While testifying before a House of Representatives Joint Subcommittee hearing last month, I raised the uncomfortable fact that, despite receiving nearly $27 billion in U.S. aid over the last decade, Islamabad continues to pursue a self-defeating and dangerous policy of supporting some terrorists, while fighting others. Moreover, as terrorist bombs continue to…
To millions of readers, he was William F. Buckley Jr.: book author, magazine publisher, televised debater. To me, he was Bill: friend, ally, trailblazer.
Indeed, to remember Bill — who would have turned 88 last week — is to remember modern conservatism’s stellar leader.
Bill was an entrepreneur whenever he needed to be, and more often than most of us realized,…
On Nov. 21, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other members of the Senate, with the support of President Obama, who apparently lobbied wavering Democrats, broke the rules to change the rules and got rid of the filibuster for presidential nominations. So much for the tradition of debate in the U.S. Senate. The consequences could be dire.
When Harry Reid was the minority…
Jalaluddin Haqqani left a horrible legacy before he gave up active leadership of the Pakistan-based network of Islamist extremists he founded.
Haqqani believed Muslims across the world had a duty to “offer themselves” to the cause of fighting the Russians in Afghanistan. And many answered his call.
Was Haqqani's call the real seed of today's global Islamist…
Can you imagine Christianity without the dedicated faithful taking the gospel to nonbelievers? Missionaries would not travel the world preaching the redemptive message that God’s own son died on a cross to save humanity. What kind of institution would Christianity be? What kind of membership would it have?
The answer is obvious. It would be a smaller circle comprised…
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time. Families gather to give thanks for their blessings and to reaffirm the bonds of kin and friendship. We remember the Pilgrims and other times in our history for which we are grateful.
But there is a deeper meaning to Thanksgiving. Something about the virtue of gratitude that the holiday embodies transcends the particulars of the…
Corporate advertising often reflects the evolving zeitgeist. Three new ads that poke fun at the Obamacare rollout fiasco do just that. But what makes them particularly noteworthy is that they are from a health insurer.
Both the source and the message are significant on several counts.
First off, the insurer, Wellmark, is the parent company of the Iowa and South Dakota…
With the annual media coverage of “Black Friday,” it’s easy to overlook an important fact: There’s a lot of giving going on year-round that isn’t gift-wrapped — giving that makes a significant difference in the lives of millions.
Take the aptly named Spirit of America (SOA), a nonprofit organization that works with U.S. military personnel to provide humanitarian…
Only dug-in Washington bureaucrats would criticize the District of Columbia’s successful local school choice program for — wait for it — failing to offer enough information about choice.
A quibbling new report from the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress, faults the administrator of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program for not…
From forest fires to earthquakes, the West Coast can seem a particularly dangerous place to live. But when it comes to protection against the threat of long-range missiles, it’s much better off than the East Coast.
But that may be about to change for the better — with New York’s Sen. Chuck Schumer playing a major role.
In March, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel…
It has bounced around the Senate for more than a year without winning ratification. Yet supporters of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are back, pushing for yet another vote before senators head home for Christmas.
Progressives embrace the treaty as another step toward creating a set of universal standards that will enable all…
No, that’s not a facile, partisan jab. What just went down in Geneva is, in fact, a replay of the greatest diplomatic tragedy of the 20th century.
The Munich deal rested on the ridiculous notion that Hitler could be satiated. The new pact builds on the equally ludicrous idea that Iran would give up the means to build a nuclear weapon that will serve as the tip of its…
Make no mistake, New York is a great city. I can’t visit it without a sense of ant-like awe. Yet while I respect New York, I love London. It’s gigantic, but it still feels like civilization on a human scale.
I’ve been coming to Britain – not just London – regularly since 1989. But when I visited London again last month, I felt something different. New York is…
Everything is “on track.” Over the course of three and a half years, that’s what Obama administration officials repeatedly told Congress.
On October 1, the day the administration opened its website, only six living, breathing human beings enrolled in Obamacare. It turned out that the predictable little “bumps and glitches” were instead wholesale information-system…
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