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A Giant Step Towards Declaring American Soldiers War Criminals

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday, the International Criminal Court “welcomed” Palestine as a “State Party” to the Rome Statute, the international treaty governing the ICC. Most...

Bowe Bergdahl and Our Leaders’ Lost Honor

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Desertion is a very old story in the history of armies and armed conflict. Soldiers deserted from the Continental Army, from the...

Here’s One Way to Reach Scientific Consensus

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Earlier this week, I posted about Dr. James Enstrom’s successful settlement of his lawsuit against UCLA. Long a dissenter against environmentalist scare-mongering,...

Once Again Obama Tries to Limit Next President

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ We’ve seen this movie before. With the Obama administration, a familiar pattern is emerging. Trusting his own wisdom, President Obama resists oversight, goes to legal war...

Apologizing for Other People’s Actions

The Moral 'High Horse' DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ There are few moral fashions more tiresome than the largely liberal tendency to “apologize” for the actions of others — whether it’s America’s...

No, It’s Not ‘Childish’ to Insist

On a Reporting Requirement for Late-Term Abortions DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ It is extraordinarily disappointing to see Representative Renee Ellmers slamming pro-life groups as “childish” for insisting...

American Sniper & the Left’s Culture-War

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ American Sniper isn’t just a hit, it’s on its way to a colossal box-office return. It’s already the tenth-highest grossing movie of 2014 (the movie...

American Sniper & the Left’s Culture-War

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ American Sniper isn’t just a hit, it’s on its way to a colossal box-office return. It’s already the tenth-highest grossing movie of 2014 (the movie...

When Barbarism Is Propaganda

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The civilized world is confronting a movement that defines “victory” as the slaughter of unarmed cartoonists at work at their desks. Even worse,...

Academic Boycotters of Israel Can’t Hide Unlawful Discrimination

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Yesterday, the University of California’s student-worker union (UAW Local 2865)voted on whether to join the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel....

Are Obama's Executive Orders Permanent?

No, Neither Obamacare Nor President Obama’s Immigration Actions Are Inevitably Permanent DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Over the past six years, I’ve encountered quite a bit of conservative...

Taking On Anti-Israel Discrimination Again

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Next week the University of California student-workers union, UAW 2865 (yes, it’s affiliated with United Auto Workers), will vote on its Joint Council’s...

Immigration, Executive Imperialism, and the Myth Of Gridlock

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a thousand times — divided government means “gridlock.” With Congress in the hands of...

Dear Democrats, Don’t Even Think about Running from Jonathan Gruber

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Ian Tuttle has a nice piece up over on the homepage about the Democrats’ many efforts to distance themselves from Jonathan “stupidity of the American...

How Bad is Obamacare? Remember the Context for Gruber’s Deceptions

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ As now the third video emerges of “Obamacare architect” Jonathan Gruber ”insulting voters,” it’s important that we remember the context for Obamacare’s lies, spins, evasions, and...

The Embarrassing, Sophomoric Malice of Obama-Administration Foreign Policy

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ So, a “senior Obama administration official” called the prime minister of Israel — our closest ally in the Middle East and one...

Top U.S. Aid Recipient Is Set to Hang a Christian Woman for Blasphemy

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Pakistan is a perennial recipient of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars. It’s an occasional ally/frequent enemy, sometimes actively conspiring against U.S. interests, sometimes...

Religious Censorship Deserves No Respect

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ The brazen intellectual bankruptcy of campus censorship never fails to impress. Yesterday, the Chronicle of Higher Education was the latest prestige publication to cover the...

U.N. Resolution Would Remove Jews from Key Parts of the Holy Land?

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ From Fox News: The Palestinians are pushing a United Nations resolution that makes stiff demands against Israel and could put the Obama administration...

Ninth Circuit Upholds ‘Heckler’s Veto’ of the American Flag

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined a request for an en banc hearing in a case holding that school officials could censor...

The Obama Administration’s Slow-Motion Surrender to Jihad

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ If there’s one political silver lining for the Obama administration in the ongoing firestorm over handing the Taliban a substantial victory to...

The Difference Between Rescue and Ransom

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ One of the most extraordinary and costly rescues in American history occurred in April 1972, after Iceal “Gene” Hambleton’s electronics-warfare plane (call sign...

Americans the Obama Administration Will Leave Behind

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ It sickens me that the Obama administration has been justifying ransoming terrorist leaders for a probable deserter by reciting the creed that...

A Matter of Honor: Why So Many Soldiers Are Angry at the Bergdahl Deal

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ I’ve spent the last two weeks on vacation — the first real family vacation since shortly after I returned home from Iraq...

The VA’s Disgrace and Bureaucracies’ Inevitable Failure

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ So the VA is getting tough now. After revelations in state after state that the VA has essentially cooked its books to hide scheduling delays...

The Legal Significance of Labeling Pro-Life Speech ‘Torture’

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Kathryn Lopez has been covering the ongoing effort by radical pro-abortion NGOs to apply the U.N. Convention against Torture to the Catholic Church for...

Manufacturing Scientific Consensus—In Four Easy Steps!

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Among the many virtues of aggressive litigation — in addition, of course, to the fundamental goal of obtaining justice for your clients...

On the Verge of Victory: Is the Obama Administration Backing Down From Handing Over...

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ This morning’s Wall Street Journal has this encouraging report: Less than a month after announcing its plan to abandon U.S. protection of the...

Victory Update: Conservative Christian Professor Awarded Promotion, Back Pay

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Late last month a federal jury in North Carolina found that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington retaliated against conservative Christian professor Mike...

The Radical Left’s High-Stakes Gamble on Intolerance

DAVID FRENCH, ACLJ Not for the first time, the radical Left is moving rapidly away from any respect for free speech and pluralism and is...