Pompeo meets with Oman’s new ruler amid Iran tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday with the new ruler of Oman. The Gulf Arab country has close ties with both Washington and Tehran and that has previously provided a back channel for talks between the adversaries. Pompeo’s stop in Oman to meet Sultan...

Sanctions? Russia attracts $21 BILLION in foreign investments

Foreign investors poured billions of dollars into the Russian economy last year, according to research from global accounting firm KPMG. Investors appreciated the country’s economic stability, it said. Russia has managed to adapt to Western sanctions (introduced six...

The Curious Case of Roger Stone

Roger Stone is a gifted political consultant known for going the distance for his clients. He has worked for such marquee names as Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Tom Kean and Donald Trump. His expertise is the lawful destruction of the opposition candidacy — what is...

Blago Is Free

On Tuesday, February 18, President Trump with excellent judgment commuted the 14 year prison sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, aka “Blago.” “We have commuted the sentence of Rod Blagojevich,” Trump said. “He’ll be able to go back home with his...

The Vile Weinstein Deserves a Fair Trial

The vile Harvey Weinstein deserves a fair trial. All the vile leftists that are being gobbled up by the twin Frankensteins of identity politics and cultural Marxism that they have helped become so dominant in the world deserve a fair trial. They deserve a fair trial,...

Occam’s Butter Knife

In contrast to Angela Saini’s acclaimed but dismal 2019 work of science denialism, Superior: The Return of Race Science, Adam Rutherford’s 2020 book How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality benefits from Rutherford’s lively prose style. The...

Why Governments Hate Secession

When the Soviet Union began its collapse in 1989, the world witnessed decentralization and secession on a scale not seen in Europe since the nineteenth century. Over the next several years, puppet regimes and states-in-name-only broke away from Soviet domination and...

Julian Assange Must Be Freed, Not Betrayed

On Saturday, there will be a march from Australia House in London to Parliament Square, the centre of British democracy. People will carry pictures of the Australian publisher and journalist Julian Assange who, on 24 February, faces a court that will decide whether or...

Q: The Silent War Continues

We’re living in dramatic times that are difficult to understand. One way to try to interpret them is through the cryptic clues provided by Q, which appear on an anonymous online forum and imply top-secret knowledge of upcoming events. As I wrote in my article “An...

‘NATO Go Home!’

For two decades, US troops have been imposing their law on the broader Middle East. Entire countries are now without a state to defend them. Populations have been subjected to the dictatorship of the Islamists. Mass murders have been committed. There have been famines...

Watchmen

In the final pages of the original Watchmen, antagonist Adrian "Ozymandias" Veidt asks whether his insane but well-intentioned mass casualty attack on New York City was worth it "in the end." Dr. Manhattan—a glowing blue demigod and the only true superhero of the 1987...

Brickbat: Just a Misunderstanding

Canada's Federal Court has overturned a decision by refugee adjudicator who denied a woman's request to remain in Canada. Sarwanjit Randhawa focused on the woman's decision to keep a child she said was the result of a rape. "The claimant's explanation does not make...

What Should We Do About Section 230?

Yesterday, the Attorney General held a workshop on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The question was whether the law can be improved. Section 230 does need work, though there's plenty of room for debate about exactly how to fix it. These are my mostly...

Elizabeth Warren Is Here To Be Queen of the Ashes

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) is a fan of Game of Thrones' heroine-turned-villain Daenerys Targaryen, and the presidential candidate did her best impression of the Dragon Queen during Wednesday night's Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas. Warren came out swinging...