This debate -- ostensibly about the rights of American Muslims to build a community center a few blocks from Ground Zero -- is really about the rights of Muslim Americans to be just that: both Muslim and American.
The Backlash goes into the deep background and the bizarre rise of Glenn Beck in a series of personal and professional vignettes mixing his failed personal life with his success as a radio personality.
It won't be all smooth sailing, but economic progress on the West Bank may undercut those who advocate violence and confrontation, as more and more Palestinians and Israelis see a sliver of hope for the future.
Liberal critics will doubtlessly assail Heritage's latest 128 policy recommendations. But nobody should pretend that conservatives are devoid of good ideas. And America would be better by listening to them.
While Mayor Bloomberg and President Obama have their hearts in the right place, the very idea that the Cordoba House hysteria is about "religion" is not really accurate. This the latest right-wing wedge issue.