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The Bergdahl Fiasco, Act II

It was not a high point in Barack Obama's presidency. There he stood in the Rose Garden, beaming with pride, flanked by the parents of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. The younger Bergdahl had just been freed from captivitiy in Afghanistan, swapped for five Taliban terrorists, and the president seemed absolutely sure he would be widely…

Terror and the State of the Union

President Obama barely mentioned terrorism in his State of the Union address to Congress and the nation, spending a couple of minutes on the subject. It was actually the first time since 9/11 that a president failed to mention Al Qaeda – you remember them – and of course the term "Islamic terrorism" was completely…

Honesty and Islamic Terror

As any recovering alcoholic or drug addict will tell you, the first step on the road to sobriety is honesty. It can be excruciatingly difficult, but it's essential to admit your problem. The same is true in politics and punditry. As just one example, those of us who supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq should…

The Left’s Deep River of Denial

The pattern is entirely predictable. First, a savage terror attack is carried out in the name of Islam, usually by men shouting "Allahu Akbar." Second, hard news reports list the number of dead, the weaponry used, and the status of the killers. And then, within hours, some mushy-headed apologists descend on liberal news outlets to…

Fox Hunters, Shooting Blanks

Since it's time for New Year's predictions, here's one that is pretty much a sure bet: Fox News will dominate the cable ratings in 2015, just as it has for the past thirteen years. CNN will be a distant second, with MSNBC dragging up the rear, playing the role of the Washington Generals to FNC's…