Daily Archives: September 14, 2012

The affair began with The Satanic Verses going up in flames in Bradford. Western Muslims lit the spark. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini fanned it into a global blaze and, with American embassies under attack in the Arab world, the fatal dialectic between Islamic rage and western free speech once again leaves death in its wake. Read more

I don’t know if these results are unprecedented, but they are certainly remarkable given that Mr Obama has now been president for almost four years. One would think that as the years have gone by memories of Mr Bush would have faded, and as Mr Obama’s policies were implemented that he would in essence “own” the economy. Read more