Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage
Aug21

Secret terror: Fate of journalist Steven Sotloff now on world stage

MIAMI — A grisly recording of Islamic jihadists decapitating an American journalist that was posted on the Internet Tuesday revealed more than just the group’s pitiless, homicidal soul. It also uncorked one of the Middle East’s dirty little secrets: that a Florida man has been held hostage in Syria for a year by militants who...

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Our Selective Outrage
Aug18

Our Selective Outrage

WASHINGTON — The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown has rightly provoked widespread outrage, drawing international media attention and prompting a comment from President Obama. The same should be true — but tragically is not — of the killing of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb. Brown was killed Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.; Knijah died the following day in Landover, Md. Both victims were African-American. Both had their...

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Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics
Aug16

Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

Putting up a shield: Guardian blocks Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics By Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org The British newspaper The Guardian rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed Har-vard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, JNS.org has learned. In the ad, Dershowitz refutes statements by many media outlets that all of the Gaza Strip is densely populated, a claim that has been used to justify the use of human shields by Hamas in the...

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Off and on the record
Jul24

Off and on the record

Off and on the record By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers’ Group Columnist WASHINGTON — Let us now praise anonymous sources. The new White House press secretary got into a familiar old spat with the White House press corps the other day over the use of anonymous sources. Josh Earnest — has there ever been a more perfectly named White House spokesman? — was a bit off in his timing. He lit into The Washington...

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