In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


White House Concealing Names of Muslims Who Met with Obama

A day after the event, the White House is still refusing to release the names of Muslim leaders who met with President Obama at the White to discuss a variety of topics, including the response to Muslim extremism. The White House may be hiding the names because meetings with Muslim leaders are often followed by articles describing ties some might have to Muslim extremists. It’s

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Obama links Muslim-American Achievement to 9/11

President Obama used the annual Iftar dinner at the White House last night to link Muslim achievement in the United States to the 9/11 attacks as the tenth anniversary of the terrorist strike approaches. Obama’s choice to make his Iftar speech about Muslim contributions and patriotism in the shadow of 9/11 is to willfully pretend that there are no issues related to Muslim’s role in

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I Get a Little Nervous When I See People in Muslim Garb on a Plane

I know this a little off topic. This blog is about the White House. But it’s my blog, and I can do whatever the Hell I want. I’ve devoted my life to two things, free speech and holding the powerful to account. And the former principle was attacked Wednesday in an unconscionable way by National Public Radio. I assume most of you are aware that

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NASA Stops Reaching Out to Muslims

The White House today did a 180 on the question of whether it is NASA’s job to reach out to the Muslim world, deciding after all that this should be left to, like, the State Department, and not to spacemen. In an apparent reference to the invention of the flying carpet thousands of years ago in Persia, NASA Chief Charles Bolden late last month told

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