A Reading List With New Common Sense

It is that time of the year again: Christmas gift list guides are out. (Find out which book made both the Claremont Institute’s book list and Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s reading list!) If you are looking for the perfect gift, a good book for the airplane, or something to do while the in-laws […]

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Fighting Terrorism Diplomatically

While the U.S.and other Western countries declare Hamas a “terrorist organization” on paper, Israel has to deal with this reality on a daily basis. For Israel, Hamas’ status as a terrorist organization means dealing with rockets, terrorists, intelligence, checkpoints, and, sometimes, expelling Hamas leaders from Israel – even at the expense of international criticism. For […]

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Shattered Lens: Part 3 – Putting Palestinians Behind Bars

How the wire services use bars in their images to promote the Palestinian narrative of suffering and the impression of Palestinians as “prisoners” of Israeli brutality. Our Findings: Wire service photographers use clever photographic techniques to present a false impression that enhances images of Palestinian “suffering”. The use of bars in such images is a […]

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Rolling Back Overcriminalizaiton

Between 2000 and 2007, the United States Congress created 452 entirely new crimes, a rate of over one new crime every week. By the end of 2007, the U.S. Code included more than 4,450 federal crimes, with an estimated tens of thousands more located in the federal regulatory code. Worse, a joint study released this […]

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Side Effects: Number of Waivers Grows As a Result of Obamacare Authors’ Sloppy Handiwork

Jamie Dupree recently reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the number of waivers granted by the Obama Administration for a certain provision in the new health care law has now reached 222. That’s double the amount of just three weeks ago. The waivers apply to a provision of Obamacare prohibiting annual limits on health plans. […]

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Heritage’s Luce Award Goes to James Buckley

James L. Buckley, the former U.S. senator and federal judge who for 40 years advanced the conservative cause in all three branches of the federal government, last night received the Clare Boothe Luce Award, which is The Heritage Foundation’s highest honor for contributions to the movement. “Jim Buckley has devoted his life to defending the […]

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Liu Xiaobo and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize

The adamant refusal of the Chinese Communist government to allow Liu Xiaobo to travel to Oslo to receive the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize is more than disgraceful—it is a flagrant violation by the Chinese regime of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN General Assembly, including China. Liu Xiaobo is only the […]

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Blue Dogs Sing the Blues

The events of Election Day will ultimately polarize Congress and affect the conservative policy agenda being debated and passed by lawmakers. Although Republicans were launched into power in the House, the more conservative Democratic Caucus, known as the Blue Dog Democrats, lost power by losing several of its more conservative members.  Add to that many […]

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