101 Million Americans Received Food Aid Last Year

Newscom Nearly one-third of Americans received government-funded food aid in 2012, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As Heritage Foundation expert Robert Rector has explained, there are roughly a dozen federal food assistance programs operating today. The USDA reports that 59 percent of households that participated in one of […]

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Australia’s Carbon Policy: Just Do Something

Album / Raga / Prisma/Newscom At this time last year, the Australian government began collecting the world’s most expensive carbon tax. A year later, it seems unanimous among Australia’s two biggest parties that the tax has got to go. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday recommended replacing the tax with cap and trade. The change would […]

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Rolling Stone Magazine Portrays Boston Bomber as Rock Star: Puts Picture on Cover

By Boston Herald (MA) July 17, 2013 12:25 pm Accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has made the cover of Rolling Stone — an iconic spot coveted by rock stars — prompting an immediate Twitter storm over the treatment of the suspected terrorist, while the accompanying profile reports his slain brother Tamerlan felt like “two people” […]

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Student Suspended for Requesting English be Spoken in Arizona Classroom

Arlington, VA – ProEnglish is providing legal support for a student who was suspended merely for asking that students speak English in her classroom and during student projects. Terri Bennett, a nursing student at Pima Community College (PCC) in Tuscon, Arizona asked school administrators to make sure students speak English in the class so she […]

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Pakistan’s New Leader Is the Latest to Seek ‘Peace’ Deal With Terrorists

(CNSNews.com) – Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is planning to hold talks with jihadists, including the umbrella group known as the Pakistani Taliban, despite the failure of numerous similar initiatives over the past seven years. Campaigning ahead of the general election last May, Sharif pledged to negotiate a peace deal with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan […]

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Eurozone

EU Boycott is ‘Economic Terrorism’; Sweden Confirms Support for Islamists Over Freedom

The European Union’s decision to boycott Israeli bodies located beyond the 1949 Armistice lines is nothing short of economic terrorism, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) said on Tuesday. Speaking to Channel 2 News, Bennett said, “This is an economic terror attack against peace. If the Europeans want to be involved in the diplomatic process, […]

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Don’t Trust Burma Promises—Enforce Them

Newscom Burma’s president, Thein Sein, promised in London yesterday that all political prisoners in Burma would be released by year’s end. This is great news—if it happens. The promise could be genuine. There have, indeed, been positive political steps taken in Burma over the past two years, not the least of which is the release […]

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Jesse Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

(CNSNews.com) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Various parts of the U.N. human rights system have in the past weighed in on the Feb. 2012 shooting of the 17-year-old, criticizing Florida’s […]

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