American Federalist Journal
Tuesday - September 16, 2014


Don't Count On An Election-Day Tsunami
Jeff Jacoby  Google Blog Search Tweet

Democrat Seth Moulton's defeat of US Representative John Tierney in the 6th Congressional District primary last week came right on ...



Max De Pree has the answer to Ferguson
Star Parker  Google Blog Search Tweet

This is my third consecutive column about the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black youth, by a police officer in Ferguson, ...



Mob Rule Economics
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. There is nothing democratic about mob rule. It means that some people's votes are to be overruled by other ...



Christianity Grounded in the Historical Fact of the Resurrection
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

Jesus' apostles and other disciples were willing to die for him. But so what? Haven't the followers of other religious leaders and even some political leaders been willing to die for them, as well? What makes Jesus' followers so unique in this ...



Post-9/11: Protect the Freedom To Warn
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

"If you see something, say something." That's what our homeland security apparatchiks incessantly preach. But 13 years after the 9/11 attacks, the freedom to warn is in danger and vigilant whistleblowers are under ...



Success or Failure?
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind ...



Reverse Race Card: NBA Owner Outs Himself -- as a 'Racist'
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

The NBA's Atlanta Hawks owner has discovered that he is, Lord help him, a "racist"! How do we know this? He tells ...



The Jihadists' Eternal Plan
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

Here's the first and last rule of Islamic jihad: If at first you don't succeed, plot, plot ...



Cheap Politicians
Thomas Sowell  Google Blog Search Tweet

The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government ...



Why I Wrote 'Jesus on Trial'
David Limbaugh  Google Blog Search Tweet

In case you haven't heard, despite all the noise we've been trying to make about it, I have a new book out, "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel," and I'm excited about ...



Will Justice Do Justice in Ferguson?
Mona Charen  Google Blog Search Tweet

It has been over a month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo., and we have yet to hear the police officer's version of events. Was Officer Darren Wilson badly injured in his scuffle with Brown? Did Brown attempt to seize the ...



The Can-Do, Mustn't-Do Presidency
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

The more hawkish wing of the Republican party and the conservative movement prefers a can-do presidency, vigorous and dynamic not only on matters of foreign policy and military affairs but domestically as well. The can-do models are Lincoln, Wilson, ...



Welcome to the Interregnum
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

The trouble with the phrase "international community" is that the first word negates the second. There is, of course, an international sphere or realm or space. But those words don’t imply a kind of civil society. ...



Mayhem Is Everywhere
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

I did not watch the 2013 Super Bowl and probably will not watch this year's contest, either, being as I am more or less the effete Manhattan-dwelling, Whole Foods–shopping, theater-going caricature, though I've never been to one of those ...



Fox News, Enemy of State
Kevin D. Williamson  Google Blog Search Tweet

Marie Harf, whose career has alternated between government jobs and campaign jobs, is the deputy spokesman for the State Department, and if her recent communications are any indication, the face of the most acute foreign-policy crisis facing these ...



A Foreign Legion for Losers
Jonah Goldberg  Google Blog Search Tweet

On the Internet, you're never really alone. Name any fad, any cause, any hobby or passion - Shaker furniture? Dungeons and Dragons, Bolivian tree frogs? - and you're only a few clicks away from someone who shares your obsession. ...



The Collapse of Obama's Foreign Policy
Rich Lowry  Google Blog Search Tweet

President Barack Obama's stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a "manageable problem." ...



Deport the Tsarnaev Sisters
Michelle Malkin  Google Blog Search Tweet

The Sisters Tsarnaev have been nothing but trouble. Double, bubbling ...