Gangs in Tunisia Burn Torah Scroll, Set Synagogue on Fire

Gangs in Tunisia set a synagogue on fire, which burned a Torah scroll, and damaged four Jewish-owned cars Monday night as chaos and sabotage began to break out after the revolution two weeks ago. No injuries were reported. Peres Trabelsi, spokesman for Tunisia’s 2,000-member Jewish community, told foreign news agencies, “I condemn this action and […]

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Trend: Burn a Koran, Get Arrested

by David J. Rusin  •  Jan 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm Koran burnings by Westerners are rightly frowned upon, but more regrettable is the trend of investigating, arresting, and even prosecuting those who set them aflame. Consider the cases to make the news since a Florida pastor first promised to torch Korans on the anniversary […]

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Obamacare In Serious Condition

A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare.  The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.  Just yesterday, a Florida federal court issued a decision declaring the individual mandate, and the whole law, unconstitutional.  If one of […]

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I’m Just a Bill, Yes, I’m Only a Bill: The Constitutional Way to Make Laws

Under the Progressive notion of a “living” Constitution, almost every aspect of the Constitution has been subject to reinterpretation.  One section that would seem to defy a new interpretation, however, is Article I, Section 7, Clause 2 – or the “Presentment Clause” – which clearly outlines the process by which a bill becomes a law. […]

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Podcast: Unrest in Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak continues facing enormous pressure to step down from power. As rioting continues, a host of otherwise disparate interest groups unite in their opposition to the president. With U.S. and Middle East geopolitics contingent upon what happens in Egypt, in a recent podcast Heritage expert Jim Carafano gives his insight as to what […]

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Palileaks and The Guardian’s Agenda Journalism

Palileaks and The Guardian’s Agenda Journalism Thousands of Palestinian documents, allegedly offering a behind the scenes look at the Palestinian Authority’s stance on peace negotiations with Israel, have been leaked to Al-Jazeera and The Guardian. As the world’s attention turns towards Egypt, the “Palileaks” story has taken something of a haitus offering us a chance […]

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U.S. and Russia Compete for Brazil’s Future Air Force

As a rising international power, Brazil under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outlined a comprehensive national defense plan aimed at controlling and defending national territory, extending its maritime reach, and developing cutting-edge defense technology. The plan calls for reorganization of the army, air and space capabilities to cover Brazil’s extensive territory (including the Amazon), […]

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