidency (Victor Davis Hanson, Mark Steyn, Andy McCarthy)

    03/10/2009 11:15:35 AM PDT · by Tolik · 24 replies · 1,831+ views
    NRO corner ^ | 3/10/2009 | Victor Davis Hanson, Mark Steyn, Andy McCarthy
    http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZDNjYmNkYWNmNWExNDMyNmQyNmE3NWYwMjAwNmFhY2Q= Tuesday, March 10, 2009 The "They Did It" Presidency   [Victor Davis Hanson] Obama's awkward corrective call to the NY Times that "Bush is the socialist, not me!" comes after claiming that the Brit protocol disaster was due to his weariness and the frenzy of the job. That claim comes after the White House orchestrated attack on Rush. Yet the problem for Obamians is not in the stars, but in themselves, mostly a result of that classically unfortunate combination of hubris and inexperience. The Obamians need to get a life and govern the country, rather than blaming their gaffes...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Enough Already [Eric Holder's "cowards" moral posturing]

    02/20/2009 8:41:17 AM PST · by Tolik · 34 replies · 1,529+ views
    NRO ^ | February 20, 2009 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Many have weighed in on Eric Holder's "cowards" slur. He obviously hasn't paid much attention to college campuses, where the obsession with race permeates departments, curricula, hiring, faculty profile, student events, funding, etc. Bumper-sticker identification and hair-trigger readiness to accuse someone of racism to further a particular ideological or even personal agenda are now 30 years old and institutionalized in higher education. He is right on one count, however — in the university, public schools, journalism at large, the foundations, and politics, there is a reluctance in one aspect to broach the subject. It is absolutely taboo to suggest that...
  • ‘The Right Man’ to Protect Us from Terror?

    01/13/2009 12:03:13 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 1 replies · 379+ views
    have to congratulate my friends who’ve somehow convinced themselves that “Eric Holder is the right man at the right time to protect our citizens in the critical years ahead.” They’ve proved what I wouldn’t have thought possible: that Barack Obama is exactly the unifying figure he claimed to be. After all, by choosing Holder, he’s managed to put a Who’s Who list of former top Republican Justice Department officials on the same page with Michael Ratner. Ratner is the head of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a Marxist, rabidly anti-American organization. When it is not representing al Qaeda and suing...
  • But Why Keep Talking to Him? [Victor Davis Hanson and Andy McCarthy on Obama-Ayers alliance]

    10/21/2008 11:11:58 AM PDT · by Tolik · 19 replies · 912+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | October 21, 2008 | Andy McCarthy & Victor Davis Hanson
    But Why Keep Talking to Him?   [Victor Davis Hanson]I confess I haven't followed the Ayers matter — except for one key and  persistently bothersome detail — the continued communications following 9/11. Relying on the unimpeachable New York Times, I learned two fact: (one), Bill Ayers, in 2001 said that he felt that he had not done enough bombing and could not rule out the possibility that he might have done it all over again; (two) for the next four years (until 2005 when Obama reached the Senate), Obama communicated with Ayers by phone and email (e.g.: "[they] have not spoken...
  • I've had it with the Left and I've had it with "conservatives" who haven't had it with the Left

    10/02/2008 2:37:22 PM PDT · by Unam Sanctam · 37 replies · 994+ views
    NRO The Corner ^ | 10/02/2008 | Via Andy McCarthy
    I'm posting because it is indicative of the anger in lots of reader email I'm seeing: The Ifill issue is front and center. Last night on Brit Hume's program, the consensus was that they all knew Gwen and she is a swell person, and of course she wouldn't do anything partisan. Just where the hell are these people coming from? Day in and day out, out here in the real world we see obvious bias, obvious double standards and yet the Republicans and a lot of the "conservative" media either don't see it, or if they do, they let it...
  • Standing Athwart History, Yelling... Sure, Go Right Ahead (Conservative Statism Whacked Alert)

    09/29/2008 8:20:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 3 replies · 417+ views
    National Review ^ | 9/29/2008 | Andy McCarthy
    A friend from the Hill writes: For the life of me I cannot understand the Corner these days. I keep wondering where the call to “Stand up and Yell Stop” that Mr. Buckley spoke of has gone. I keep reading about the irresponsibility of House Republicans, but how is it irresponsible to stand up and say that you think a bill is bad for America? It is the height of irresponsibility for the Bush administration – and all those doing their bidding – to be screaming “crisis” and scaring the hell out of the American people, holding a shotgun to...
  • McCain Mirage

    Senator John McCain’s ascendancy in the Republican presidential race has been truly remarkable. Yet, it’s no groundswell. To this point, about two out of every three primary and caucus participants have voted against him. If the Democrats and independents some states permit to crash the Grand Old Party were factored out, his standing in the Republican base would be even less impressive. Still, you have to hand it to his admirers: They have parlayed his thin support into an aura of inevitability. The glow could intensify this week, when McCain is likely, finally, to rack up some more impressive numbers...