American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - September 30, 2014


Random Thoughts
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional -- which means that decency is likely to become less ...



What the Arab World Produces
Dennis Prager  Google Blog Search Tweet

At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two ...



Who Are You Calling the Party of the Rich?
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

The median American household saw its net worth decline by 36 percent during the Great Recession. That is a hard reality. A Republican held the White House when the crash hit, and voters, in no mood to be charitable, blamed the GOP. Besides, ...



Americans Concerned about Declining Influence of Religion
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

Over the last 12 years, the percentage of Americans that think religion is losing influence in American life has increased dramatically. In 2002, 52 percent of those surveyed said religion is losing influence. In 2014, 72 percent of Americans said ...



Comparing Cops to Islamic Terrorists
Heather Mac Donald  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Obama has announced to the world that America's police officers are as disruptive to civil society as Middle Eastern beheaders and Russian-backed rebels. Speaking to the U.N. General Assembly yesterday, he agreed with ...



'A' Is for Agitation: What's Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

There's a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about what misguided students and biased reporters ...



An Unfortunate Legacy
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

Eric Holder has announced his resignation from his position as U.S. attorney general after almost six years of turning the Justice Department into a partisan political vehicle instead of a law enforcement ...



Will Kansas Voters Gamble on Orman?
George Will  Google Blog Search Tweet

Tacked to the wall of Greg Orman's campaign office is a print of a John Steuart Curry painting, "Tragic Prelude," that hangs in the Capitol in Topeka. It depicts John Brown of Osawatomie, 39 miles south of here, as what he was, a ...



Republicans Shouldn't Pander to Hispanic Voters
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

Our national debate on immigration policy centers on a paradox. We must become aware of it and deal with ...



The Islamic State . . . of Saudi Arabia
Andrew C. McCarthy  Google Blog Search Tweet

The beheadings over the last several weeks were intended to terrorize, to intimidate, to coerce obedience, and to enforce a construction of sharia law that, being scripturally rooted, is draconian and repressive. ...



The Media's Absurd NFL Hysteria
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news - ISIL and NFL - and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious. ...



Do-It-Yourself Jihadism
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

On Thursday, Australian authorities claimed they thwarted a plot by supporters of the Islamic State to grab random people off the street and then behead the captured citizens on videotape. Australia's attorney general said that the massive raid, ...



The Jihadi Logic
Charles Krauthammer  Google Blog Search Tweet

What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) - sure to inflame public opinion? ...



Where the Middle Class Goes to Die
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

A new report being released today by the Census Bureau finds that Manhattan has the highest level of income inequality in the United States. That is not entirely surprising, though it would also not have been surprising if it had been San Francisco ...



Letting in the Wrong Refugees
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles' heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It's the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity ...



Steve Springer, Evangelism and the Divine Conspiracy
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

In my new book, "Jesus on Trial," I explain how the Bible itself serves as its own apologetic. Holy Scripture, if we'll give it a chance, can bring us to faith. So one of the main goals I have with my book is to encourage people to crack open this ...



Memorial to Waste
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

The long-running debacle over the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a textbook case of corruption. A great deal of money sloshes around without any accountability, pocketed by those with connections and without scruples, in the name of ...