Vote NO on the so-called financial reform legislation

Bank stocks went up after Obama’s so-called financial reform speech.  That’s probably because his bill institutionalizes “too big to fail.”  It doesn’t break up the banks and it assures them access to Federal Reserve loans as needed.  It makes bailouts permanent. The Goldman Sachs scandal exposes a deep flaw in the bill that we believe […]

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Trickle-Down Self-Censorship

by David J. Rusin  •  May 6, 2010 at 11:30 am Remember that old public service ad with a father confronting his son about drug use? Asked where he learned to do such things, the son replies, “You, all right? I learned it by watching you!” A similar process applies to self-censorship. When those in […]

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Why Would Anyone Want to Blow Up Times Square?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 5, 2010 When news comes of Muslims engaging in violence, the triad of politicians, law enforcement, and media invariably presumes that the perpetrator suffers from some mental or emotional incapacity. (For a quick listing of examples, see my collection at “Sudden Jihad or ‘Inordinate Stress’ at Ft. Hood?“). […]

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Palestine Betrayed

by Efraim Karsh Yale, 336 pp., $32.50 Reviewed by Daniel Pipes National Review May 17, 2010 Nakba, the Arabic word for “catastrophe,” has entered the English language in reference to the Arab–Israeli conflict. As defined by the anti-Israel website The Electronic Intifada, Nakba means “the expulsion and dispossession of hundreds of thousands [of] Palestinians from […]

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Jeb Bush carries the Bush political torch

By: Jonathan Martin April 28, 2010 04:54 AM EDT Talk privately to just about any leading Republican about the 2012 presidential race, and you’ll often hear a sentence that starts with: “If his last name were …” They’re talking about the former two-term governor of one of America’s largest states who is a reformer, a […]

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The Unique Assault on Israel

by Daniel Pipes April 29, 2010 updated May 2, 2010 No contemporary state faces such an array of threats as does Israel – indeed, probably no state in history ever has. Consider their range: Weapons of mass destruction: Iran, Syria Conventional military attack: Egypt Terrorism: Hizbullah, Fath, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad Economic blockade and boycott: […]

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