The Fairy Tale Stops in Tripoli

The fairy tale stopped in Tripoli. At first it appeared that Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi would succumb in short order as did the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.  His support appeared to be unraveling as diplomats and high-ranking officers and even Cabinet members scurried to disassociate themselves from the regime that they had long served. It […]

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Defense Dept. Docs Express Concerns about Release of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

Washington (CNSNews.com) – Pentagon documents made public on Wednesday by a government watchdog group show the Bush administration’s concerns that prisoners released from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility would put American lives at risk. The documents, all from the Bush era, come at a time when Obama administration officials have given mixed messages about closing […]

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Six Steps to Reining in the Administrative State

In many ways, Obamacare clarified the problem of the administrative state. Congress routinely writes vague laws, delegating its authority to bureaucrats who make detailed regulations covering every aspect of our lives: from the light bulbs we use to the health care coverage we purchase. In passing Obamacare, Congress transferred important aspects of its legislative authority […]

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Yet Another New Obamacare Bureaucracy

Once again, Obamacare shows that, when it comes to health care reform, the saying “Hey, it’s the thought that counts” just doesn’t cut it. Proponents of the new law argue that its stringent insurance regulations will help consumers, but these new regulations also threaten some existing employer-sponsored plan arrangements. To avoid a flood of workers […]

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My Optimism about the New Arab Revolt

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 1, 2011 Unprecedented convulsions across the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran, prompt three reflections: First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side stands the “resistance” bloc led by Iran and including Turkey, Syria, […]

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Collective Bargaining Is Not A Right

The New York Times has a stroy out today purporting to show that “Majority in Poll Back Employees in Public Sector Unions.” But like much of what The New York Times publishes, this poll is completely worthless. To understand why just look at the question they used to justify their headline: Collective bargaining refers to […]

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Avigdor Lieberman as Israel’s Foreign Minister

by Daniel Pipes October 7, 2009 updated Jan 21, 2011 I congratulated Avigdor Lieberman when he took office as Israel’s foreign minister in April 2009. Here I shall occasionally follow his outspoken and unconventional role in office. “Lieberman fashioning new foreign policy” writes Haviv Rettig Gur in the Jerusalem Post, showing that the foreign minister […]

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