Committing suicide, one step at a time

by Benjamin Shapiro -- How far will the West be pushed? For decades, Iran has embraced a strategy of carefully feeling its oats, prodding at the West, testing our mettle in inches. more…

GOP: Reject liberalism-lite

by Benjamin Shapiro -- In January 1996, Democratic President Bill Clinton declared the era of big government over. Eleven years later, government is larger than it ever has been: The federal budget more…

Why the left hates '300'

by Benjamin Shapiro -- "300" is not a particularly good movie. The comic-book tale of the battle of Thermopylae (480 B.C.) brims over with excessive nudity and violence. The dialogue is often more…

It's Giuliani's nomination to lose

by Benjamin Shapiro -- The race is on for the Republican presidential nomination. And for the first time since 1964, the field is wide open. Now, 1964 was not a good year more…

A soccer ball is not the answer

by Benjamin Shapiro -- I am a long-time subscriber to Sports Illustrated. I realize the magazine leans left politically; Rick Reilly's liberalism is about as subtle as a brick through a plate-glass more…

Would the U.N. stop an asteroid?

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Scientists reported this week that on April 13, 2036, an asteroid has a 1 in 45,000 chance of hitting Earth. The good news: no Tax Day, 2036. The more…

Iran: Praying for Obama

by Benjamin Shapiro -- We live in a dangerous world. According to the European Union, that world will become exponentially more dangerous in the coming years. An internal EU document leaked to more…

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

by Benjamin Shapiro -- Apparently, Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, D-Ill., is the Messiah. The New York Times reported on Sunday that in Obama's time at Harvard Law School, he "developed a leadership more…

Webb of venom

by Benjamin Shapiro -- President Bush's State of the Union Address was no barnburner. The president was serious and thoughtful, and his speech offered little in the way of rhetorical fireworks. But more…