Putin TV Hires Conspiracy Royalty Abby Martin wasn’t sufficiently crazy. When the American journalist announced last month that she was leaving the Kremlin-funded RT network, where she had hosted the program Breaking the Setfor three years, speculation arose that her departure would mark a change in direction for the channel. Perhaps RT’s managers were tired of Martin’s John Birch Society-esque...

The Libertarian Civil War Over Ukraine The latest episode in the brewing Cold War between libertarians over foreign policy is set to take shape this weekend at an international student conference—with former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul standing at the epicenter. Paul is scheduled to deliver a keynote address in Washington Friday evening at the International Students for Liberty (SFL)...

German Court Rules Synagogue Firebombing an ‘Act of Protest’ After three men firebombed a German synagogue, a judge let them off with just arson charges because they intended to ‘bring attention to the Gaza conflict.’ That ruling is as wrong as it is dangerous. Imagine the following scenario. A group of skinheads torch a black church somewhere in the Deep South. Upon being apprehended...

Anti-Nazi Group Secretly Helping Kremlin Rebuild Russian Empire

Anti-Nazi Group Secretly Helping Kremlin Rebuild Russian Empire A supposedly independent international advocacy group is backed by Russia and, in turn, works to expand its influence around the world.

I Smuggled Posters for ‘The Interview’ Into North Korea

I Smuggled Posters for ‘The Interview’ Into North Korea Broadcasting freedom into North Korea, via hot air balloons, along the DMZ

See the Met’s "Klinghoffer," Then Judge It

See the Met’s "Klinghoffer," Then Judge It I don’t understand what all the meshugas is about. “Who could have imagined/Such a business/Such a meshugas?” cries Marilyn Klinghoffer, a passenger on the doomed Achille Lauro cruise ship coasting through the Mediterranean. Little does she know at the time that her husband, a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound New York Jew named Leon Klinghoffer, has just been shot by a Palestinian...

Communism's Victims Deserve a Museum Not long ago, I mentioned the Victims of Communism Memorial to an acquaintance. It’s a bronze model of the statue raised by Chinese students in Tiananmen Square shortly before the Peoples Liberation Army massacred thousands of peaceful demonstrators in 1989. Located on a small patch of land near Union Station in Washington, countless people walk...

Why We Need to Spy on the Germans I’ve lived and loved in Germany, count Berlin as one of my favorite cities, and—pending reactions to this article—may even move back there someday. But given its intense business and political ties to Russia and Iran, and Moscow’s decades-long cultivation of intelligence assets and collaborators from the first Cold War up through the current one,...