When Obama mocked McCain

By John Ruberry While "the betters" on the Sunday talk shows were praising John McCain, who died from brain cancer Saturday, Mrs. Marathon Pundit turned to me and asked, "Why isn't anyone talking about the number of houses he owned?" The TV talking heads weren't. In his laudatory statement about the Arizona senator's passing, of … Continue reading When Obama mocked McCain

Islamic State Really Is On The Run

Despite the attack in New York City an important new analysis demonstrates that the terrorists’ effectiveness has been seriously affected in the past year and is likely to continue to fade as a significant threat. That doesn’t mean that the world can be less vigilant, but it does mean that once again the media can … Continue reading Islamic State Really Is On The Run

The worst mass shooting in American history

By John Ruberry Details will continue to roll in and the numbers will change, but as of this writing, 50 people are reported dead in the worse mass shooting in American history, yes even worse than Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and San Bernardino. Here is what we know this morning: The shooter, who was killed … Continue reading The worst mass shooting in American history

About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

By John Ruberry The world has a new Islamic republic. On Friday Gambia's strongman president, Yahya Jammeh, declared the impoverished west African nation that is almost completely surrounded by Senegal, a Muslim state. Other such nations are Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Mauritania--none of which are well-known for freedom or prosperity. Jammeh promises freedom of religion … Continue reading About the whacked-out leader of the world’s newest Islamic republic

Dearborn anti-terror march at best only a good first step

By John Ruberry When Muslims say they condemn the radicals within their faith, a common retort is, "If that is so, then why don't you hold anti-terrorism marches?" Well, one was held yesterday in Dearborn, Michigan, the city with the largest Arab-American population in the Untied States. The peace rally was organized by Imam Husham Al-Husainy … Continue reading Dearborn anti-terror march at best only a good first step

Possible Purpose of Allowing Paris to Happen

by baldilocks The Paris Terror Attacks—perpetrated by Muslims—seem to be short-sighted, from a strategic point of view—but they are not. Yes, I suppose it’s silly to talk about cogent strategy from persons subscribing to an ideology which has as one of its penultimate goals to die for its deity while taking non-believers along and who … Continue reading Possible Purpose of Allowing Paris to Happen

Christianfrei: A Middle East free of Christians

By John Ruberry The Nazis used the term "Judenfrei," free of Jews or clean of Jews, when all of the Jewish residents were removed from a city or town, or even a whole country, as was the case with Estonia in 1942. The Islamic State is working to create a new Middle East that is Christianfrei--free of … Continue reading Christianfrei: A Middle East free of Christians