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Examining the Legacy of the Nazi Hunter

Thursday, Sep, 16 at 10:46 am,

9.16.10 – Until his death in 2005, Simon Wiesenthal was the world's best-known Nazi hunter. But a new biography finds fault with the way he pursued his quarry and asks whether his "soaring ego" and "tendency to fantasize" actually got in the way of his mission.

The Bridge: Bob Dylan, the ‘Ruling Class,’ and the ‘Country Class’

Wednesday, Sep, 15 at 12:50 pm,

9.15.10 – Brendan Bernhard – How Bob Dylan checked out of the culture war. In the mainstream media, Dylan’s image is still rigidly defined by the social upheavals of the 1960s, though he rid himself of those shackles when he was only 26. To be precise, he divorced himself from the increasingly leftist, anti-American politics of his own generation when, in 1967,

The Biocratic Utopians Part I: Prussian Grenadiers

Tuesday, Sep, 14 at 10:04 pm,

9.15.10 – Jurriaan Maessen – In a series of lectures on the subject of eugenics (ironically) organized by UNESCO’s Science and Ethics Commission, researcher Gwen Terrenoire elaborates on the practice and philosophy of eugenics in France before 1945. In the course of the lecture, Terrenoire touches on the desire of many eugenicists to create a scientific dictatorship needed to orderly carry out eugenics. She mentions top-eugenicist Alexis Carrel:

The Specter of Muslim Disloyalty in America

Monday, Sep, 13 at 10:49 am,

9.13.10 – Raymond Ibrahim – Muslim disloyalty in the military is becoming commonplace, but how prevalent is it in society — not to mention in the U.S. government?

The Looming Documentary: HBO’s My Trip to Al-Qaeda

Sunday, Sep, 12 at 11:22 am,

9.12.10 – Christian Toto – It isn’t a simple case of “why do they hate us?” as this flawed, but engrossing documentary hosted by Pulitzer-winning author Lawrence Wright explains. It’s more about why they hate their own lives and why they think a supposedly noble death as a suicide bomber is their only escape.

Crisis 'hollowing out' middle-class work force

Sunday, Sep, 12 at 10:11 am,

9.12.10 – United Airways ground crew worker Anthony Sepe took a 30 percent pay cut, saw his home in Lombard lose as much as $85,000 in value, and watched in horror as his retirement savings "took a beating." But among the millions of middle-class Chicago area residents who've lost out in the recession, the 38-year-old father of two is relatively lucky. Unlike hundreds of his former co-workers at O'Hare, Sepe kept his job.

Struggle in Poland over Jewish war diaries

Friday, Sep, 10 at 10:50 am,

9.10.10 – WARSAW, Poland – Israeli composer Ella Milch-Sheriff wants her father's diaries back. However, despite her frequent trips to Poland and her threats to turn to Polish, and even European, courts to assert her ownership of the 1,613-page document, the Polish authorities have no intention of letting it leave the country.

Terror Anniversary Becomes American Day of Hate

Friday, Sep, 10 at 10:30 am,

9.10.10 – Sept. 11 used to be a day when America came together — party politics took a backseat to reconciliation. Not so this year. From the Muslim prayer room at ground zero to Koran burnings in Florida to a certain gathering in Alaska, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks this year threatens to become a day of hate.

Many see retirement slipping away in recession

Monday, Sep, 06 at 11:24 am,

9.6.10 – Many see retirement slipping away in recession Debby Rabeor's husband cut his 401(k) contributions in half, and she hasn't contributed to retirement savings in more than a year. The Chicago couple can't afford to do more — Rabeor has been out of work for 13 months.

Geller: "Truth is the New Hate Speech"

Sunday, Sep, 05 at 10:33 am,

9.5.10 – “Our concern is that we believe that there needs to be more attention, more resources put into investigating and prosecuting these cases as well as a higher level of attention to whatever efforts the department may be undertaking as well,” she said.

Why 100,000 jobs a month won't lower unemployment rate

Saturday, Sep, 04 at 11:28 am,

9.4.10 – The US has averaged about 100,000 new jobs a month for eight months. Good, right? Well, the US is growing, and 100,000 jobs aren't enough for the new people coming into the workforce.

The Long Road: France and the Roma Expulsions

Friday, Sep, 03 at 10:05 am,

9.3.10 – Matthew Omolesky – Anti-Gypsy sentiment, long a feature of the European social landscape, is back with a vengeance. On the morning of July 17, 2010, the residents of the French commune of Saint-Aignan awoke to the sound of rioting, though few in the picturesque Loire Valley village could have guessed the reason for all the tumult.

America — Behind the Mosque

Monday, Aug, 30 at 9:54 am,

8.30.10 – Victor Davis Hanson – Many elites assume that the building of the mosque near Ground Zero says something about themselves as caring, tolerant, and liberal souls — the sort of progressive community that they wish the world to see and hear about.

Tennis Anyone?

Sunday, Aug, 29 at 12:02 pm,

8.29.10 – Brendan Bernhard – Since the Agassi-Sampras era, Americans have given tennis the cold shoulder even as the sport has gone through a golden age. With the US Open starting this week, it’s time to get reacquainted with a sport we once loved.

Islamophobiaphobia

Saturday, Aug, 28 at 10:50 am,

8.28.10 – Roger L Simon – Along with “progressive” (a word that should be restricted to poker), “Islamophobia” is one of the more maddening propaganda constructs of our time. Orwell could not have done better.

The Ground Zero Mosque & The War of Ideas

Friday, Aug, 27 at 11:30 am,

8.27.10 – Frank Salvato – The controversy surrounding the Park 51/Cordoba House project – promoted by the Cordoba Initiative and headed by Feisal Abdul Rauf – is one that illustrates the full range of the ideological clash between the Islamic culture and the culture of the West.

So Long, Suckers

Friday, Aug, 27 at 9:34 am,

8.27.1 – R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. | Those '60s radicals are beginning to die out, or at least to retire. WASHINGTON — They are beginning to die out, or at least to retire. So long, suckers. Surely the Clintons, Senator Jean-François Kerry, Al-Gore, and dozens of others who presented themselves as reasonable alternatives to the radicals of the 1960s thought they were suckers. I thought about all of them this week as problems mounted for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks thief.

The ‘Moderate Islam’ Illusion

Tuesday, Aug, 24 at 7:55 am,

8.24.10 – Andrew C. McCarthy – It can’t be done without confronting mainstream Islam and its sharia agenda. ‘Secularism can never enjoy a general acceptance in an Islamic society.” The writer was not one of those sulfurous Islamophobes decried by CAIR and the professional Left. Quite the opposite: It was Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual guide and a favorite of the Saudi royal family.

America — Compared to What?

Monday, Aug, 23 at 7:10 am,

8.23.10 – Victor Davis Hanson – Punitive liberalism and America bashing, at home and abroad. While America debates whether a “bridge-building” Imam Rauf should erect his $100-million, 13-story outreach “Islamic complex” (is the name “Cordoba House” now officially to be dropped? And if so, could Mr. Rauf or the media explain why?) next to Ground Zero, Islam seems to be at war with most of the rest of the world, or perhaps vice versa.

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