The Stupidest Government Program Ever

They’re supposed to provide a boost to the economy, but the government’s stimulus programs are having the opposite effect. The Fed’s own statement, released yesterday, said, “Household spending appears to be expanding but remains constrained by ongoing job losses, sluggish income growth, lower housing wealth, and tight credit.” In other words, despite losing your job […]

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Video: Meet the Foreign Press: Are They Objective?

A Dutch journalist lavishes praise on the Saudi authorities.    Mideast analyst Tom Gross attended a conference “Giving the Middle East context: Reporters view the world they cover,” organized by Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies. The conference featured leading Middle East correspondents from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio […]

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HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY REJECTS GOLDSTONE REPORT

With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution (H. Res. 867) calling the Goldstone Report “irredeemably biased and unworthy of further consideration or legitimacy.” The bill, introduced by Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Howard Berman (D-CA), the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, passed by […]

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Maine Voters Reject Gay Marriage

“The institution of marriage has been preserved in Maine and across the nation,” said Frank Schubert, the chief organizer for Stand for Marriage Maine, which lobbied for the repeal. For the gay rights movement, which has gained a foothold in New England, it was a stinging defeat. Gay marriage has now lost in every state […]

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GOP sweep: Big governor victories in Virginia, NJ

WASHINGTON – Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans on Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a troubling sign for the president and his party heading into an important midterm election year. Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell’s victory in the Virginia […]

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Hamas Rockets Can Reach Tel Aviv

The Islamic Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip can now launch rockets capable of reaching the Israeli metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said at a Jerusalem briefing. “We know they have tried to, and have obtained missiles that reach 60 kilometers (37 miles),” Ayalon said today. “Tel Aviv and its […]

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