The question is not Obama’s religion, it’s the media’s

Articles of faith.

Church of Progressivism. (Stained glass window by Womacka, in East German (GDR)-era State Council building, East Berlin. Via insidertour.blogspot.com)
Church of Progressivism. (Stained glass window by Womacka, in East German (GDR)-era State Council building, East Berlin. Via insidertour.blogspot.com)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

BREAKING: Reporters arrested in Ferguson; teargas; Molotov cocktails; outside agitators

Civil arson.

 

Protester in Ferguson tosses a flash grenade back at police, 13 August. (Twitter image)
Protester in Ferguson tosses a flash grenade back at police, 13 August. (Twitter image)

New post up at Liberty Unyielding.  Enjoy!

Iran’s nuclear program: Avoiding hockey-stickery

Sanctions far from producing a hat-trick.

A widely referenced Washington Post story from Monday has got folks feeling complacent about the parlous state of Iran’s nuclear program.  The WaPo piece, crediting Stuxnet and sanctions, speaks of a “sharp decline” in the output of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at the Natanz enrichment facility, along with the aging and low-performing condition of Iran’s original Pakistani-design centrifuge cascades.  Meanwhile, sanctions have apparently made it impossible for Iran to import high-strength maraging steel, forcing the Iranians to manufacture their newest centrifuges from less reliable carbon fiber.

Sounds like cause for celebration, right?  Between Stuxnet and the sanctions, Iran’s nuclear butt is being kicked around Southwest Asia.

But there is more to the story, and a serious danger of succumbing to a Hockey Stick effect if we don’t look at all of it. Continue reading “Iran’s nuclear program: Avoiding hockey-stickery”