Fred Grandy is one of the smartest - and certainly most respected - men in Washington. He achieved that reputation the old-fashioned way: He earned it as a former congressman, successful nonprofit business executive and longtime top-rated radio talk-show host. So when he warns Republicans that they have entered a potentially fatal "box canyon," they should listen.
In recent weeks, we have been put on notice repeatedly: Absent a fundamental course correction, America will go the way of Europe and others before it, succumbing to an insidious totalitarian doctrine known as Shariah whose purpose, in the words of its prime practitioners - the Muslim Brotherhood - is to "destroy Western civilization from within."
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.
President Obama must be frantic. Among his most important personal and political priorities is ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Toward that end, he wants the U.S. Senate to rubber-stamp a seriously defective bilateral strategic arms-control accord with Russia by which he hopes to set an example for other nuclear powers to disarm.