The Bear Is Loose

Column: Obama fundraises while Putin runs amok
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“The bear is loose!” President Obama has been saying, whenever he leaves the White House to visit Starbucks, or sandwich shops, or burger joints, or BBQ shacks, or neighborhood diners, in his increasingly rote and pathetic attempts to “connect” with “real people.” Obama, we have been told, is frustrated, “restless,” bored with the responsibilities and chores of office. He thinks of himself as the bear—intimidating, wild, untamed, roving—escaping his den. But he is flattering himself. Obama is not the bear. He is the cub: aimless, naïve, self-interested, self-indulgent, irresponsible, irresolute. The bear is in Moscow.

Rand Paul Scrubs Anti-Israel Student Reading List from Website

Books laden with anti-Semitic imagery included on senator’s ‘student reading list’
Sen. Rand Paul (R.,Ky.) / AP

Sen. Rand Paul’s (R., Ky.) office deleted a “student reading list” that promoted anti-Israel books from his official Senate website this week, shortly after the Weekly Standard published an article last Friday highlighting the controversial recommendations.

Report: Hamas Guilty of War Crimes

Rocket attacks ‘a clear violation of international law’
Firefighters on the scene of a Hamas missile attack / AP

Jerusalem—Hamas is clearly guilty of war crimes in its current round of fighting with Israel, according to a prestigious Jerusalem think tank, the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI).