Joel Mowbray

Posted December 21, 2006

With the implosion of George Allen, movement conservatives no longer have a candidate in the presidential mix that looks and acts like one of them.

Posted November 30, 2006

Within 48 hours of the enactment of the latest Middle East ceasefire, both Palestinian factions that signed on the dotted line violated the agreement by firing Qassam rockets into civilian areas, with the explicit goal of killing as many innocent Israelis as possible.

Posted November 20, 2006

For those trying to learn election lessons, perhaps as good a place as any to start is in the state that received the most attention two years ago: Ohio.

Posted November 15, 2006

Monday night, a Presidential hopeful from Arkansas dazzled a tough crowd of political insiders in New York City. No, not Hillary. Mike Huckabee. Yes, Mike Huckabee.

Posted November 07, 2006

Barring a cataclysmic event, Minnesotans today will elect the first-ever Muslim to the U.S. Congress, and odds are the media serenade won’t be far behind.

Posted November 03, 2006

In a keynote speech last month to the American Task Force on Palestine, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sounded very unlike President Bush on the Middle East, lavishing praise on Palestinians and implicitly attacking Israel.

Posted October 11, 2006

The Democratic Congressional candidate for Minnesota’s very blue Fifth District is on the verge of becoming the first-ever Muslim elected to Congress. But embracing the candidate poses enormous risks.

Posted September 21, 2006

As I trekked last week across the north of Israel, the only signs that the area was just a month removed from being a war zone were some battered buildings, an unusually high volume of earth-moving equipment, and a handful of tanks on the highway on large flatbed trucks.

Posted September 12, 2006

Today’s Democratic primary in Minnesota’s very blue fifth Congressional district could prove historic.

Posted September 01, 2006

Months after Karen Hughes assumed the role of diplomat-at-large to the Muslim world, she told Time magazine that one of her two key influences on understanding Islam was Georgetown Prof. John Esposito.

Posted August 21, 2006

In short, almost nothing that is purported to happen in the Arab world can automatically be taken at face value. Not even if it’s captured in a photo.

Posted August 10, 2006

Hiding behind potted plants, Naveed Haq laid in wait for a 14-year-old girl he could use as a hostage.

Posted July 24, 2006

Early in 2006, pro-Palestinian activists around the world were downright giddy at the momentum behind their efforts to brand Israel an apartheid state and “divest” accordingly.

Posted July 20, 2006

The screams of the 9-year-old girl as she pushed through the door immediately grabbed everyone’s attention. No amount of reassuring from her mother could truly comfort her. Wrapped inside her mother’s arms, the trembling child was too overwhelmed to comprehend the war going on around her.

Posted July 17, 2006

Choosing his words as he stirred his breakfast shake, Sharanksy suggested that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, with his center-left coalition, is perhaps the only leading figure capable of a muscular response to Hamas and Hezbollah that enjoys overwhelming public support.

Posted July 13, 2006

When I got into the taxi yesterday morning, the very first thing the driver said was, “Did you hear that more children were kidnapped?”

Posted July 11, 2006

In a stunning move, President Bush’s right-hand woman from his 2000 campaign last month sided with the Democratic members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Posted June 14, 2006

In the predictable stories reporting the “astonishment” of friends and neighbors about the Canadian terror suspects arrested last week, one tidbit serves as a cautionary tale for the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S.

Posted May 25, 2006

"We don't give a rat's ass what Ahmadinejad thinks about European history or what pissant speech the little s**t gives." Pop quiz: Which historian and noted scholar of the contemporary Middle East wrote these words?

Posted May 23, 2006

After clearing a significant procedural hurdle earlier this month, University of Michigan professor Juan Cole, who is better known as a left-wing Israel-bashing blogger, could soon be offered a full tenured position at Yale.