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Israel Holds Off on Joint Military Exercise with U.S. in Wake of Potential Iran Deal

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

IMRA picked up on this release from the Israeli Defense Forces: The relations with the USA continue to be very tense: the editorial board of Israel Defense has learnt that Israel declined far-reaching proposals for Israeli-American defense cooperation in the context of a massive joint training exercise, designated Juniper Cobra 16, scheduled for early 2016. The exercise should include […]

Camille Paglia Unloads on Feminism, Bill Clinton at Salon and It’s Delicious

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

I’m a Paglia addict, which is why I’m so psyched for her 3-part interview series being released by Salon, liberal bastion that it is. Dear God, don’t let that turn you off. Read this lesbian atheist’s cultural commentary and you’ll find in it the seeds of the equity feminist movement (fancy lingo for the kind of women’s […]

Salman Rushdie Says PC Would Prevent Fellow Authors From Defending Him Against Islamic Death Threats Today

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

It’s a scared, scared world. Sir Salman Rushdie has claimed that the people who defended his most controversial work would not have done so today because of creeping political correctness. Leading literary figures rallied to Rushdie’s defence after The Satanic Verses incurred the wrath of Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a fatwa for blasphemy against […]

Time to Reconsider George H. W. Bush?

Sunday, July 12th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Only if by “reconsider” you’re okay with Poppy looking even worse than he did in 1992. But — surprise! — that’s not how his former chief of staff, John Sununu, sees it: George H.W. Bush has always had a hard time getting respect. He was mocked during his time in office with a Newsweek magazine cover […]

[VIDEO] Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate 4th of July

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

  We celebrate the 4th of July as the day we overtook the South. And the Declaration of Independence was signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1964. Or was it 1984? Those were some of the things media analyst Mark Dice learned when he asked San Diego beachgoers about the holiday. One woman didn’t bat an […]

Congressman Asks St. Louis Mayor to Remove 32-Foot Granite Civil War Monument

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

A Missouri congressman is asking the mayor of St. Louis to bring down a 32-foot-high stone Civil War memorial in the city’s Forest Park. The Confederate Memorial was erected in 1914 by the Ladies’ Confederate Monument Association. “To avoid provoking further antagonism to the project, the Association declared that the design they would choose could […]

Should New York Town Take Down Its Indian-Wrestling Seal?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Dissent is gaining traction on social media against the longtime seal of a village on the road between Syracuse and Albany. Whitesboro, N.Y., with a population under 4,000, was founded by Hugh White — who is immortalized on the village’s seal fighting with an Oneida chief. According to the history page of Whitesboro’s website: Most […]

Barack Obama Takes the Charleston Funeral from the Sacred to the Profane

Friday, June 26th, 2015 - by David Forsmark

  All week, the relatives of the slain in Charleston insisted “this is not about politics,” when asked about topics like the Confederate flag or gun control. They turned the topic to the faith of the fallen and the forgiveness to be found in Christ. That ended Friday when Barack Obama showed up, fresh from his […]

PBS Yanks Affleck’s ‘Roots’

Thursday, June 25th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Non-leftist Americans can be forgiven for thinking that the media has become one giant progressive racket for people who all share exactly the same social and political attitudes. So good for PBS for yanking, at least temporarily, Finding Your Roots after it was learned that Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates deliberately excised Ben Affleck’s slave-owning […]

ISIS Supporters Provoke Israel, Rest of World Says ‘Eh, It’s the Weekend’

Monday, June 8th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

.@IsraeliPM @netanyahu scathing against intl comm for hypocrisy & silence in wake of #Gaza rocket attacks on #Israel! pic.twitter.com/BMotJIzKRg — Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) June 7, 2015 Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel has resumed intermittently over the past week and into the weekend. The third attack came on Saturday, June 6, when a […]

News as Melodrama: ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding by ‘Monster Storm’

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Leslie Loftis

I am a native Houstonian. I have seen a fair share of flooding. This time, however, friends outside the state have sent a steady stream of worried messages. I gather from their worry that the news has presented the Memorial Day 2015 flood—we flood frequently enough that we name the events for ease of reference—as […]

Chris Christie Declares NJ Will Drop Common Core?

