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“Duck and Cover” has been replaced by its 21st-century incarnation: “Shield Yourself.”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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Conservatism is Ready to Play the Game

Rep. Jim Jordan (R–OH) is a man who doesn’t like to lose. His high school wrestling record was an astonishing 150–1. That bodes well for the Republican Study Committee (RSC), a group of conservative lawmakers Jordan will lead in the 112th Congress. Jordan joined the RSC’s outgoing chairman, Representative Tom Price (R–GA), at an American […]

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How Congress Can Fight Union Corruption

Heritage Foundation Senior Policy Analyst in Labor Economics James Sherk writes: “The Obama Administration recently rolled back union financial transparency reforms. New regulations will exempt many union trust funds, such as strike funds and apprenticeship programs, from financial disclosure laws. These regulations also end financial reporting for many government unions.” According to recent polling, 66 […]

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The Senate Has the Right to Amend New START

The Senate plays a vital role in the treaty-making process. The Senate is required to provide due diligence in the considerations of treaties. The Founding Fathers set a high procedural bar for ratification and entry into force of treaties, expecting that the Senate would serve as a quality control mechanism. Thus, they gave the Senate […]

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Old Tricks for New Dangers in Germany

Two days ago the German Ministry of Interior conducted raids against 2 fundamentalist Islamic groups — — Invitation to Paradise, in the cities of Brunswick and Moenchengladbach, and the Islamic Culture Center of Bremen, on the North Sea coast. The pretext for the raids was to take action against “anti-constitutional organizations”. The ministry’s statement added […]

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Japan’s Defense from North to South

When Japan’s Democratic Party (JDP) finally ended the hegemony of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) last year the expectations were that we would have a more pacifist government. After all a key component of the JDP were members of the Japan Socialist Party that had always stressed good relations with China and greater reluctance to […]

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Australians Reward Shoddy Journalism

As demonization and delegitimization of Israel moves further into mainstream media and Western society, writing something negative about Israel, irrespective of its quality or credibility, can be enough to gather accolades. In the latest example, Sydney Morning Herald correspondent Paul McGeough received the Walkley Award, Australia’s version of a Pulitzer Prize, for his coverage of […]

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VIDEO: Senator Kerry to Incoming Senators: “You don’t count.”

Today on the Senate floor, John Kerry (D-MA) informed 15,304,498 voters from 16 states that their democratic voice is better left unheard. Kerry’s remarks came during a speech in which he urged the ratification of the ill-conceived New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) with Russia. Kerry and other Senate liberals are striving to ratify the […]

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