Trade Protectionism Is Clogging the World’s Economic Arteries

In its latest joint report with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued sharp warnings on global trade restrictions: The past seven months have not witnessed any slowdown in the imposition of new trade restrictions. And there is no indication […]

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EPA Celebrates the ‘Crushing’ of One Million Working Refrigerators

( – In a move that recalls the government venture that pulverized 700,000 used cars under the “cash for clunkers” program, the Environmental Protection Agency is now praising a company for “crushing its 1 millionth refrigerator.” EPA hailed Southern California Edison (SCE), a partner in its Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, for reaching the “national […]

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McDonald’s Power Ranger Samurai Sparks Muslim Outrage in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabians have expressed outrage over a McDonald’s toy which, they say, mocks the Prophet Muhammad, The Gatestone Institute reported Monday. According to a report that appeared on the Arabic news website,, on Sunday, the McDonald’s fast food restaurant “abused the Prophet Muhammad by placing his name at the base of a toy that […]

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Israeli DM Barak Foolishly Suggests Unilateral Disengagement in Judea, Samaria

Defense Minister Ehud Barak suggested Wednesday in a speech to the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies that Israel consider a unilateral disengagement from Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, also called “Yesha“) — similar to that carried out by the Israeli government in the Gush Katif region of Gaza in August […]

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Even After Walker Reforms, Wisconsin Public Workers Still Overpaid

“What Mr. Walker and his backers are trying to do is to make Wisconsin—and eventually, America—less of a functioning democracy and more of a third-world-style oligarchy.” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was more theatrical than most in denouncing Act 10, the set of public-sector reforms signed by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) on March […]

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Swiss Chain to Label Products from Israeli ‘Settlements’; Boycott Migros Market Instead

Boycott Switzerland’s Migros Supermarket Switzerland’s largest supermarket chain, Migros, announced on Tuesday that it will tell its customers if products have come from Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria (Shomron) and east Jerusalem. According to a report on SwissInfo, the reason for the decision is Migros’ desire to offer customers greater transparency. The report noted that […]

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Netanyahu Disappointed by World’s Demands from Iran

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed his disappointment on Tuesday over the way the negotiations between world powers and Iran, over its disputed nuclear program, were going. Speaking at the annual conference of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said, “Not only should the sanctions on Iran be increased, the demands for […]

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