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A Few More Thoughts on the Ground Zero Mosque

There’s a little more that needs to be said about the Ground Zero Mosque.  I’ve described the nuts and bolts of it here.

Supporters of the mosque’s construction like to create several intellectual dodges in order to bolster their opinions.  I’ve already addressed the first one: that it’s legal because it’s in the Constitution and [...]

Muslims in Spain Want to Pray with Christians at Cordoba Cathedral

In light of the debate on the proposed Cordoba mosque near Ground Zero comes this story from Spain.  Since losing their Cordoba mosque to Christians, Spanish muslims would like to pray alongside Christians at their Cordoba Cathedral:

Muslims in Spain are campaigning to be allowed to worship alongside Christians in Cordoba Cathedral — formerly the [...]

It’s Timmy Time!

Changing Birthright Citizenship: A Lesson from Estonia

How is it possible to be born in the country but not be a legal citizen of it?  Consider the case of ethnic Russians in Estonia:

Oleg Bessedin’s main travel document is called an “alien’s passport,” as if it were a gag item. But it is all that he has when he ventures abroad… Mr. Bessedin, [...]

Feckless President Supports Feckless Islamists

Now that the Obamessiah has weighed in on the issue of building a mosque near the site where Muslims flew airplanes into the Twin Towers, it’s time for a little plain talk about the subject.

The Muslim in charge of this project, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, famously claimed that the U.S. was an “accessory to [...]


State Representative Debbie Riddle and U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert, two incredibly, incredibly stupid politicians, are pushing the idea of “terror babies:”

Regular viewers of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360″ will recognize that term as referring to children born on U.S. soil to illegal immigrants. The children are automatically granted U.S. citizenship under the 14th Amendment and [...]

WikiLeaks Called “Irresponsible” by Both Governments and Human Rights Groups

As WikiLeaks plans more leaks, the criticism over WikiLeaks’ leak of Afghanistan docs, including names of civilians who collaborated with the coalition, comes from all sides:

The U.S. Government:

The Pentagon on Thursday warned WikiLeaks against releasing more documents. “It would compound a mistake that has already put far too many lives at risk,” said [...]

Chief U.S. District Judge Overturns California Ban on Gay Marriage

Destination: U.S. Supreme Court

A federal judge in California on Wednesday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that voter-approved Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution — handing supporters of gay rights a major victory in a case that both sides say is sure to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.The 136-page [...]

Maes, Tea-Party Candidate for Governor of Colorado, Sees U.N. Conspiracy

Enter the world of Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes.  He thinks that the Mayor of Denver is plotting to have the U.N. take-over Denver:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community… This [...]

“I just want to get my nose back:” Time Magazine’s Bid to Support the Aghanistan War

I won’t post the picture on the cover of Time magazine, but the cover should be seen to better understand the magnitude of what Time wants to do.   Here’s the story:

Newsweek carried a cover story by Richard N. Haass, president of the Council of Foreign Relations, titled, “We’re Not Winning. It’s Not Worth It,” [...]

Jewish Roots: Amar’e Stoudemire in Israel

Amar’e Stoudemire, who plays basketball for the NBA’s New York Knicks, is exploring his “cultural and spiritual” Jewish side.  This is one of the most unique and interesting stories on Judaism and Israel I’ve read in a long time.  Some excerpts:

TEL AVIV — Amar’e Stoudemire loped into the lobby of his Tel Aviv seaside [...]


FOX News reports: “Solar Tsunami to Strike Earth“

Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet. 

The Sun’s surface erupted early Sunday morning, shooting a wall of ionized atoms directly at Earth, scientists say. It [...]

400 Children

In Israel, 400 children of foreign guest workers who were born in Israel to parents who overstayed their visa are slated for deportation:

The public debate followed a decision by the cabinet on Sunday to approve a plan for granting status to the children of people who entered Israel with a valid visa or permit [...]

Under Raul Castro, Cuba Allows More Private Enterprise

Is Cuba China or is Cuba the former USSR?  What will the economic reforms bring?  A very carefully controlled transition to capitalism, or the downfall of the Revolution?

Cuban President Raul Castro said Sunday that his government would allow more private businesses and make it easier for those businesses to hire workers, as the socialist [...]

United Arab Emirates to Block Blackberry Communications

Come October, no email or text messaging from your blackberry in the U.A.E.:

The United Arab Emirates, citing security concerns, said Sunday that it would suspend BlackBerry mobile services like e-mail and text messaging beginning in October, the latest high-stakes clash between governments and communications providers over the flow of digital information.

The Emirates have [...]