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The London Mosque Attack: Anti-Muslim Hatred, Not ‘Islamophobia’

June 22, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ British police have now identified the man who plowed a van into a crowd of British Muslims exiting the Finsbury mosque in London at midnight as 47-year-old Darren Osborne. Osborne, a Welsh father of four, killed one person and injured at least ten. Media coverage of the atrocity is refreshingly […]

Chicken/Egg: What Came First, The Crime Or The Investigation?

June 19, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I appreciate Rich’s mention of my column on the homepage about why it is vital that legitimate limits, as provided by federal regulation, be imposed on Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation. I want to elaborate on this a bit more in the context of what Rich’s post addresses: the leak […]

The Bipartisan Case Against James Comey

May 13, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ The stated rationale for Comey’s firing was that he damaged the FBI’s credibility. Jim Comey has been a good friend to me over the years. I have disagreed strenuously with a number of decisions he made in connection with the Hillary Clinton investigation – with his rationales and with the […]

Faux Outrage And Melodrama Over Comey’s Pre-Election Letter

May 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ If Director Comey had not conducted his July 5 press conference clearing Hillary Clinton, there would have been no cause to issue the October 28 letter to Congress. Even absent Hillary Clinton’s latest bleat about how he cost her the election, FBI director James Comey’s testimony on Wednesday at a […]

On Susan Rice, The Issue Is Abuse Of Power, Not Criminality

April 7, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ At her direction, the Obama White House violated the public trust. On Tuesday, in a National Review Online column, I contended that the reported involvement of former national-security adviser Susan Rice in the unmasking of Trump officials appears to be a major scandal – it suggests that the Obama White House, […]

Prosecute The Rioters

February 8, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ And make sure that we condemn them as well. From time to time over the years, the eminent historian Daniel Pipes has lamented that treason, not just as a crime but as a concept, appears defunct in the West. The question of bringing treason charges against jihadists has been raised from […]

The Damage Done To America By Manning … And Obama

January 19, 2017 by

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By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I emphatically agree with every word of David’s post on the disgrace that is Obama’s commutation of Bradley Manning’s richly deserved 35-year (a sentence that is in fact lenient under the circumstances, as David explains). I want to add three points. First, it is also disgraceful for the New York […]