Obama Sends 140,000 Canisters of U.S. Teargas to Egypt’s Morsi

by Daniel Pipes April 14, 2013 Cross-posted from National Review Online, The Corner The Egyptian publication Al-Masry Al-Youm reports that the U.S. government has supplied five containers carrying 140,000 teargas canisters to Egypt’s Interior Ministry. It further reports that this shipment left Wilmington, Delaware, on Mar. 14 aboard the SS Jamestown and that it has […]

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Support Syria’s Assad

by Daniel Pipes The Washington Times April 11, 2013 N.B.: Washington Times title: “The Case for Assad.” Analysts agree that “the erosion of the Syrian regime’s capabilities is accelerating,” that it step-by-step continues to retreat, making a rebel breakthrough and an Islamist victory increasingly likely. In response, I am changing my policy recommendation from neutrality […]

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US Revives 2002 Arab Peace Initiative

April 9, 2013 15:35 by Pesach Benson 1. John Kerry’s resurrecting the 2002 Arab peace initiative — with tweaks. AP writes: The 2002 initiative that Kerry wants to revive parts of would have provided Israel recognition throughout the Arab world in exchange for a pullout from territory conquered in 1967 . . . Kerry, however, […]

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Obama: ‘Prohibit’ Americans from Saving More Than $3M in Retirement Accounts

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget would simultaneously compel Americans to enroll in a tax-deferred retirement account and “prohibit” them from saving more than $3 million in such accounts. That sum, Obama’s budget argues, is all that is “needed to fund reasonable levels of retirement saving.” Under current law, American who save money in […]

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Obama Budget Ends Funding for D.C. School Choice Program

MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom Yesterday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the House Appropriations Committee about Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. Congressman Andy Harris (R–MD) took the opportunity to question Duncan about a glaring omission from the budget: funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). The DCOSP provides vouchers […]

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Obama Allows Millions of Illegals in US, Yet Pushes to Deport White Christian Family

Barack Obama has done everything possible, legal and illegal, to allow millions of illegal immigrants to remain in the US.  He has given directives to the Department of Homeland Security and the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement to not deport illegals unless they have a prior criminal record.  Otherwise, he has welcomed them with open […]

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Yet Again, Obama Calls for Reducing Charitable Contribution Deduction

Tetra Images Tetra Images/Newscom Like past budget proposals, President Obama’s new budget plan calls—again—for lowering the charitable contribution deduction. The current tax code allows individuals to deduct their giving from their overall tax liability at a rate equal to their tax bracket. Obama wants to cap the charitable deduction at what it would be for […]

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A Government of the Crisis, by the Crisis, and for the Crisis

When President Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel said that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” many didn’t realize he was inaugurating a new credo for governance. Rahm’s statement was originally understood as the administration’s intention to capitalize on actual crises while they were hot, to promote legislation liberals had […]

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Explaining Obama’s Fixation with Israel

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online March 19, 2013 Why does Barack Obama focus so much on Israel and its struggle with the Arabs? It’s not just that he’s spending days in Israel this week, but his disproportionate four-year search to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict. His first full day as president in 2009 saw him […]

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