GOP Fights to Shut Down TARP Slush Fund, Return Money to Taxpayers

With the federal government coming off a $1.42 trillion deficit (“roughly twice individual income tax revenue“) and Washington already another $292 billion in the red, the president and his allies are determined to ramp up government “stimulus” spending even more and turn the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) into a slush fund for politicians.  But […]

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UNRWA: Perpetuating the Misery

Isn’t it time for UNRWA’s chief to do some soul searching and look beyond blaming Israel? Writing in The Guardian, Karen AbuZayd, the outgoing commissioner general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) calls to address the Palestininan refugee question. While apportioning responsibility to Israel, she fails to acknowledge the fate of Jewish refugees in […]

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Sheikh Obama and His Two Wars

by Daniel Pipes December 10, 2009 A visibly embarrassed Barack Obama shows off his Nobel Peace Prize. Obama’s Nobel “lecture” offers critics the usual cornucopia of opportunities for criticism but I shall focus on just two statements: “I am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars.” And here I thought there […]

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Building Peace Without Obama’s Interference

A promising, independent Palestine is quietly being developed, with Israeli assistance. By TOM GROSS It is difficult to turn on a TV or radio or pick up a newspaper these days, without finding some pundit or other deploring the dismal prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace or the dreadful living conditions of the Palestinians. Even supposedly neutral […]

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Swiss Minarets and European Islam

by Daniel Pipes Jerusalem Post December 9, 2009 What importance has the recent Swiss referendum to ban the building of minarets (spires next to mosques from which the call to prayer is issued)? Some may see the 57.5 to 42.5 percent decision endorsing a constitutional amendment as nearly meaningless. The political establishment being overwhelmingly opposed […]

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