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Brooklyn Federal Court Sides With Apple, Emboldening Tech Giant In San Bernardino Case

March 4, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Congress, not the courts, should sort out competing claims of privacy and security in today’s high-tech communications.  In a ruling that could have ramifications for Apple’s battle with the FBI over the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorist, a federal magistrate-judge in Brooklyn yesterday denied the government’s request in a […]

Why Closing Gitmo Is Still A Terrible Idea

March 1, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Less than a week ago, French lawmakers voted to extend the state of emergency initiated in November after the Paris jihadist attacks that left 130 dead and 367 wounded. By law, the emergency status vests police with expanded powers to conduct raids, seize property, and detain persons without judicial oversight, […]

The Problem With Islam Is Aggressive Scripture, Not Aggressive ‘Traditionalism’

January 20, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ On the Corner this week, the eminent Jim Talent touted (with some reservations) an essay about “moderate Islam” by Cheryl Bernard. A Rand Institute researcher, she is also a novelist, a defender of war-ravaged cultures, and the wife of Zalmay Khalilzad, the former U.S. ambassador to post-Taliban (or is it pre-Taliban?) […]

When Worlds Collide: Unassimilable Muslim Migrants Crash Europe’s Fantasy Islam

January 11, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ What happens when the West’s fantasy Islam collides with the reality of an imported critical mass of unassimilated – and defiantly unassimilable – Muslims? Cologne happens. Nor is it only Cologne. That was just Ground Zero of the New Year’s Eve rape jihad in Germany. As National Review’s Ian Tuttle notes in an […]

Robert Jackson On Sharia Versus The Constitution

January 7, 2016 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ I’ve been working my way through my friend Steve Coughlin’s invaluable new book, Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad (which I discussed a bit in this recent column on the San Bernardino terrorist attack). In light of the sharia encroachment campaign to bend the First Amendment to the repressive blasphemy standards of […]

Closing Guantanamo Bay Will Only Empower Our Enemies

December 21, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There are 107 jihadists remaining at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama sees that as a huge problem and, for once, I agree with him. But there the agreement ends. The president is hell bent on shuttering the detention camp. I think the problem is that there are only 107 detainees. Heading […]

The War That Hasn’t Ended

November 16, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ There is always the chance that the next attack will knock the scales from our eyes. Always the chance that we will realize the enemy is at war with us, even as we foolishly believe we can end the war by not fighting it, by surrendering. As this is written, […]

Delusional White House On Iran Missile Test: UN Resolution Implementing Iran Deal ‘Altogether Separate’ From Iran Deal

October 18, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ In its continuing humiliation of President Obama – who clings to his Iran deal despite Iran’s continuing to call for “Death to America,” banning of further negotiations with the U.S., convicting of one of its American hostages of bogus espionage charges, joining with Russia to prop up Assad by bombing […]

Ben Carson And Islam

September 26, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Hard on the manufactured controversy over what Donald Trump did not say about President Obama and Islam, we now have a controversy over what Ben Carson clearly did say about Islam – namely, that he does not believe it is consistent with the U.S. Constitution and that he “would not advocate that we put a […]

Hillary To Staffer Wary Of Sending Classified Info: ‘Just Email It’

September 4, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ The Blaze picks up a story flagged by Joe Scarborough, who expressed astonishment on Morning Joe on Tuesday at an e-mail exchange in which then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton appeared to berate one of her top aides, Jacob Sullivan, for his reluctance to send Clinton classified information by e-mail. The […]

Has The Justice Department Seized Hillary’s Server? If Not, Why Not?

