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by | Jul 19, 2020

In William F. Buckley’s inaugural book God and Man at Yale, then-famed Professor Henry Steele Commager was cited for his belief that university faculty should have total control over the educational marketplace. In Professor Commager’s view, consumers and financers of…

by | Oct 25, 2018

In a small, crowded conference room full of Christian icons at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., around 40 people gathered earlier this month to hear two academics from a Muslim background discuss the topic of “Islamophobia” in Europe. The scholars were…

by | Jul 26, 2018

Congressman Keith Ellison (D) lost his cool when confronted on his association with Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan, Ellison’s former employer. Farrakhan has a long and well-documented history of bigotry, which Ellison refused to admit. Particularly given Ellison is a…

by | Feb 5, 2018

President Trump’s first State of the Union contained a lot of talk about “terrorism,” ISIS, and Guantanamo Bay, but not a word about radical Islamism. “Radical Islamist ideology” was the language used less than six weeks earlier when his administration’s…

by | Jul 7, 2017

In a bold reversal of longstanding Israeli policy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently called for dismantling the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and rolling its functions into the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), which handles the…

by | Nov 4, 2016

The next U.S. president will have a difficult job in the Middle East. The Obama administration’s failure to appreciate the long-term consequences of its actions (and inactions) have allowed forces unfriendly to the United States to make unprecedented strategic, political,…

by | Sep 30, 2016

President Obama is rumored to be considering a major reversal of decades-long U.S. policy toward Israel by supporting a UN Security Council resolution that unilaterally recognizes a Palestinian state before a peace agreement is negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians….

by | Nov 12, 2014

The word is that Florida Senator Marco Rubio will decide “within weeks” whether or not to seek the presidency. The dynamic young senator has been talked up as a potential presidential candidate ever since Florida voters sent him to Washington….

by | Oct 27, 2014

In the blizzard of coverage of swing seats that will ensue after next week’s election, it will be easy to overlook important new arrivals without stiff Democratic opposition—though they will have an outsized influence going forward. Take Alabama’s Gary Palmer…

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