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Walid Zafar

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Double Standards And Democracies

(9) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 12:51 PM

During the Reagan years, many conservatives and even some moderates were angered by what they perceived as a double standard on the part of the American left. They argued that the United States was fighting an existential war against the Soviet Union, yet liberals could only muster outrage at pro-American...

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Newt Gingrich Joins Muslim-Baiting Movement

(192) Comments | Posted July 22, 2010 | 3:50 PM

Early this week, disgraced former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich warned that "a commitment to religious freedom and God-given rights is being replaced by a secular oppression..."  Just hours after those words appeared on Human Events, Gingrich issued a statement forcefully opposing the construction of a...

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Steve King And The White Man's Burden

(2) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 4:55 PM

The poisonous legacies of Senators Benjamin Tillman and Theodore Bilbo are still very much with us. They're often found at tea party rallies and other nativist confabs where various speakers and sign-toting "patriots" openly indulge in racism and bigotry. In recent months and with increasing frequency, however, vitriol from the...

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Ergun Caner, Ex-Muslim Evangelical Leader, Exposed As Fake

(70) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 3:10 PM

Ergun Caner is one of the most prominent figures in the evangelical movement. He is also one of the most deceptive.

A self-professed Muslim convert to Christianity, Caner plays an important, and arguably dangerous, role in the community. After the 9/11 attacks, when many Americans were searching for answers, Caner...

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When The "Fellow Behind The Tree" Does Not Pay His Fair Share

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 11:38 AM

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon overwhelmingly passed ballot initiatives approving modest tax increases on high-income earning individuals and businesses. Despite hyperbolic claims made by anti-tax activists that Americans would find such increases unpalatable, such an outcome in a historically anti-tax state, may signal that some Americans are open...

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Idaho Delegation Forgets the Invisible Hand

(11) Comments | Posted January 19, 2010 | 11:14 AM

In late December, Idaho Governor Butch Otter sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, warning them that if health care reform passed, he would consider legal action in order to halt what he called "a crushing unfunded mandate." Idahoans have long been virulently...

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