In California Unions Are The Government

Today Wisconsin, tomorrow California? The battle between government unions and state budgets was inevitable once the unions were given collective bargaining rights over the past 50 years. The battle boiled over the past few weeks in Wisconsin as Republicans in the Legislature are attempting to repeal the state’s collective bargaining law for public-employee unions, along […]

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Wisconsin: An Education in Special Interest Power

Early yesterday morning, the Wisconsin assembly passed Governor Scott Walker’s (R) budget repair bill, which includes language requiring public employees to contribute 5.8 percent of their salaries to cover the cost of their pensions and pay 12 percent of their health insurance premiums. The measure also significantly limits collective bargaining for government employees, such as […]

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China and Middle East Regime Change

Recent upheavals in the Middle East—including the overthrow of the governments in Tunisia and Egypt, riots in Bahrain, and near civil war in Libya—raise the question of what lessons the People’s Republic of China, and especially the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), are likely to have learned. The concern focuses not only on whether the Chinese […]

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Huckabee: ‘No Value’ In Republicans Attacking Each Other in Primaries; GOP Should Run Against Obama

(CNSNews.com) – Former Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) told reporters at the National Press Club that he sees “no value” in Republicans attacking each other in the primaries for the next Presidential election. Instead, Huckabee recommended that the GOP run against President Obama from the start. “I don’t see the other Republicans as […]

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My Optimism About Europe

by Daniel Pipes February 8, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Perhaps alone in the coterie focused on the Islamist threat to Europe, I am cheerful these days. That’s because I see the anti-Islamist reaction growing even more quickly than the Islamist threat itself. The stirring speech by British prime minister David Cameron […]

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New Soy Food Looks, Tastes & Feels Like Meat

In the following video, Israel National News TV visits “IsraFood Expo 2010” and meets the presenters of Chef-Man who are busy offering visitors a taste of their curry chicken, goulash and shawarma. The “catch” is that it is all non-meat products. Rather, they are all based only on soy protein. (IsraelNationalNews.com) Source material can be found […]

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Egypt Mediating between ‘Twin Terrors’ Hamas and Fatah

The Egyptian effort to mediate between Hamas and Fatah has resumed, Wasel Abu Yousef, a member of the PLO Executive Committee, said Thursday. Abu Yousef said that senior Egyptian intelligence officer Muhammad Ibrahim will meet the Palestinian Authority senior leadership under Mahmoud Abbas next week, and will also confer with leaders of other “streams and […]

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“Arresting” Lieberman: Journalism or Activism?

“Arresting” Lieberman: Journalism or Activism? On Feb. 22, Irish “journalist” David Cronin attempted a citizen’s arrest of Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman at the start of a press conference at the EU in Brussels. Cronin shouted: “Mister Lieberman this is a citizen’s arrest. You are charged with the crime of apartheid” while accusing Israel of […]

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