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Who Will Morsi Heed: Allah or Tom Friedman?

This is all a tragedy for the poor victims in the Middle East and a farce for the well-paid, much-honored careerist opportunists and ideologues in the West.

Obama’s Careful Phrasing Conceals Disasters

Obama's State of the Union address touted an American return to world leadership, but concealed the failure of Obama's policies, especially in the Middle East.

Will the Likud Remain Democratic?

The institution of party primaries in Israel needs to be expanded not shrunk, so that the government will be under the supervision of the people from which it derives power and the moral authority to govern.

Morsi’s Goon Squads Kill 2 Activists; US ‘Disturbed’

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime is making Hosni Mubarak look like a peacenik. Police tortured to death two activists, others are “missing,” but the US is politely “disturbed” at its Muslim ally.

The Western Left Abandons the Arab Left

The left has sided with the reactionaries and against their comrades in other countries because they hate their own countries’ systems more.

Tell the NYT: Israelis Have Lost Interest in the ‘Peace Process’

There was little discussion during the campaign of 'the peace process, because everybody in Israel, with the exception of the European- and NIF-funded Left, knows that the “peace process” is dead.

Islamists in Jordan Oppose Upcoming Elections and Democracy Altogether

It now remains to be seen whether the Salafi Jihadists will resort to violence to prevent or foil the parliamentary election.

You Can’t Have a True Muslim State without Freedom, Democracy, Music, Art and Science

Christians and Jews would be enjoying freedom, peace and safety in a truly Muslim State.

Understanding Israel’s ‘Deal System’

While the Israeli media wrongly claimed that the Likud had made an extreme shift to the right in recent primaries, some commentators were correcting in observing the existence of a deal-system. (Part IV in a series about the Likud primaries).

The Salafi Crusades

The Salafi political victories, militia victories and terror attacks are all part of the same phenomenon, and it is about time that we confronted it for what it is.

With a Pocketful of Democracy

To the Muslim world, democracy did not mean individualism, it meant majority rule.

With Democracy for All and Freedom for None

Without the individual, the ballot box is only a tool for collectivist impulses and identities.

The Liberal Man’s Burden

One-hundred and thirteen years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem about the American enterprise in the Philippines. The title of that poem has since become a byword for racist colonialism and yet its text is a sardonic recitation of the dim virtues of the "Savage wars of peace." "Go bind your sons to exile, To serve your captives' need;" Kipling wrote. "To seek another's profit, And work another's gain. Fill full the mouth of Famine, And bid the sickness cease." This moral imperialism has never gone away, though it is no longer thought of in racial terms. For over a hundred years, the United States has gone on trying to feed and cure the world, sacrificing for others and seeing nothing in return.

Nobel Peace Prize Rewards The End of Democracy

Many of us can, I am sure, remember where we were when we realized that the resplendence of the Nobel Prize had diminished. For some this realization can be traced to the news that Yasser Arafat had become joint recipient of the Peace Prize (an award of which he was never stripped). For others it will have been the announcement earlier this month that the award had been given to the E.U.

ACLU Sues to Block Anti-Election Fraud Bill in Michigan

Only citizens of the United States can legally vote in federal elections. So Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson added a yes/no question on ballot applications that asks: "Are you a United States citizen?" But according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, this simple requirement is "an election day disaster in the making." So the ACLU did what it usually does, which is to sue.

The Graveyard of Neoconservatism

Democracy only works when the character of the people is better than the character of their government. It works very badly when the character of the people is actually worse and the existing system serves much the same purpose as bars in a tiger cage do. The neo-conservatives were unprepared to grapple with such troubling notions.

Iranian Woman Strikes a Few Blows (and Kicks) For Freedom

Reported: Iran Cleric Pummeled by ‘Badly Covered’ Woman After Warning ... An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan...

Russia Evicts USAID

The Russian government has evicted the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), according to the US State Department, accusing the organization of using its money to influence elections.

Democratic Platform: No Mention of Islamist Challenge, No Support for Arab Liberals

When I read the platform I am shocked and disappointed. I can pick at the issues of popularity, Afghanistan and Iraq. But the failure to deal with revolutionary Islamism is ridiculously glaring (they didn’t use the tiniest fig leaf to cover themselves), making a mockery about the democracy and human rights’ pretensions. The treatment of Middle East allies is shockingly insulting. The issues of Syria and Egypt are simply dodged. There is not a single mention of the opposition in Iran. All terrorists not involved directly in the September 11, 2001, attacks are ignored. There is not the slightest hint that any regional strategy exists at all.

The Trouble with Tunisian Values

There is no doubting the Islamist revolution in Tunisia.

AG Urged to Probe Leftist Academics Telling Pilots to Refuse Bombing Iran Nukes

"This is a call for rebellion and it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy," declared Labor Party Chairperson Shelly Yachimovich.

Jew Marries Gorilla in Historic Ceremony

With the Golden Gate Bridge symbolically in the background, the nuptial union between the pioneer Jewish anthropologist and the stunning, white wedding-gowned gorilla marked a historic bridge between mankind and the world of the primates, and another one of Judaism’s great contributions to human culture. Rabbi Christine Christy, dynamic leader of California’s Progressive Democratic Liberal Reform Jewish Movement, officiated at the tear-filled ceremony.

America’s $2 Billion a Year to Egypt Hinges on Its Peace with Israel

Democracy without a legitimate constitution and a Bill of rights, especially protecting the rights of minorities, can become a very scary thing. What you get is a tyranny of the majority. So the United States, as the world’s foremost democracy and sole superpower, must insist that elected regimes be restrained by a constitution that safeguards against a gravitation toward tyranny.

Peter Beinart and Zionism

Beinart has decided that it is acceptable to boycott products from the West Bank but he encourages purchasing products from what he inaccurately and annoyingly refers to as "democratic" Israel. Here again is the latest form of idol worship that plagues Beinart and many left-wing American Jews - democracy.

J.E. Dyer: Ronald Reagan, 1982 – “A Test of Wills and Ideas, a Trial...

Ideological statism is not a mere cultural alternative, it is absolutely evil. Reagan had no doubt of what was right and wrong in this regard: “It would be cultural condescension, or worse, to say that any people prefer dictatorship to democracy.” But Reagan’s refusal to gloss over evil never produced discouraging rhetoric. It was always accompanied by a hard-nosed optimism about what was good in the Western culture of freedom and restraints on the state.

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