Al Qaeda is the terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in 1988. The group’s ideology is founded on the premise that Muslims who follow secular leaders are treating these leaders as gods, and therefore, are apostates because they are … read more
How is this a victory for traditional law enforcement? Two young brothers, lightly armed, killed several innocent civilians, wounded 170, killed an officer and wounded another, and shut down one of America’s great cities. We had a whole city trapped … read more
The news out of Boston is coming fast, and some of it will certainly turn out to be inaccurate. Right now, two men are believed to be the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack on April 15, 2013 that … read more
Now that Sen. Rand Paul is done playing “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” maybe he should take a moment to watch one of the greatest conservative movies ever made: “Red Dawn.” In the movie, Soviet Red Army paratroopers invade and … read more
Twenty years ago today, al Qaeda first attempted to bring down the World Trade Center in New York — killing six people and injuring more than 1,000. As we remember the victims today, we should also remember something else: Eight … read more
Over at Slate, Dave Weigel reports on a new Farleigh-Dickinson poll which purports to show that a majority of Americans oppose drone strikes on American-born al-Qaeda leaders: Via CNN, the new Farleigh-Dickinson poll finally, finally separates two questions about drone … read more
Today, I posted on the “Top Ten” ObamaLeaks that John Brennan needs to explain in his confirmation hearings. Lo and behold, this morning’s Washington Post contains yet another leak — this one in a story on Brennan’s confirmation hearing! — … read more
They may be slow learners at the White House, but at least they learn. The Wall Street Journal report on the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, which killed a Turkish security guard and wounded several others, included … read more
As he welcomed his cabinet in 2009, Obama promised that “transparency…would be the touchstone of [his] Presidency.” That was then, this is now. With the appointment of drone warfare advocate John Brennan, Obama has wholeheartedly embraced the quieter, less transparent … read more
When New Yorkers sat down with their popcorn at a Times Square movie theater the other day to watch the movie “Zero Dark Thirty,” they didn’t realize that they were watching the film with the man who lived the story … read more
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