Tag: Islamic Fascism

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While my titular question may invite some raising of the eyebrows (I wouldn’t be surprised if it didn’t), a recent essay in Quillette confirmed some attitudes I’ve noticed among liberal journalists: their unwillingness to come out in full force against the very ideas that seemingly undermine their supposed commitment to human rights here in the […]

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No, Rubio: The American Dream Is Not Universal

 

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 10: Presidential candidate Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (L) (R-FL) speaks during the Republican Presidential Debate sponsored by Fox Business and the Wall Street Journal at the Milwaukee Theatre November 10, 2015 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The fourth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top eight candidates, and another for four other candidates lower in the current polls. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)I’m a fan of Sen. Marco Rubio. He’s an impressive man, and really shines in debates. If he’s the GOP nominee, I’ll relish watching his performances against Hillary Clinton (recall that her only experience facing off with a good debater forced her to run for her first term in this cycle, instead of planning her presidential library at the end of her historic two terms).

Yet, in Tuesday night’s GOP debate on the Fox Business Network, I was struck by what Rubio said about the American Dream, rightly seen as a desire to live in a society of economic and personal liberty:

It’s a universal dream of a better life that people have all over the world.

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… recent history shows us it’s going to take more than just a hashtag to defeat Islamic terrorism. Last year, the Nigerian Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped, raped and sold into slavery an entire school of 12-15 year old girls, due in large part to their Christian faith. Preview Open

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This isn’t current but Paris makes it timely. Besides, I just watched Argo and wanted to comment. I am eagerly anticipating some informed Rocochetti calling bunk on my history, if appropriate (and supported.) Argo is, of course, the American movie about the 1979 Iranian revolution. I remember being told that it gave credit to an […]

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Obama, ISIS, and Being on the Right Side of History Between Tee Times

 

obama-vacation-1-300x211President Obama on Wednesday slightly delayed his afternoon tee time to speak about the monstrous beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS. It was an underwhelming address from the Leader of the Free World who finds the crown so heavy and bothersome that he puts it down aside the putting green.

In his address, Obama did well in the “sympathy-in-chief” role. I do believe that Obama is horrified and saddened, as all Americans are, about the tragic fate of James Foley. But Obama failed in his actual job — that of a leader who must express genuine and righteous anger about this act of barbarism against all people who cherish liberty.

Obama has displayed more passion and employed sharper rhetoric when talking about Republicans in Congress — who, last I heard, are not in the business of sawing off heads to make their point clear. Maybe we’ll get a better performance from our president if ISIS makes fun of the Obamacare website.