America Outmatches China Economically (For Now)

China announced its economic results for the first quarter this morning. GDP was said to grow a strong 9.7 percent, while consumer inflation reached a worrisome 5 percent. Frankly, most Americans shouldn’t care that much. China’s economic importance is being overstated now, and even its considerable economic potential is sometimes overstated. The PRC is much […]

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Pakistan Overplays Its Hand in Making Demands of U.S.

Pakistan is reportedly calling for a reduction in U.S. drone missile strikes against terrorists sheltering in its tribal border areas, greater transparency from the CIA regarding its counterterrorism activities inside Pakistan, and a reduction in U.S. military trainers in the country. Following a meeting in Washington between the director of Pakistan’s intelligence service, Shuja Pasha, […]

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Mild Western Reaction to Mass Deaths in Syria

Unrest continued Saturday in both Egypt and Syria, as protesters in both cities were killed by security forces in each country. Meanwhile, thousands of Egyptians rioted outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo over the IDF’s response to Hamas terror attacks, increasing concern in Jerusalem that the protests in the Arab world could begin to focus […]

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Stories the Media Missed

Stories the Media Missed With the international media’s attention fixed on Libya and Japan, Israel has found itself out of the usual media glare up until Wednesday’s bombing in Jerusalem. This would ordinarily be a good thing. Instead, however, with less column inches available for other world news, editors have indulged in selective reporting or […]

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Protests in Yemen, Fears of Al-Qaeda Takeover

Protests continued in Yemen on Saturday, with tens of thousands taking to the streets in Taiz and in the capital city of San’a. Police responded to demonstrations with tear gas and gunfire, killing one person and injuring dozens more. Yemeni officials accused the protesters of deliberately provoking violence. Demonstrators are calling for the resignation of […]

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Boehner-Obama Deal Permits Funding for Group That Does 910 Abortions Per Day

(CNSNews.com) – The deal on federal spending that House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) cut with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and President Barack Obama late Friday night permits federal funding to continue for Planned Parenthood, a group that does an average of 910 abortions per day. The Boehner-Obama deal includes a provision for a […]

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NY Debate on Homeland Security Becomes Heated

A hearing in Manhattan on the subject of homeland security exploded on Friday when an Arab-American activist testified that she was taught as a youngster to “hate Jews” and “hate America”. Her comments enraged a Brooklyn lawmaker, who in response grabbed a Koran and accused her of spreading “hate and poison.” The meeting was attended […]

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