Abbas Wins Symbolic Victory in Britain: Palestinian Authority Now a Mission

Britain told visiting Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that it is upgrading the status of the PA from a “delegation” to a “mission” in London, easing visa requirements but not granting diplomatic immunity. The mainly symbolic change is another diplomatic plum for the globe-trotting Abbas, who flew to London on Monday to win international recognition of […]

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The Israel Air Force Communications Unit Embraces ‘New Media’

The Israel Air Force Communications Unit is launching an International New Media program targeting the English speaking world, which will include a constantly updated website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. The unit will be under the aegis of IAF Spokesperson Lt. Col. Assaf Librati, reports IAF Online Communications. Explaining the rationale for the new initiative, […]

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How Long Will the Eurozone Agreement Hold?

On Saturday, process won out over substance in the reaction to the agreement by leaders of the eurozone on measures to combat the European debt crisis. Since there was so much advance speculation that no agreement could be reached, the very fact that the leaders reached an agreement touched off a wave of financial optimism. […]

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The EPA is Fueling Nonsense

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is suffering policy schizophrenia. On the one hand, it has ordered automakers to increase fuel efficiency to save the planet from global warming. On the other hand, it is setting higher quotas of ethanol in gasoline, which will decrease fuel efficiency and increase emissions of the greenhouse gases that the […]

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Senator DeMint on School Choice

South Carolinians for Responsible Government has produced a new video featuring Senator Jim DeMint (R–SC) on the importance of school choice. DeMint outlines the keys to achieving educational success not just in South Carolina but in the rest of the country: If we want true innovation in education to reach the widest range of student […]

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