When news broke that the NYPD had been spying on whole Islamic neighborhoods, it didn't just prompt Muslims to mistrust cops. The issue has stirred up strong reactions from American Muslims -- some are vehemently pro-surveillance, while others have decried police tactics as attacks on civil libert ... More >>
The GOP Presidential race has had its share of joke candidates -- all of whom rightbloggers have taken seriously. There was Donald Trump; then the black Trump, Herman Cain; then Paul Ryan, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Chris Christie, and Herman Cain again. As erstwhile frontrunner Cain's campaig ... More >>
Was David Williams IV a terrorist? Or was he just out to make an easy score by scamming the government's informant?
There are a few ways to look at the case of the thwarted holiday crotch-bomber. On the one hand, we have a deluded fellow who, allegedly assured of eternal glory by jihadists who bade him sew explosive chemicals into his underwear, set his lap on fire during a Delta flight and, instead of the coo ... More >>
Just in time for Christmas, The Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) has launched an "I am Muslim, I am American" ad campaign. The slideshow-like presentation, with portraits of Muslim Americans doing American-American things like holding a baseball bat and being a cop, started airing ... More >>
What a waste of good rabble-rousing: After raging about Fort Hood, the New York terror trials, "political correctness" and such like, it appears Rudolph Giuliani is not going to run for governor, the Times reports. Fred Dicker has it too, so we doubt it's one of those left-wing smear jobs - ... More >>
You see it all the time in papers or on the web: "Islamic charities in US linked to terrorist funding," "Kerry campaign accepted funds from activist linked to terrorist group," "Barack Obama linked to terrorist Yasser Arafat," etc. Now Michael Bloomberg joins their illustrious company. His of ... More >>
If you follow gay blogger Joe My God at all, you know he's politically opinionated, but also breezy and fun. So it may surprise you that some prominent conservatives have called the FBI on him. Not on him, exactly -- on his commenters, some of whom made what these conservatives take as mena ... More >>
On Thursday Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan shot up Fort Hood, killing 12. Though a soldier for 12 years, Hasan apparently demonstrated, out loud, loyalty and affection for global jihad. It's appropriate to ask what such a person was doing in the U.S. Army.
The USS New York, an amphibious ship made partly with steel recovered from the World Trade Center, was commissioned by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Intrepid Pier this afternoon, with Blue Angels flying overhead and cannons firing from west side piers. The ceremony opened with a mom ... More >>
Bits and pieces are coming out about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the shooter in custody in the Fort Hood massacre. Records show he was born in Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' F. Edward Hebert School Of Medicine in Bethesda, Mary ... More >>
After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic. Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo. How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>
At least three shooters in army fatigues -- not necessarily soldiers -- have shot up the Fort Hood army base in Killeen, Texas. The perps started their assault at 1:30 p.m. Seven are reported dead, 20 wounded. The latest reports have the shooters neutralized or at bay, but the base remains in ... More >>
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