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  • Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 100 on Feb. 6, is remembered by many Americans for his sunny disposition and bold rhetoric. (Associated Press)

    War of words over Reagan's ‘peace through strength’

    When he popularized his famous "peace through strength" axiom, Ronald Reagan never envisioned it would lead to anything but peace three decades later.

  • Illustration: Enabling Muslim Brotherhood by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: The world is not better off

    Eleven years after Sept. 11, President Obama would have us believe that, at least with respect to our national security, we are better off than we were when he came to office. Specifically, he now claims that al Qaeda -- the terrorist organization that killed nearly 3,000 Americans on that terrible day -- is "on the path to defeat."

  • Illustration: Islam by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Security clearance compromise for Islam

    A magician typically succeeds when the attention of the audience is diverted from his main activity onto some distraction. President Obama has raised this sort of deflection into a political art form.

  • Anderson Cooper

    GAFFNEY: Anderson Cooper crosses the line

    Anderson Cooper closed one of five segments of his weeknight CNN show that he recently devoted to attacking principally Rep. Michele Bachmann with a genuflection toward an iconic newsman, Edward R. Murrow.

  • Illustration Shariah Law by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Conservatives for Shariah

    The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East has caused many Americans to reflect on that group's stated ambition to impose worldwide the totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine known as Shariah.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Eviscerating American defense

    As with his commitment to the newly minted Air Force officers, in the immortal words of Ira Gershwin, this narrative "ain't necessarily so."

  • Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Joint Chiefs chairman, has ordered a review of U.S. military training material with the goal of purging allegedly anti-Islamic content, the online portal Danger Room reported Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    Inside the Ring: Brotherhood threat

    Islamists linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar groups are working to undermine the U.S. government through "civilization jihad" aimed at imposing Islamic law rule in the United States.

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Losing the jihadists' war on America

    Have you ever asked yourself why, despite more than 10 years of effort - involving, among other things, the loss of thousands of lives in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, well over $1 trillion spent, countless man-years wasted waiting in airport security lines and endless efforts to ensure that no offense is given to seemingly permanently aggrieved Muslim activists - we are no closer to victory in the "war on terrorism" than we were on Sept. 11, 2001?

  • Illustration by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Truth about Islam or lies?

    One of the most important challenges we face as a free people is understanding the true nature of - and threat posed by - a totalitarian, supremacist Islamic doctrine its adherents call Shariah. So it would seem to be good news that a $3 million public education campaign is being launched nationwide to "clarify" what Shariah is.

  • Illustration: Economic warfare by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Warfare's new, financial face

    American capitalism - led by and caricatured as the financial industry centered on Wall Street - is predicated on the notion that the market is driven by fundamentally economic motives. To its admirers, that means its dynamics are dictated by profit motivation. Wall Street's critics call it greed.

  • GAFFNEY: Putin's reset

    To the uninitiated, Vladimir Putin seemingly has undertaken what President Obama might call a "reset" of the Russian political landscape. In fact, the prime minister's announcement Saturday that he would swap offices next year with the current president, Dmitry Medvedev, just clarifies an abiding reality: There is not, and since at least 2000 never has been, any power center in Moscow other than Mr. Putin, the former KGB operative-turned-authoritarian kleptocrat.

  • Illustration: Sen. Dick Durbin

    GAFFNEY: The 'anti-Pete King' hearing

    How curious. At the very moment the threat posed to U.S. interests by the toxic Islamist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood is becoming ever more palpable, a top Senate Democrat seems determined to suppress Americans' understanding of that menace.

  • Illustration: Boeing v. EADS by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Scandalous air tanker decision

    Within days, the Obama Pentagon is expected to decide which supplier to rely upon for what is, arguably, the cornerstone of America's ability to project power for the next 40 years: the next-generation aerial-refueling tanker known as the KC-X. The choice for this role - which is worth conservatively $40 billion - would seem to be a no-brainer. The obvious winning candidate to produce and maintain 179 tankers for decades to come would be a reliable, experienced and responsible U.S. manufacturer: Boeing.

  • Muslim Brotherhood

    GAFFNEY: The Muslim Brotherhood is the enemy

    As Egypt lurches toward the end of President Hosni Mubarak's regime, one way or another - by "an orderly transition to democratic rule" (as Hillary Rodham Clinton delicately puts it), through violent overthrow or simply through the demise of the ailing 82-year-old president - much is unclear. One thing that should not be is that the Muslim Brotherhood is our enemy, and whatever role it plays in Egypt's future will be to our detriment.

  • Illustration: See no evil by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    GAFFNEY: Homeland insecurity adviser

    With the recent departures of Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag, economic policy adviser Lawrence H. Summers and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, the next senior Obama administration official expected to quit is the national security adviser to the president, James L. Jones. All other things being equal, his successor seems likely to be the president's homeland security adviser, John Brennan (who also serves as Gen. Jones' deputy).

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