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Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Articles by Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Illustration: GOP

KUHNER: Republican alternatives

The prospective GOP presidential field is emerging. Republicans risk snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Mike Huckabee is out. Donald Trump threw in the towel. Newt Gingrich is floundering. Outside of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (who also may not run) there is only one other big name: Mitt Romney. Published May 19, 2011

Illustration: Newt Gingrich by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KUHNER: No to Newt

Newt Gingrich has thrown his hat into the ring. The former House speaker has formally declared he will seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Gingrich has toyed for years with running for the White House. Now he finally is all in. Mr. Gingrich has many positive attributes. He is articulate, smart and possesses instant name recognition. Moreover, he has a political machine and a network of advisers that will help him establish a formidable ground game. Mr. Gingrich's candidacy, however, is a dollar short and a day late. Published May 12, 2011

Illustration: Osama's Ground Zero by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Osama bin Laden won

Americans are rightly rejoicing over the killing of Osama bin Laden. The al Qaeda mastermind perpetrated the deadliest atrocity on U.S. soil. The Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks murdered nearly 3,000 of our own and represented the culmination of bin Laden's war on America. For almost a decade, jihadists struck key targets - the 1993 assault on the World Trade Center, the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia, the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in East Africa and the 2000 strike on the USS Cole in Yemen. Bin Laden deserved to die for his crimes. Published May 5, 2011

Illustration: Playboy by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Murdering Muslim porn stars

Islamists are targeting Western Muslim porn stars. This is how far the West has fallen: The porn star versus the Koran. Sila Sahin, a daytime TV soap-opera star, has sparked a public firestorm in Germany. The 25-year-old actress appears topless on the current cover of the German edition of Playboy. By Western standards, Ms. Sahin's behavior is typical, even tame. She is an amoral celebrity hoping to cash in on her fame by baring it all. Been there, done that. Marilyn Monroe, Drew Barrymore, Daryl Hannah - the list goes on of celebrities who have posed for Playboy. Published April 28, 2011

Illustration: Presidential seal

KUHNER: Obama's black nationalism

Is President Obama a black nationalist? This goes to the heart of his presidency - and partly explains why Mr. Obama is losing the broad middle of America. On Easter, Mr. Obama and his family attended Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington. The liberal press corps made much of the fact that the church was founded in 1863 by freed slaves. Yet the church's pastor, the Rev. Wallace Charles Smith, is a race-baiting black nationalist. He is a more polished version of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, a longtime pastor of Mr. Obama's. Published April 26, 2011

Donald Trump says Karl Rove, who called Mr. Trump's possible presidential bid a "joke," indirectly "gave us Barack Obama" with policies he promoted in the George W. Bush administration. (Associated Press)

KUHNER: GOP establishment targets Trump

Donald Trump is giving the Republican establishment cardiac arrest. It is trying to destroy his credibility as a viable presidential candidate in 2012. It is easy to see why: Mr. Trump is soaring in the polls. Over the past month, the billionaire real estate mogul has catapulted to the top of the prospective GOP field, closely trailing former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Published April 21, 2011

A poster depicting Gen. Ante Gotovina is seen in harbor in his hometown of Pakostane, southern Croatia, Thursday, April 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

KUHNER: The coming Balkan war

Croatia is headed toward another war. The Balkans - again - will explode with violence. It is only a matter of time. And the so-called "international community" has been pivotal in stoking the flames of ethnic conflict. Published April 19, 2011

Illustration: Obamouth by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Our demagogue in chief

President Obama has all but ensured his defeat in 2012. His speech Wednesday outlining his framework for deficit reduction was a pivotal moment in his presidency - the decisive tipping point, in which he revealed his almost limitless capacity for cynicism and mendacity. He frittered away whatever credibility he had left. Published April 14, 2011

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Sen. Barack Obama (right) was given local garb by retired chief Sheik Mohamed Hassan during a visit to northeastern Kenya in August 2006.

KUHNER: Trump poll triumph built on doubting Obama's birth

Donald Trump's potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding. Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information. Published April 12, 2011

Illustration: Koran burning by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Ban Koran-burning?

Should the burning of Islam's holy book, the Koran, be banned? This is the question many in Washington are asking, following last weekend's deadly rampage in Afghanistan. On March 20, Pastor Terry Jones, who heads the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., presided over a Koran-burning. The actions of this crazy church leader set off cascading demonstrations across Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai publicly denounced it, fanning the flames of religious hatred. Published April 7, 2011

Illustration: Col. Gadhafi Tomahawk by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Obama's Islamist Middle East

President Obama is presiding over the end of American dominance in the Middle East. Across the region, U.S. power is receding - and radical Islam is filling the void. Mr. Obama has betrayed our allies and emboldened our enemies. He is slowly helping make the Middle East safe for jihadists, thereby undermining America's national security. Published March 31, 2011

Illustration by Nancy Ohanian

KUHNER: Shut the government down

It's time Republicans play political hardball. If they do not, they will soon dangerously alienate large chunks of their conservative base. Negotiations have stalled. A fiscal showdown is looming. Congressional Republicans and Democrats are trying to pass a budget to fund the government for the current fiscal year. Two short-term appropriation extensions have been enacted. The latest one is set to expire April 8. Both sides are beginning to dig in their heels. If a budgetary agreement is not reached, the government will shut down. Published March 29, 2011

President Obama said Monday at La Moneda Palace in Santiago, Chile, that it will be a matter of "days" before the U.S. turns over leadership of the air attacks on Libya to others. (Associated Press)

KUHNER: Obama's impeachable war

President Obama has lost his legitimacy to remain in office. The Libyan war has exposed the administration's lawlessness and rampant criminality. If Republicans and conservatives are serious about restoring constitutional government, they will demand that Mr. Obama be impeached. Published March 24, 2011

Illustration: Koran hate by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

KUHNER: The enemy within

Radical Islam threatens American democracy. It is slowly subverting America from within and without. If it is not stopped, U.S. civilization is doomed. Published March 17, 2011

Illustration: Croatia

KUHNER: Arab revolts spread to Europe

The Arab freedom wave has now hit the shores of Europe and in the most unlikely of places: the Balkans. Croatia, an Adriatic nation that straddles the civilizational fault line between Central Europe and the Balkans, has been seething with public unrest and protests. Published March 10, 2011

Illustration: Snake charmer by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Obama's homosexual America

The homosexual rights movement is on the verge of destroying marriage. If successful, it will permanently alter society. And President Obama is playing a pivotal role in this attack on traditional America. Published February 24, 2011

Illustration: Israel by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KUHNER: Obama's anti-Israel agenda

President Obama is siding with Israel's enemies. He is slowly fracturing America's long-standing alliance with the Jewish state and leaving it isolated on the world stage. Published February 17, 2011

Illustration: Michael Moore by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

KUHNER: The hypocrisy of Michael Moore

Michael Moore is a hypocrite. He embodies all that is wrong with Hollywood: He is a shameless, self-serving propagandist masquerading as an idealistic "artist." Published February 10, 2011

Illustration: Obama and Islam

KUHNER: Obama empowers radical Islam

President Obama likely may have lost Egypt. If he has, it will be one of the most dramatic and devastating foreign policy defeats for the United States in decades. It also will be a significant victory for the forces of radical Islam - a blow that threatens to undermine American interests across the Middle East. Published February 3, 2011