The left's failure of imagination

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Politicians are not prophets. They make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are errors of optimism – the Bush administration, for example, failed to gauge the level of resistance that more…

Hillary, fake hawk

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., has positioned herself as the most right-wing Democratic presidential candidate on foreign policy matters. Her transformation from dovish first lady to hawkish front-runner has more…

FDR's 'rewriting' of the Constitution

by Benjamin Shapiro -- "The failure of the nation to update the Constitution and the structure of government it originally bequeathed to us is at the root of our current political dysfunction," more…

Columbia's shocking naivet?

by Benjamin Shapiro -- "The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in Abrams v. U.S. (1919). "The best test of truth is more…

Madonna's fake Judaism

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Apparently, Judaism has found a new representative: Madonna. "I am an ambassador for Judaism," Madonna proclaimed this week while visiting Israeli President Shimon Peres. In particular, Madonna sees more…

The battle over the 9/11 legacy

by Benjamin Shapiro -- How long does it take a nation to forget a wound to its heart? Six years ago, Islamic terrorists murdered 3,000 Americans. The country watched in horror as more…

Ahmadinejad's Saddam imitation

by Benjamin Shapiro -- "[W]e have taken another step in the nuclear progress and launched more than 3,000 centrifuge machines, installing a new cascade every week," Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced this more…

What goes around comes around, Hillary

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Yesterday, Michelle Obama, wife of floundering presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., got aggressive. "One of the things, the important aspects of this race, is role modeling what more…

Not 'Bourne' on The Fourth Of July

by Benjamin Shapiro -- "[C]onscience," agonizes Hamlet in Act III, Scene I, "does make cowards of us all; / And thus the native hue of resolution / Is sicklied o'er with the more…