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Daniel Halper

Daniel Halper

Daniel Halper is a contributing editor at the Washington Free Beacon.

Apparently, speaking factually about the threats posed to America by Islamic terrorism is "false" and "bolster[s] the credibility of would-be terrorists," according to a news...

Chrystia Freeland offers this crisp analysis in today's Financial Times: During the Democratic primaries, Gloria Steinem, pioneering feminist and Hillary Clinton supporter, argued that the contest...

Herbert Rubin, M.D., on Jennifer Rubin: I, for one, want to see Dick Cheney and George Bush at the convention, and screw the punditry. This team...

John McCain's decision to nominate Sarah Palin for the Republican Vice-Presidential position was, contrary to popular-belief, the safest decision he could have made. In short,...

Pete, a thought from a relative of mine: The platform is supposed to imitate the Lincoln Memorial--which itself imitates a Greek temple. Today is the anniversary...

shmuel rosset, on David Hazony: Olmert was, and still is, a devious and sophisticated gambler. He must have known, from his early days in politics, that...

Ahithophel, on John Podhoretz: It’s worth comparing with John Kerry, the frequency of whose references to his action in Vietnam became such a joke in 2004....

Rabbi Jeffrey Summit and Amy Spitalnick have co-authored a response to my piece "The 'Open-Minded' Critics of Israel." Here is their letter; my own response...

Robert Gibbs, on MSNBC: There's been no better advocate for the African-American community than Bill Clinton. And why does Chris Matthews continually refer to former President Bill...

Last Thursday, Barack Obama mockingly admitted to reporters that he had indeed decided on a vice-presidential pick but that he wouldn't release his name until...

MagicalPat, on John Podhoretz: Biden is an expert on Pennsylvania even though he left there when he was 10, and Obama is an expert on foreign...

Why is it a "problem" that Biden's wife has a Ph.D.? Not sure; you would have to ask the senior Senator from Delaware, who just...