Like Washington, Eisenhower’s Farewell Address Counseled Balance

Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Farewell Address. The speech ranks, as Eisenhower intended it to, with Washington’s Farewell Address as a masterpiece of American rhetoric, of balance, and of prudent, far-seeing counsel. It is the fate of such masterpieces to be much quoted but seldom read. […]

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IDF Successfully Tests “Magic Wand” Anti-Missile System

The IDF’s “Magic Wand” (Sharvit Kesamim) system for intercepting intermediate-range rockets was successfully tested last week, the BaMachane military magazine reports in its latest issue. The tests took place in southern Israel last week and were conducted by the Defense Ministry and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems under the attack conditions that Israel expects. At the […]

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GOP Picks Priebus to Head Party, Replacing Steele

Oxon Hill, Md. (AP) – The national Republican Party, coming off huge election victories but facing a $22 million debt and an internal war over identity, ousted chairman Michael Steele Friday and chose Wisconsin party chief Reince Priebus to lead in the run-up to the 2012 presidential race. The embattled Steele dropped his re-election bid […]

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More Than Half of All States Now Suing to Stop Obamacare

This Wednesday Maine Attorney General William Schneider announced that the Pine Tree State would become the 23rd state participating in Florida’s multi-state suit against Obamacare. With Oklahoma and Virginia each pursuing their own seperate suits, that brought the number of states fighting Obamacare’s budget busting Medicaid expansion to 25. It didn’t take long for that […]

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Economic Freedom: America vs. China

According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People the Press, 47% of Americans incorrectly see China as the world’s leading economic power. Only 31% of Americans get it right and name the United States. This study reveals some interesting realities about Americans’ perceptions of China. Another important fact that Americans […]

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Students First: Michelle Rhee Releases Agenda for National Education Reform

Treating teachers like professionals, giving parents school choice, and using education dollars wisely: these three priorities frame the agenda of Students First, the newly established nonprofit headed by former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. The plan, released Tuesday on StudentsFirst.org and outlined by Rhee in The Wall Street Journal and an on Fox News Wednesday, […]

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“Mossad Vulture” is a Free Eagle

The Saudi government has freed a bird it first declared was a vulture and a spy for Israel’s international Mossad intelligence agency. Now it claims it’s an eagle and free to go. Prince Bandar Bin Saud Al Saud, the country’s “expert” on nature, has cleared the “culprit” of all charges after a week in which […]

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“Travel Palestine” Tourism Ad Erases Israel

2010 may be over but the Palestinian campaign to delegitimize Israel and erase the reality of Jewish history in the region continues unabated. In November 2010, an official paper published by the Palestinian Authority claimed that the Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif (the Islamic […]

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