Governor Mitch Daniels Champions Education Reforms

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) signed into law legislation to implement the nation’s largest school voucher program. And this week, the Governor visited Washington, D.C., to highlight his education reform agenda, which is rooted in the belief that those closest to students know them best—a fact which should drive education policy. In his speech […]

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U.S.-Pakistan Relations in Decline

by Daniel Pipes May 4, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online Although the execution of Osama bin Laden was mainly a symbolic and psychological act of counterterrorism, its most immediate consequence, ironically, affects U.S.-Pakistan relations. In response to Pakistani upset about their national sovereignty being trespassed, the Zardari government severely condemned what it called “an […]

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Don’t Do it Again, Pakistan Army Warns USA Against Additional Military Action in Pakistan

(CNSNews.com) – Breaking his silence on Sunday’s U.S. Navy SEAL operation against Osama bin Laden, Pakistan army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani has warned the United States not to contemplate a similar mission in the future. Pakistan also wants the U.S. to reduce the strength of U.S. military personnel inside the country “to the minimum essential,” […]

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Financial Times Loses Grip on Reality

Financial Times Loses Grip on Reality The so-called “Arab Spring”, the results of which are still not clear, have prompted many reassessments of the misleading yet previously accepted wisdom that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the fulcrum at the heart of the Middle East’s troubles. Even Yasmin Alibhai-Brown who has a long history of Israel bashing […]

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What’s Your Monthly Gasoline Bill?

If you’re an average American, your monthly gasoline bill is a humongous $368.09. That comes to nine percent of a household’s total income, more than double what it was just two years ago, according to a CNNMoney report. And as a percentage of income, the poor are getting hit the hardest. In parts of the […]

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Going Green—but at Whose Expense?

Environmentalists celebrated World Malaria Day last week (and Earth Day the week prior). Meanwhile, thousands of African children died of malaria. While these activists may make themselves feel like they’re saving the world, they are ignoring the best possible solution to Africa’s malaria problem: the use of DDT to wipe out the Anopheles mosquito. Even […]

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Video of Netanyahu in London: Fatah-Hamas Palestinian Unity “A Great Victory For Terror”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in London condemned the signing ceremony for the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement in Cairo on Wednesday. “What happened today in Cairo is a tremendous blow to peace and a great victory for terrorism,” Netanyahu told reporters. “Three days ago terrorism was dealt a resounding defeat with the elimination of Bin Laden,” Netanyahu […]

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What Is Israel’s Next Move In The New Middle East?

by Daniel Pipes Moment Magazine May/June 2011 Moment Magazine asked: “In recent months, the Middle East has been set aflame by democratic uprisings, popular protests, brutal crackdowns, political upheaval and international military intervention, shattering conventional wisdom about the region. Israel—surrounded by a newly unstable Arab world and confronting a Palestinian march toward statehood—faces uncertainty on […]

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Consistency on Life and Conscience

The House of Representatives approved a measure yesterday by a wide margin that establishes a consistent and government-wide policy denying taxpayer funds and subsidies for elective abortions. The bill, H.R. 3, passed by a comfortable 76-vote margin, and it now proceeds to the U.S. Senate, where its prospects are less favorable. If it passes there, […]

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Doctors Need a Permanent Fix to the Medicare Payment Mess

Allowing reductions of this magnitude would be hugely detrimental to the quality of care available to seniors under the program. In 2008, The Heritage Foundation explained that “The current Medicare payment system is financially unsustainable, threatens Medicare patients’ access to care, and adds to uncertainties about the adequacy of the future physician workforce.” For these […]

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