John Brennan, the man who recently defended jihad as a"legitimate tenet of Islam,” has come to to personify the misguided phenomenon of westernizing Islamic concepts.
Do Europeans have the will to create an entity that is more than geographic, one that inspires tolerance, respect, and sacrifice?
Lawyer Mikey Weinstein is behind almost every attempt to ban Christianity from the armed forces.
Taken from the latest edition of PJM Political, Ed Driscoll interviews Zev Chafets, the New York Times journalist and author of the new biography, Rush Limbaugh, An Army of One.
There really is no one better suited to talk to conservatives about the dangers of extreme rhetoric than liberals.
The British statesman had a lot of experience with "peacemakers" whose ultimate and inevitable failure came when the enemy forced them to open their eyes to the true nature of the threat.
All the president's men — and his media, as well: there are plenty of things to investigate; the public has turned against the president. The media has nothing to lose but its sad preconceptions and its laughable elitism.
Since Watergate, it’s been the cliché that it’s the coverup, not the crime, that leads our public officials to perdition. And that’s basically the position regarding the Rep. Sestak scandal taken by Chris Cillizza in The Fix. Cillizza quotes some nervous – naturally anonymous – Democratic strategists:
“How do you make something out of nothing?,” asked one such operative who was granted anonymity to speak candidly about the matter. “By acting guilty when you’re innocent.”
Another senior party official said that the White House “has a lot of egg on their face” and described the events as a “PR nightmare”.
Of course in the case of Sestak and his putative job offer, we have no idea what actually happened. But we do know the sleaze factor is high – and not just because of the presence of Bill Clinton whose SQ (Sleaze Quotient) may be even higher than his IQ. Clinton is merely a product of “The Culture of Narcissism.” Obama et al are the product of something worse – “The Culture of Chicago.”
Frankly, I have a tad of nostalgia for Clinton because, Monica excluded, he was a much more sensible (and honest – believe it or not?) man than Obama and far less of a threat to our country and the world. Not nearly as much went wrong under eight years of Clinton’s watch than in less than one year of Obama’s. It’s pathetic, actually, that Bill is now so willing, as apparently he was, to carry water for the new President in this kind of cheesy operation. Can you imagine George W. Bush doing such a thing for some Republican president? I can’t.
But the real issue now is not the “Deep Dish Sleazemeisters” from Chicago. They are who they are. Rod Blagojevich, Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama are all cut from the same cloth.
The real issue is our media – the Fourth Estate that we all are supposed to depend on to vet these people. When Nixon was President, they did so with an alacrity hitherto unseen. With Obama, as we all know, it has been completely the reverse. The press’ record on investigating the President – as a candidate and in office – has been nothing short of embarrassing. Even at the recent press conference, the first in months, only Fox News’ Major Garrett and ABC’s Jake Tapper disported themselves as genuine journalists. The rest appeared like Izvestia wannabes at a Moscow presser circa 1962, only slightly better dressed.
So now the time has come. The public has turned against the President. The media has nothing to lose but its sad preconceptions and its laughable elitism. And there plenty of things to investigate. Sestak is the least of it (minor league). So too is the oil spill (an accident). These are not even the big stories. The big ones are about an economy that is in free fall, a foreign policy that allows dictators to flourish around the world and a justice department that has gone miles off the reservation. (PJ Media will be looking into that last one. Stay tuned.) Will new Woodwards and Bernsteins appear in the mainstream media to investigate any of these subjects? Or are they too much “true believers” to dare? So far, there is no reason to be optimistic.
Just two weeks in, Rep. Eric Cantor is thrilled with the success of YouCut, which has already produced two spending reduction proposals. Update: Don't miss PJM DC Bureau Chief Richard Pollock's new interview with Rep. Cantor on PJTV.
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You can learn a lot about a man by his choice of heroes.
Is the president an insensitive boob? Or an anti-Semite?
Before we ride BP out on the rails, remember that the deaths of the rig workers and the necessity of what they were doing are what matter most.
Several legal and security experts explain to PJM why national security must trump prosecutorial success.
Revealing their true nature, leaders of a massive convoy looking for a confrontation with the IDF say they won't bring aid to kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
A group of police chiefs — including L.A.'s Charlie Beck — say that illegal aliens will be more reluctant to help fight crime out of fear of law enforcement.
Expose Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf's history, his statements in Arabic, and his organization's appallingly incomplete tax filings. (Click here to watch Walid Shoebat expose the Ground Zero mosque on PJTV.)
As Zombie's latest photo essay documents, everybody but the giant papier-mâché puppets came out of the woodwork (on both sides of the aisle) when President Obama returned to San Francisco on Tuesday.
Meet the Jews and Christians behind the planned mosque at Ground Zero.
Good news, bad news, worse news, and downright scary news about the confrontation on the Korean penninsula.
A century of German history serves as a reminder that the fantastic and impossible are just a blink away when the planets line up.
The ghost of Donald Rumsfeld's planning in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 is hovering over Obama, providing him with a Hail Mary option in the event things get even worse in North Korea.
While Rome burned, Nero fiddled. With modern-day Europe in financial turmoil, why is French President Nicolas Sarkozy humming the lyrics of Bobby McFerrin's '80s hit?
Exclusive new translations from Arabic websites reveal Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf seriously misleads New Yorkers about his intention to infiltrate Sharia law through his Ground Zero mosque. (Don't miss PJTV's coverage of the Ground Zero mosque story.)
My conservative and libertarian brothers and sisters, why do we associate ourselves with a phrase that is historically icky and philosophically untenable? To millions, "states' rights" is also a convenient shorthand for "Jim Crow." We can and should do better.