» 2012 » December

Netanyahu Faces Divided Opposition in Israeli Elections

Sunday, December 30th, 2012 - by Jonathan Spyer

National security is the key issue.

Read bullet | Comments »

Republican Hopes Rest on Suburban Comeback

Sunday, December 30th, 2012 - by Patrick Reddy

Regaining dominance in northern suburbia is the GOP's best path to victory.

Read bullet | Comments »

PJTV’s Trifecta: Was 2012 the Best Year Ever?

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 - by PJTV
YouTube Preview Image

John Steve Green, Scott Ott, and Bill Whittle for their take on the year that was.

Read bullet | Comments »

PJTV’s ZoNation: Quentin Tarantino’s Fixation with The ‘N’ Word

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 - by PJTV
YouTube Preview Image

Alfonzo Rachel’s take on Quentin Tarantino’s new film, Django Unchained. And don’t miss John Boot at the PJ Lifestyle blog: With Django Unchained Is QT Devolving Into the Weird Al Yankovic of Cinema?


Read bullet | Comments »

‘Gun Control Fails,’ Say Statistics from … Gun-Control Advocates

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 - by Howard Nemerov

All you need to know: the key gun statistics, straight from the gun-control groups themselves. Related: Happy New Year! Chicago Murder Tally Hits 500 for 2012

Read bullet | Comments »

Hello, Debt Limit: Geithner Plans ‘Extraordinary Measures’

Friday, December 28th, 2012 - by Rodrigo Sermeño

One more thing weighing on the year-end fiscal cliff as last-ditch talks begin. Also read: House Likely to Offer Amendments to Any Senate Cliff Deal

Read bullet | Comments »

No Luck for Senators Trying to Rein in FISA Powers

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 - by Bridget Johnson

Sen. Rand Paul said Americans have become "lazy and haphazard in our vigilance" of the Fourth Amendment.

Read bullet | Comments »

Math Is Coming

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 - by Frank J. Fleming

Math is remorseless, and it will eventually balance its numbers, not caring who is hurt in the process. More: Fiscal Cliff, the 11th Hour: GOP Says Dems Can Amend House Bills If They Like

Read bullet | Comments »

‘Right to Work’: Is Ohio Next?

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 - by Tom Blumer

After Indiana and Michigan, Ohio must compete.

Read bullet | Comments »

Can Congress Avert a Plunge Off the ‘Dairy Cliff’?

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 - by Fallon Forbush

Farm Bill provisions have already expired, the lame duck is nearly at an end, and the holdup hasn't been worked out.

Read bullet | Comments »

‘Childish Fantasy’: Gun Control and the Victim

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 - by Jack Dunphy

Gun control advocates refuse to properly assess human vulnerability. Related: Celebrities Launch Dumb Gun Control Campaign

Read bullet | Comments »

Time for Some Common-Sense Publishing Controls

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 - by Rand Simberg

What would Second Amendment bloviators say if we applied their logic to the First Amendment?

Read bullet | Comments »

Soviet Style: Vladimir Putin Bans U.S. Adoptions of Russian Children

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012 - by

His absurd response to the U.S. Congress finally challenging him by passing the Magnitsky law.

Read bullet | Comments »

R.I.P., Cap-and-Trade?

Monday, December 24th, 2012 - by Bill Straub

Prospects for the once-favored climate-change legislation appear to have gone up in smoke.

Read bullet | Comments »

The Jihad Against Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2012 - by Robert Spencer

“It is not permissible to imitate the kuffaar [unbelievers] in any of their acts of worship, rituals or symbols...” — Saudi cleric Muhammad Saleh al-Munajjid

Read bullet | Comments »

Why Is America Midwiving a Muslim Brotherhood-Ruled Syria?

Monday, December 24th, 2012 - by Andrew G. Bostom

Delusional, dangerous policy.

Read bullet | Comments »

How the Program Approach Has Failed Big Education

Monday, December 24th, 2012 - by David Solway

Programmatic reform in education is almost always a dead end.

Read bullet | Comments »

Manufacturing Racism: Academic Hiring and the Diversity Mandate

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 - by Janice Fiamengo

So-called equity hiring is an inequitable and injurious practice.

Read bullet | Comments »

A Gun-Crime Proposal (That Might Actually Help)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

To lessen violent crime, how about looking to the laws proven to lessen violent crime?

Read bullet | Comments »

Fiscal Cliff: Drink Some Eggnog and Deal With It

Friday, December 21st, 2012 - by Bridget Johnson

Emboldened after Boehner's B-pocalypse, Obama tells lawmakers to "cool off" and "agree on what we already agree on."

Read bullet | Comments »

Last State Ban Against Concealed Carry Struck Down by Appeals Court

Friday, December 21st, 2012 - by Gary Wickert

Illinois becomes the last state to lose the argument. (Also read: NRA Criticizes Gun-Free School Laws.)

Read bullet | Comments »

PJTV’s Poliwood: Does Hollywood Need to Rethink Its Relationship to Violence?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by PJTV
YouTube Preview Image

Join PJTV for access to special members-only offerings — become a PJTV member today by clicking here.

In the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Roger Simon and Lionel Chetwynd take a look at guns and violence in the movies. Does Hollywood have an unhealthy relationship with firearms and violence? Why do depictions of sex merit an “R” rating, while violent acts barely raise an eyebrow? Is it time for the Motion Picture Academy to reasses the ratings systems? These questions, and more, are discussed on this week’s Poliwood.

Click here for an embeddable version of the show, and to watch on YouTube.

Read bullet | Comments »

For ‘A Well-Regulated Militia,’ What Firearms, Gear, and Skills Should You Own?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by Bob Owens

High-powered, militarily useful weapons are the point of the Second Amendment.

Read bullet | Comments »

DHS Delays REAL ID Implementation Indefinitely

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by Bridget Johnson

After years of kicking the can on the 2005 law, and just 13 states in compliance, Napolitano kicks it once again to a "suitable date."

Read bullet | Comments »

Document Says Iran Orders Assassination of Bahrain’s King

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 - by 'Reza Kahlili'

Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi has issued a fatwa for the killing.

Read bullet | Comments »