Orbiting Dragons

At the 2009 Sino-American summit, President Obama committed the US to dispatching the head of NASA to China, in return for a reciprocal visit by his “appropriate Chinese counterpart,” i.e., a player to be named later. A year later, NASA Administrator Bolden has visited China (although it remains unclear to what end), yet there is […]

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IDF Also Combats Illegal Hunting

The IDF, dubbed by some as the most humanitarian army in the world, has proven its regard not just for humans but also for animals. According to the latest issue of the IDF magazine Bamahane, combat soldiers from the Shimshon battalion of the Kfir Brigade received a report last weekend about shootings east of Shechem […]

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List of 27 States Suing Over Obamacare

Last March, Virginia and Florida (joined by 12 other states) filed suit against Obamacare, challenging its constitutionality. Since that time, many other states have joined in, recognizing the threat posed by the legislation to both the Constitution and their own state budgets. As we reported on Friday, more than half of all states are now […]

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Like Washington, Eisenhower’s Farewell Address Counseled Balance

Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Farewell Address. The speech ranks, as Eisenhower intended it to, with Washington’s Farewell Address as a masterpiece of American rhetoric, of balance, and of prudent, far-seeing counsel. It is the fate of such masterpieces to be much quoted but seldom read. […]

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IDF Successfully Tests “Magic Wand” Anti-Missile System

The IDF’s “Magic Wand” (Sharvit Kesamim) system for intercepting intermediate-range rockets was successfully tested last week, the BaMachane military magazine reports in its latest issue. The tests took place in southern Israel last week and were conducted by the Defense Ministry and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems under the attack conditions that Israel expects. At the […]

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China Global Investment Tracker: 2011

This week The Heritage Foundation released the 2011 China Global Investment Tracker. Heritage Asian Studies Center Derek Scissors explained the product: China’s investment overseas is increasingly important to the United States and the international community. The China Global Investment Tracker created by The Heritage Foundation is the only publicly available, comprehensive dataset of large Chinese […]

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