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Daniel Hannan: Fascism and Communism: Sister Ideologies (Video)

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Of course. But as Hannan wrote last year in the London Telegraph, “The greatest cultural victory of the Left has been to disregard the Nazi-Soviet Pact:” Why do we downplay that memory? Largely because it doesn’t fit with what happened later. When Hitler attacked the USSR – to the utter astonishment of Stalin, who initially […]

The New York Times Rejects Your Reality and Substitutes Its Own

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I don’t know that I’ve ever read a book quite as eye-opening as Michael Oren’s Ally, the bestselling historian’s stunning new memoir of his four years as Israel’s ambassador to the United States,” John Podhoretz writes at Commentary. “For what Oren has written is an account of serving as a diplomat during a Cold War […]

A President in Free-Fall Sleeps Through a Cyber Pearl Harbor

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Not surprisingly, PJM alumnus Jennifer Rubin is much more aware of how Mr. Obama’s personal existential crisis has worldwide ramifications than Maureen Dowd, whose column we deconstructed in the previous post, and to her credit, Jennifer manages to chart “A presidency in free-fall” without resorting to pretentious T.S. Eliot references: And so the remainder of […]

MoDo Misses It By That Much

Monday, June 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Obama’s Flickering Greatness” is the latest rumination by Maureen Dowd: ON Saturday mornings, I love to watch reruns of the TV Western “The Rifleman.” Each show is a little moral fable, with Chuck Connors’s widowed rancher and crack shot, Lucas McCain, teaching his son, Mark, about actions and consequences. If you neglect to do this […]

Chicom OPM Hack Ensnares Data of All US Federal Employees

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Another day, another Obama-era American disaster. As Ed Morrissey writes at Hot Air, “Great news: OPM hack started over a year ago, encompasses all federal employees:” Some on Twitter now call this a “Pearl Harbor” in cyberspace, but that may actually undersell the damage that we now know the US took in the hack on […]

When the Leftwing Indoctrination Fails

Saturday, June 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Lefty author at Tablet has a conniption fit on “The Day I Discovered My Daughter Was No Dove.” The scene is in Israel, but it’s easy enough to translate it to American politics: So, we were walking down Rothschild Boulevard, hand in hand: she, 10 years old, and me, 38. Both divorced. In her case, […]

Poisoning Pigeons in the Persian Gulf

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Islamofascists certainly are rather obsessed with genitalia, aren’t they? And not just human genitalia either. Which is why, now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: Senior clerics fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq have issued a diktat banning pigeon breeding as they claim the sight of the birds’ genitals […]

Osama and Obama: Dueling Perpetual Grad Students

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Daniel Drezner has an amusing take in the Washington Post on “What we can really learn” from the contents of the library inside the compound where “Osama bin Laden, perpetual impoverished grad student” spent his last days before matriculating into Hell: This is not the collection of an ordinary policy wonk. No, as I perused […]

President Obama is ‘The Vehicle Through Which bin Laden Succeeded’

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Bin Laden had the book on Obama,” Paul Mirengoff writes at Power Line, who asks, “What should we make of the bookshelf?” Bin Laden’s bookshelf that is. Beyond being photographed on the 2008 campaign trail — chillingly in retrospect — holding fellow leftist Fareed Zakaria’s then-recent book The Post-American World, the pop culture-obsessed Mr. Obama […]

How to Answer the Question of the Week

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Read more: http://therightscoop.com/boom-ted-cruz-slams-the-media-for-being-obsessed-with-sex/#ixzz3ajmLpDMF

Obama in 2011: ‘We’re Leaving Behind A Stable And Self-Reliant Iraq’

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Now is the time when we juxtapose, Small Dead Animals-style: “Today, I can announce that our review is complete, and that the United States will pursue a new strategy to end the war in Iraq through a transition to full Iraqi responsibility. This strategy is grounded in a clear and achievable goal shared by the […]

Was the Iraq War a Mistake?

Monday, May 18th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“It’s become the gotcha question for Republicans seeking to win their party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential campaign: Knowing what we know now, would you have ordered U.S. forces into Iraq?,” Michael Rubin writes at Commentary: Would the Islamic State have existed if the United States had not gone to war? Saddam Hussein turned toward […]

Blog Comment of the Day

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Responding to a Time article titled “Terrorists’ most powerful recruiting tool: Boredom,” which significantly downplays the role of The Religion that Must Not Be Named, a commenter at Hot Air writes: 1. Most twentysomethings in the region are like teenagers in the West; they think they’re immortal, they’re easily bored, and they have chips on […]

Tough Week for Rolling Stone

Friday, May 15th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Jann Wenner started off the week by getting hit with a $7.5 million lawsuit for publishing a bunch of lies about a gang-rape that never happened,” Jim Treacher writes at the Daily Caller. “Now he’s ending it with the news that his boyfriend Jahar has been sentenced to death.” Treacher offers a “A Long-Distance Dedication” […]

Barack Obama, Crack Military Historian

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Chlorine itself historically has not been listed as a chemical weapon,” Mr. Obama said today when discussing Syria walking all over the many red lines his administration has placed in front of it. No, really. Wait’ll Mr. Obama discovers that little internecine scrum we like to call World War I. Moe Lane theorizes what the […]

Is ‘Starship Troopers’ the New ‘The Art of War’?

Sunday, May 10th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Wall Street raiders and business tycoons still cite Sun Tzu’s classic military treatise to explain preparation and tactical prowess. But if you really want an insight into 21st century warfare, you need to read Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Here’s why,” Joe Pappalardo writes at Popular Mechanics, offering six reasons, beginning with the novel’s refutation of Edwin […]

All This and World War II

Friday, May 8th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

Back in 2010, James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal spotted our old friend, former Enron advisor Paul Krugman rejoicing over the economic “miracle of the 1940s,” or as the rest of us call it, World War II.  Today, on the 70th anniversary of VE Day, Kevin D. Williamson of NRO spies another member of […]

The ‘But Brigade’ and the MSM’s Week of Epic Fail

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“I’m a First Amendment absolutist. But…” As Salman Rushdie told an audience in January, after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, I’m tired of the free speech “But-Brigade.” They were everywhere this week, as you can see by the above compilation by the Media Research Center; this was “The week that cable news failed free expression,” […]

VDH: America Shows All the Symptoms of a Civilization in Collapse

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“What causes civilizations to collapse, from a dysfunctional 4th-century-B.C. Athens to contemporary bankrupt Greece?,” asks Victor Davis Hanson. “The answer is usually not enemies at the gates, but the pathologies inside them.” After first noting the huge unpaid tax bills by Al Sharpton and other NBC spokespersons, and Lois Lerner’s attacks on innocent Americans who […]

Wayne’s World CEO Fired By Aurora Public Access Cable Channel

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - by Ed Driscoll

“Al Jazeera America Chief Is Ousted After Turmoil,” the New York Times report: Al Jazeera America announced Wednesday that it was replacing its chief executive, Ehab Al Shihabi, who has been in that position since the network was founded two years ago. It has been a difficult week for the network; three top executives left […]