Saturday, December 27, 2014 Tevet 5, 5775
By:
Linda Lingle
If there was any doubt that Sen. John McCain would shake up Washington and institute real change, the selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the Republican vice-presidential nominee has put those doubts to rest. Few people can match McCain's maverick spirit and bipartisan nature like Palin. I've known Sarah Palin since her election as governor in 2006. I am...
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By:
Asaf Romirowsky
The eminent doyen of Middle East Studies Bernard Lewis noted that the success of Edward Said's book, Orientalism , was in being able to transform a term that had always referred to an area of academic specialty focusing on societies and cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia into an expression of political abuse. As Lewis prophesied, shortly...
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Myths of Islamic Tolerance Have Clear Goal: Extinction of the Jewish State Historian Benny Morris writes in The New Republic ( www.tnr.com ) on Sept. 10 about the legacy of Islamic anti-Semitism: "Scholars in the West have begun to devote time and space to anti-Western jihadism and Muslim anti-Semitism -- and a good thing, too, as these are very much...
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Free Speech Obviously Extends to Islamists But Not to Their Critics Columnist Clifford D. May writes in www.Townhall.com on Sept. 4 about the drive to restrict free speech about radical Islam: "In Europe, free speech may end with neither a bang nor a whimper -- but with a lawyerly assist. "It was three years ago this month that the Danish...
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GOP veep pick's speech reignites culture wars and sets liberals' teeth on edge
By:
Jonathan S. Tobin
One of the most intriguing episodes of American political history, and one with particular resonance for observers of this year's presidential race, took place at the Democratic National Convention in 1896. At that time, the Democrats were split between supporters of the policies of outgoing conservative incumbent President Grover Cleveland and the party's left wing, known to history as the...
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