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When tolerance warps religious freedom.

There was a great commentary today by Bill McGurn regarding the state of religious freedom in America today, and where that’s trending (hint, not up). McGurn’s opinion cited a recent case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which the Supreme Court agreed to hear shortly. The background of the case […]

Muslims against the Ground Zero mosque.

“I can’t imagine that Muslims [actually] want a mosque at this particular location, because it will become an arena for the promoters of hatred, and a monument to those who committed the crime. Moreover, there are no practicing Muslims in the area who need a place to worship, because it is a commercial district. Is […]

Once again, the great “Uniter” divides.

[NY Times] WASHINGTON — President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan, using a White House dinner celebrating Ramadan to proclaim that “as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as […]

You can’t win a war if you can’t name the enemy.

This is astounding… creepy too. [Mark Steyn] Last week, the American Association of Pediatricians [AAP] noted that certain, ahem, “immigrant communities” were shipping their daughters overseas to undergo “female genital mutilation.” So, in a spirit of multicultural compromise, they decided to amend their previous opposition to the practice: They’re not (for the moment) advocating full-scale […]

Loony leftist projection.

Gore Vidal is so washed up and irrelevant it’s kind of a waste of time to further comment on his angry contradictory ramblings. But I’m posting this because to me it’s a typical attitude of the Sixties hard-core leftist to project their shortcomings onto others — in this case, that America will decline into a […]

These people are just frakin’ crazy.

They’re crazy. Absolutely crazy. [Live Science Journal] For people who are looking for ways to reduce their “carbon footprint,” here’s one radical idea that could have a big long-term impact, some scientists say: Have fewer kids. A study by statisticians at Oregon State University concluded that in the United States, the carbon legacy and greenhouse […]

The not-so-green Prius.

Here’s an interesting letter to the Washington Post editor which underscores that the law of unintended consequences is generally far more relevant and far-sighted then your average unelected egghead bureaucrat who designs our CAFE laws, etc.: The Prius’s reputation as a “green” car is completely undeserved. The culprit is its nickel metal hydride battery. The […]

Waxing Malarky.

There was a great commentary recently by Jim Manzi of the Manhattan Institute regarding the cost-ineffectiveness of the proposed cap and trade bill written by Reps. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey, both Democrats from Taxachusetts. Great because Manzi gets back to basic strategy — conservatives need to concentrate their energy on one basic theme, because […]

Obama’s apologism foreign policy.

Here’s Victor Davis Hanson: Whatever a well-meaning President Obama thinks, occasional American outbursts against Muslims are not analogous with the terrorism directed at Westerners or the hostility toward Christianity shown in most of the Muslim world. Try flying into Saudi Arabia with a Bible, as compared to traveling to San Francisco with a Koran. One […]

The confused NYT.

Here’s James Taranto (another read the whole thing): The New York Times now seems a bit confused as to the religion of the suspects in the terror plot revealed earlier this week: Law enforcement officials initially said the four men were Muslims, but their religious backgrounds remained uncertain Thursday. [Laguerre] Payen reported himself to be […]