Friday, May 29th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In 2010, New Jersey’s RINO Governor Chris Christie declared that Common Core was ”one of those areas where I have agreed more with (President Obama) than not.” Five years later, with his eyes set on the Republican Presidential nomination, he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, Christie reversed his 2010 decision that made New Jersey one of […]

In Days of Old, When Knights Were Bold

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Our image of medieval knights is one of slow, ponderous, clunky men in heavy armor, whaling away at each other with broadswords. Au contraire! Cool, huh?  

Police Officer Assists World War II Veteran in Honoring His Fallen Comrades on Memorial Day

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 - by Chris Queen

It seems like lately all we hear about are complaints against police officers, but most officers go about their day without incident. For one officer in metro Atlanta, Memorial Day gave him an experience he will never forget. In Dunwoody, a suburb of Atlanta, Sergeant Robert Parsons noticed an elderly man who had pulled off […]

The 33 Radical Islamic Problems Obama Chooses to Ignore

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

#US conducts raid on #ISIS in #Syria, kills top official http://t.co/DqDvE6OQWV #obama #radical #islam pic.twitter.com/ybjIbki8AE — ~~~mððnie (@mmmoonie) May 16, 2015 In need of a little light reading on Islamic terror at home and abroad? Check out the ZOA’s litany of incidents of radical Islamic terror at home and abroad that President Barack Obama has […]

A Day of Remembrance Is Nothing Without Poetry

Monday, May 25th, 2015 - by Robert Wargas

I have always been deficient in expressing emotion through anything other than the written word. It’s one reason I always return to poetry when the occasion calls for some depth of feeling. My favorite American poet, the late Richard Hugo, is a forgotten figure. You will not see his sinewy free verse quoted during special […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today: the Sinking of the Lusitania Drove America Toward War

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

Pretty much the trigger for the entry of the United States into World War One: The British Admiralty had secretly subsidized her construction and she was built to Admiralty specifications with the understanding that at the outbreak of war the ship would be consigned to government service. As war clouds gathered in 1913, the Lusitania […]

The One Disruptive Tactic That Can Recover Our Constitution: Controversial New Book Has Practical Plan

Monday, May 4th, 2015 - by Scott Ott

The constitutional government of these United States of America is sick beyond the curative, or even palliative, powers of the ordinary process of legislation, elections, and the appointing of constitutional judges. Perhaps the only solution left to us is civil disobedience, to throw sand in the gears of the regulatory state. [See related episode of […]

How Will the Republicans Combat Vagina Politics?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Brendan O’Neill (who will receive flack for his opinion because he has a penis) nails it (as I will receive flack for this innuendo-laden metaphor) over at Reason when it comes to women declaring unwavering support for Hillary simply because she, too has a vagina: The bigger problem with such unabashed declarations of “vagina voting” is that […]

Sen. Mike Lee’s New Books Nails ‘Willful Subversion’ of ‘Our Lost Constitution’

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 - by Scott Ott

I was not sure we needed yet another book to tell us how our republic has veered from the constitutional track and become mired in the morass of a federally protected wetland. But if you haven’t read one yet, Sen. Mike Lee’s Our Lost Constitution is a good one. If you’ve read much on the topic, […]

‘Are You Afraid of Turkey?’: Harf Gets Owned on Armenian Genocide Questions

Friday, April 24th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Reporters tried to get the G-word out of the administration today on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, but both the White House and State Department went through every verbal dance possible to not anger Turkey. President Obama edited the word Ankara hates out of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, issuing a lengthy statement marking […]

Obama Literally Edits Out the Genocide, Marks ‘Armenian Remembrance Day’

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House moments ago issued President Obama’s annual statement to mark Friday’s Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, and as promised there is no genocide to be found. In fact, the White House press release just called it “Armenian Remembrance Day.” “This year we mark the centennial of the Meds Yeghern, the first mass atrocity of […]

Obama Administration Refuses to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 - by Chris Queen

As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of nearly 2 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, President Obama and his administration are refusing to refer to the massacre as a genocide – the term most historians use to describe the event, as well as the same language Obama used […]

