Egypt’s New Pharaoh: President Morsi Grabs for Power

Egypt was wracked by protests today, the day after President Mohamed Morsi purged key judicial officials and issued a decree that granted himself sweeping new powers. In Cairo, protesters gathered in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of Egypt’s stalled revolution, to denounce Morsi’s power grab and chant: “Morsi is Mubarak.” There were reports of heavy rioting […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Takes Dictatorial Powers

Egypt’s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight and ordered the retrial of Hosni Mubarak for the killing of protesters in last year’s uprising. Mohammed Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been […]

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Looking for Black Friday Deals?

Would it surprise you to know that many of the Black Friday items for sale that cause so much frenzy are highly overpriced due to tariffs? Black Friday, of course, is the day when hundreds of people wait outside of stores hours ahead of their opening to get a steal on sale-priced merchandise. In 2011, […]

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India’s Execution of Mumbai Attacker Is Reminder of Pakistani Foot Dragging

Pakistani villagers in his village watch the news on television of Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in an Indian prison. (Photo: AFP/Newscom) Nearly four years after the horrific Mumbai attacks that left more than 160 dead, including six Americans, India put to death the lone surviving gunman, Pakistani citizen Ajmal Kasab. The Indian government conducted […]

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Obama’s “Friend” Calls Israel a “Terrorist State”

Today, a ceasefire was announced in the ongoing conflict between Israel and the terrorist organization Hamas. With the current crisis apparently over, America must reflect back on what happened and how surrounding nations—including some of our allies in the region—reacted. Of note are Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements toward Israel. On Tuesday, Erdogan […]

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D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Is Accountable—to Parents

Joseph Kelley said his son Rashawn was struggling in public schools before his scholarship. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP) has helped hundreds of D.C. schoolchildren leave underperforming public schools to attend schools of their parents’ choice. As The Washington Post reported Sunday about the school voucher program: In the District, it’s clear that vouchers […]

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The Right Time for a Carbon Tax Is Never

Once the electorate was made to realize that cap-and-trade bills (Lieberman-Warner, Waxman-Markey, etc.) were actually taxes on fossil energy, cap and trade became political poison. So it is surprising that an explicit tax on fossil energy is now being pushed in Washington. The hope among carbon-tax proponents is that they can sugar-coat the tax and […]

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