Napolitano Makes Global Warming a Homeland Security Priority

There she goes again. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano just can’t speak in public without destroying any remaining confidence Americans have left in her agency. CNS News reports that at a conference devoted to “environmental justice”, Secretary Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security would be creating the “Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force” to […]

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Guatemala Declares Month-Long Siege to Reclaim Violent North From Drug Gang

Coban, Guatemala (AP) – Gangs roamed the streets with assault rifles and armored vehicles, attacking whomever they pleased and abducting women who caught their eye. Shootouts became so common, residents couldn’t tell gunfire from holiday fireworks. Local leaders of the mountainous northern province of Alta Verapaz, which has become a prime corridor for smuggling drugs […]

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FCC and Net Neutrality: What Ever Happened to Transparency?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is slated to vote Tuesday on an Internet regulation scheme hatched by Chairman Julius Genachowski. It’s bad enough that the commission is attempting yet again to supersede its statutory authority—despite a court ruling halting a previous attempt to regulate the Web. The fact that the public has been barred from […]

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Israeli Device to Detect Terrorists, Even Unarmed

An Israeli device designed for use in airports aims to detect terrorists whether or not they are armed, and to cut back on many security measures that inconvenience all passengers equally. The device tracks physical reactions to basic questions or statements. Israel currently uses a similar system at Ben-Gurion Airport, where screeners aim to detect […]

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Time Magazine’s Fond Farewell to a Terrorist

What is it about the late  Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlalah that makes some media lose all sense of reality? It was the Hezbollah founder’s death that prompted CNN’s Octavia Nasr to Tweet her regrets and respect for the extremist – an action that with a bit of a push from HonestReporting cost Nasr her job. Aside from […]

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Do We Still Believe in American Sovereignty?

The current language surrounding American foreign policy (and the New START Treaty in particular) is diplomatic and courteous.  It is also dangerously ambiguous about American sovereignty.  As Steven Groves explains in the latest installment of the Understanding America series, “Sovereignty is a simple idea: the United States is an independent nation, governed by the American […]

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The Afghanistan Surge is Working; Now We Need Pakistan’s Full Effort

The long-awaited White House Review on Afghanistan demonstrates that General Petraeus’ counterinsurgency strategy is beginning to pay dividends. The additional U.S. troops deployed to Afghanistan have helped the U.S. and coalition forces begin to uproot the Taliban from some of their traditional strongholds in southern Afghanistan. The most important task now is to gain greater […]

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New Data Counters Half-Baked Claims of Food Safety Crisis

The incidence rate of food-borne illness in the United States is dramatically lower than previously estimated, according to findings reported Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The new data thoroughly refute the misleading claims of alarmists advocating for vastly expanding federal regulation of the food supply. According to the new research […]

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Missing the Point on Human Rights

The Norwegian Nobel Committee held its annual awards ceremony last week in Oslo, where it intended to award the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese intellectual and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” Still imprisoned, Liu was prevented from traveling to Oslo to participate […]

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White House Should Not Duck Its Responsibility to Shield the United States

“Duck and Cover” has been replaced by its 21st-century incarnation: “Shield Yourself.” This no doubt marks the zenith of the Obama Administration’s nuclear preparedness plan (sarcasm intended), as outlined in a recent government report detailing the methods for increasing survivability rates in the case of a nuclear blast. Unfortunately, such trivialities belie the dangerous path […]

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