Hillary and How Hollywood Turned Menopause into a Curse

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Language warning: NSFW Praised for her raw take on women’s body issues, comedian Amy Schumer hosted Tina Fey, Patricia Arquette and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for a sketch taking on Hollywood’s treatment of middle-aged women on the latest episode of her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer. It was a well-timed take on a rote discussion aired in […]

White House Summons Armenian Leaders to Tell Them Obama Won’t Honor Genocide Pledge

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

The White House pulled together Armenian leaders Tuesday to placate the community in advance of their latest ball-dropping on President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise to recognize the Armenian genocide. But activists who have long been asking Obama to keep his word were not placated. Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Deputy National Security Advisor Ben […]

Remembering Mark Harding, the man “sentenced to Islam” before 9/11

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

Tonight I’ll be attending a memorial service for Toronto pastor Mark Harding. A friend remembers: Let me just say now that what shortened his life and caused his untimely death was his passion to help others. He was one of the first Christian ministers to see the threat of the militant Islam. He didn’t hate […]

FBI Chief Likens Poles to Nazis, Hears About It Pronto

Monday, April 20th, 2015 - by Michael Walsh

It seems every major post in the American government is now occupied by a blithering idiot: Polish officials were up in arms Saturday after FBI Director James Comey suggested that their country shared responsibility for the Holocaust. Comey, in a Friday column in the Washington Post, compared Poles and Hungarians to the Nazis during World War […]

Turkey Increasingly Upset About Armenian Genocide Being Referred To As ‘Genocide’

Friday, April 17th, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

Silly people and their truth. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has accused the EU of declaring “enmity” on his country as next week’s centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the […]

Heat Turned Up on Obama to Recognize Armenian Genocide After Pope Angers Turkey

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Armenian lobbyists say that Pope Francis angering Turkey over recognition of the Armenian genocide sets the stage for President Obama to keep a 2008 campaign promise — or not. “The facts are undeniable,” Obama said in a Jan. 19, 2008, statement. “An official policy that calls on diplomats to distort the historical facts is an […]

‘Fictional victims are much more important than actual people’

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

  Gavin McInnes — or rather, his beta male leftoid “brother,” Miles — makes his debut at TheRebel.media. Warning: This is satire, but you may find it hard to distinguish from an actual “conversation” you’ve had with a far-left relative or co-worker. You may want to share it with the “Miles” in your life…

Today in History: 150th Anniversary of the Surrender at Appomattox

Thursday, April 9th, 2015 - by Kathy Shaidle

At TheRebel.media, historian John Robson observes: The series of 150th anniversaries of key Civil War events has received surprisingly little attention especially, it seems, from the White House, curious given the importance of a black president in ending the long racial nightmare. But it deserves our attention, both for what was achieved through forgiveness after […]

[VIDEO] College Students Can’t Answer Basic Questions About the Holocaust and WW II

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 - by Paula Bolyard

Jerry Amernic, author of The Last Witness, asked university students in Toronto some very simple questions about the Holocaust and World War II. Their answers demonstrate a remarkable ignorance of some of the most important events of the 20th century. The students couldn’t answer even the most basic questions, like how many Jews died in the […]

When Jews Flee, Christians Become the Target

Saturday, April 4th, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

Israel National News reports on Israel’s UN Ambassador Ron Prosor’s latest speech to the United Nations Security Council regarding the grotesque mistreatment of Christians in the Islamic world: Amb. Prosor began by explaining that these days, as the Jewish Passover approaches, there is a terrible new “exodus” that is plaguing the Middle East, one “driven […]

When Hillary Stumps on The View, Will Monica be Asking the Questions?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 - by Susan L.M. Goldberg

In TV land, touting your victimhood really pays off. Just ask Monica Lewinsky, who finally hooked herself up with the right PR agent. After dawdling in obscurity she manages to reshape herself as the “first victim of cyber-bullying” morphing into a hot commodity among the causeheads in Hollywood, including Barbara Walters. Attempting to reshape her […]

Poll: American Support for 2 State Solution in Israel Hits 20 Year Low

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 - by Stephen Kruiser

So much for that story. Support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is at nearly a 20-year low among Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Only 39 percent of respondents in the poll expressed support for a two-state solution, down from 58 percent in 2003, according to a Gallup Poll. […]