August 6, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ We now know for certain what I argued was a virtual certainty back in March: Hillary Clinton and her top aides illegally maintained and communicated classified information on Mrs. Clinton’s private e-mail system. One pressing question now is: Has the government – preferably the Justice Department and the FBI – taken possession […]

Congress Must Hold Obama Accountable For His Deception Over Iran

July 27, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ By lying and withholding information about the agreement, he gives aid and comfort to America’s enemy. The president “must certainly be punishable for giving false information to the Senate.” One can imagine hearing such counsel from a contemporary United States senator on the receiving end of President Obama’s “full disclosure” […]

Obama’s Iran Deal: A Ruse To Inure Americans To The Fact That We Are Empowering Our Enemy

July 16, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Back in April, when the Obama administration announced the “framework” that wasn’t, I opined that the drawn-out Iran negotiations (to be followed by an elongated, process-heavy agreement that incrementally gives the jihadist regime everything it wants) was just theater to enervate the public while our government empowered our enemy. Now that the […]

On Benghazi Subpoena, Hillary Lies And Media Yawns

July 11, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Commentators are probably right in assessing that Brianna Keilar’s CNN interview with Hillary Clinton was not quite the love-in that many of us anticipated. (See Jim Geraghty’s review of the Clinton interview, here.) Still, you have to mourn the media’s lack of self-respect: as Jim pointed out in Wednesday’s Morning Jolt, Mrs. Clinton […]

Let’s Drop The Charade: The Supreme Court Is A Political Branch, Not A Judicial One

June 30, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ ‘But this Court is not a legislature.” Chief Justice John Roberts actually published that sentence in his same-sex marriage dissent on Friday . . . a mere 24 hours after his maestro’s performance in the Supreme Court’s legislative rewrite of the Affordable Care Act – formerly known as “Obamacare,” but now etched in memory […]

Islam And Free Speech: Missing The Point In Garland

May 6, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ ‘Even free-speech enthusiasts are repulsed by obnoxious expression.” That acknowledgment prefaces the main argument I’ve made in Islam and Free Speech, a just-released pamphlet in the Broadside series from Encounter Books. Alas, in view of last night’s deadly events at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas, the argument is […]

Why Won’t The Benghazi Committee Compel Hillary To Testify?

April 2, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ As one who was very pleased by the selection of Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) to chair the Benghazi Select Committee, I hate to seem like I’m haranguing him (see, e.g., here and here; but see also here). His investigative decisions, however, continue to be baffling. The latest development in the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga […]

Hillary Clinton Is Still Violating The Law And The Justice Department Should Take Custody Of The Server

March 15, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Shannen Coffin had an important NR column Wednesday, exploring for a second time the question whether Hillary Clinton committed a crime by failing to turn over government records – the thousands of work-related emails on her private server – when she left the State Department two years ago. On Fox […]

Swapping Prisoners With Terrorists

January 31, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Suddenly, there is outrage in the land over President Obama’s policy of negotiating prisoner swaps with terrorist organizations, a national-security catastrophe that, as night follows day, is resulting in more abductions by terrorist organizations. Well, yes, of course. But what took so long? Sorry if I sometimes sound like I […]

I’m Glad Obama Skipped Paris

January 14, 2015 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Unlike many conservatives, I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last Sunday to march in favor […]

While Obama Officials Bloviate About Settled ‘Science,’ DoD Scientists Fear Air Transmission Of Ebola

October 31, 2014 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ Pretending to be guided by “science” rather than practicing politics in service of their post-American agenda, Obama administration officials persevere in the irresponsible suggestion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air – i.e., that it requires physical contact with an infected person that results in exposure to bodily fluids. […]

Obama’s Massive Fraud

November 12, 2013 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ If you like your health-care plan, you will be able to keep your health-care plan. Period. How serious was this lie, repeated by Barack Obama with such beguiling regularity? Well, how would the Justice Department be dealing with it if it had been uttered by, say, the president of an […]

The Art Of The Impossible

October 21, 2013 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass. In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more […]

‘Sharia Killed Ambassador Chris Stevens’

October 30, 2012 by


By Andrew C McCarthy ~ The headline on this post could just be a statement of fact, derived from an obvious truth, albeit one that our willfully blind government refuses to assimilate despite years of anti-American atrocities. Under the supremacist interpretation of sharia – Islam’s totalitarian societal system – that is regnant in the Middle […]