American Federalist Journal
Monday - September 22, 2014


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 ...



On Domestic Violence, NFL Uses NOW's Playbook
Larry Elder  Google Blog Search Tweet

When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed down a mere a two-game suspension for domestic violence, he took his cue from some of the very same women's groups now calling for his ...



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 ...