Challenge to Lieberman could hurt all Democrats

Enraged that U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman supports the war in Iraq, insurgent Democrats who are fueling Ned Lamont’s primary challenge to Lieberman have tightened the gap with the incumbent. They may feel good about it but, in fact, they are threatening not just the Democrats’ hold on […]

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West must stop appeasing, start pressuring Iran

In the West’s approach to Iran, we are witnessing a classic example of appeasement toward not just a rising threat to Middle East stability but a growing global threat to freedom and democracy. Most recently, this appeasement has taken two forms.  First, leading European nations announced plans […]

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West must wake up to possibility that Iran’s saber-rattling is real

The global reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s recent comments about the Holocaust and threats to Israel is settling into a predictable pattern – denounce, rationalize, ignore – that illustrates the challenge of rallying the world to confront evil. Ahmadinejad’s comments, particularly his call that Israel be […]

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U.S. Muslim leaders must take stand

When a suicide bomber from the Islamic Jihad killed five Israelis and wounded dozens more in the coastal town of Hadera earlier this fall, the silence from America’s Muslim leaders was deafening. There was no statement of denunciation or even regret from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, […]

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In criticizing Bush, don’t cite Reagan

The shadow of Ronald Reagan hovers over the conservative Republican revolt against President Bush, with hard-core conservatives saying Bush does not measure up to the standard set by their hero.  In fact, one disgusted conservative, commentator Bruce Bartlett, has just penned a book called Imposter: How George […]

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