Posts tagged as: foreign-policy

“A Twitter Exchange For the Ages”

“A Twitter Exchange For the Ages”

(John Hinderaker) That’s what Mark Hemingway called it; who are we to argue? Via InstaPundit , here it is. But first: the exchange stars Scott’s daughter Eliana, whom I have known since she was maybe six years old. Eliana is now doing tremendous work for National Review, and the only people prouder of her than me are her parents. Well, probably her sisters too. Anyway, here it is. It has to do with the story on the Michelle Nunn connection to Hamas that Eliana broke : Heh. Eliana is a member of the new generation of conservatives who are arriving at the barricades, maybe just in time.

An Immigration Trio

An Immigration Trio

(John Hinderaker) Jeff Sessions is mounting a heroic campaign to persuade Congress to block President Obama’s apparently imminent decree legalizing, in essence, five to six million illegal immigrants by granting them work permits. The Obama administration has been lawless in many ways, but this is stark illegality even by its standards. This is what the actual law says: INA Sec. 274A– Unlawful Employment of Aliens (a) Making employment of unauthorized aliens unlawful (1) In general It is unlawful for a person or other entity— (A) to hire, or to recruit or refer for a fee, for employment in the United States an alien knowing the alien is an unauthorized alien (as defined in …

Michelle Nunn’s charity and Hamas

Michelle Nunn’s charity and Hamas

(Paul Mirengoff) Democrats are hoping partially to offset the Senate seats they will lose in November by picking up a seat in Georgia. Their vehicle is Michelle Nunn, daughter of popular former Senator Sam Nunn. Nunn is trailing Republican David Perdue in most polls . However, she is running close enough to provide some hope for her beleaguered Party. Since 2007, Nunn has served as the CEO of Points of Light, a charitable organization founded by George H. W. Bush to encourage volunteerism across the country. Noble in concept, Points of Light — like so many originally high-minded ideas and organizations — has been infected by a left-wing political agenda. Thus, Eliana Johnson reports that …

Inversion Therapy for Liberals

Inversion Therapy for Liberals

(Steven Hayward) As we note here frequently—like yesterday , on the minimum wage—when it comes to economics liberals suffer from a severe case of cranial-rectal inversion. Liberalism’s latest trip to a tight dark place is over the issue of —irony alert— “inversions,” whereby American corporations buy foreign companies and “relocate” their headquarters to a foreign nation to lower their corporate income taxes.? Kind of like what rich northeasterners do when they retire and move to Florida (no personal income tax), or as any number of American companies have done by moving to Texas (lower taxes and less nonsense of every other kind). The reason for inversions is …

Report: At least 160 children died digging Hamas’ tunnels

Report:  At least 160 children died digging Hamas’ tunnels

(Paul Mirengoff) Because of their size and agility, children make good tunnel-diggers. The English knew this when they were digging coal mines during the Victorian era; Hamas knows it now. Thus, the Journal of Palestine Studies (edited by President Obama’s pro-Palestinian friend Rashid Khalidi ) reported in 2012 that Hamas uses children to help dig tunnels into Israel. The finding appears in a paper called Gaza’…

Republicans are maintaining, and maybe expanding, their edge in battle for Senate

Republicans are maintaining, and maybe expanding, their edge in battle for Senate

(Paul Mirengoff) The Upshot , the New York Times’ successor to Nate Silver’s 538, gives the Republicans a 60 percent chance of winning a majority in the Senate. This assessment is similar to the one Silver rendered in June. Both assessments are based on poll averages. However, the research firm YouGov, in partnership with The New York Times and CBS News, has just…

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

John Boehner Vindicated on Foreign Policy?

Put the Speaker's domestic actions aside for a moment, and you'll find a thrilling, rousing and prescient speech on neo-Soviet Russia.

Is Barack Obama John Galt?

Is Barack Obama John Galt?

(John Hinderaker) In her polemical novel Atlas Shrugged , Ayn Rand imagines a world in which the most productive citizens–business magnates, mostly, creators of wealth and generators of progress–go on strike. Tired of being blamed for the world’s ills by parasitic liberals in the press, academia, popular culture and government, they quit. The result is chaos and disaster. John Galt is the mysterious figure who inspires the revolt of the wealth creators. On first impression, one would say that Barack (“You didn’t build that”) Obama is the anti-John Galt. A classic demagogue, he is one of the liberal horde who inveigh against the …

2014 World Cup all-stars

2014 World Cup all-stars

(Paul Mirengoff) The World Cup ended two weeks ago, which means that it’s high time for me to offer my World Cup all-star team. But first, a word about the tournament. The consensus among those who covered it is that this was the best World Cup in modern memory. I’ve followed every World Cup since 1978 (ten in all), but my memory of the early ones has become hazy. Certainly, though, this was the best World Cup in a long time. The Group Stage and Round of 16 were outstanding. The play was open, the cynicism was in check, and many of the matches provided high drama. Unfortunately, this cannot be said of the matches that followed. …

John Kerry and “what everyone knows”

John Kerry and “what everyone knows”

(Paul Mirengoff) For decades, diplomats and pundits have been saying that “everyone” — by which they mean their fellow diplomats and pundits — knows what the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian dispute would look like. It would look, they say, like two states with something similar to the re-1967 Israeli border and “security guarantees” for Israel. Lost on this arrogant breed is the fact that if everyone…

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