Unions at It Again: D.C. Being Made to Hire Back Fired Teachers

“Will the unions help keep poor teachers from returning to the classroom?” asked Saturday’s Washington Post, reminding us that union intransigience stretches from Madison,WI to Washington, D.C. An independent arbitrator recently ruled that D.C. Public Schools will be required to hire back 75 teachers fired during Michelle Rhee’s tenure. On top of this, D.C. will […]

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Is Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan Dictator, the Next Domino to Fall?

Autocracies are under assault throughout the Middle East, but in Venezuela,  Hugo Chavez remains sanguine and expects to steer his country into socialism. Venezuelan students have launched a hunger strike against his rule and have appealed to the Organization of American States and its head Jose Miguel Insulza to look into human rights abuses by […]

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Interview with Phyllis Chesler: ‘Israel Under Existential Siege’ from Islam

Israel National News reporter Fern Sidman interviewed op-ed columnist, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, at a first-of-its-kind conference in Toronto organized by Advocates for Civil Liberties and entitled, “When Middle East Politics Invade Campus”. Held on February 16th, the event dealt with the continued and increasingly hostile demonization of Israel, both on the college campus and in […]

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The President Thumbs His Nose at Judge Vinson’s Obamacare Ruling: DOJ Seems to Concede It Can’t Win in Court

Late Thursday, February 17, the Obama Administration filed an incredibly odd and almost insulting “Motion to Clarify” the judgment in the case it lost against 26 states and the NFIB in the Obamacare litigation in Florida v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, No. 10-cv-00091 (N. D. Fla.)(Judge Vinson). With this motion, the Administration […]

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Prosor: Important to ‘Name and Shame’ Delegitimizers of Israel (Video)

Ambassador Ron Prosor, who serves as the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the UK, spoke at the Herzliya Conference this week, during a panel entitled “On Criticism and Prejudice: The Arab-Israeli Conflict and the Assault on Israel’s Legitimacy.” [youtube GM2n4OFeI3Y nolink] In his talk, Prosor sarcastically referred to the  “absurdities” against Israel that […]

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Are Centrist Democrats an Endangered Species?

Political fashions may enjoy slightly more longevity than clothing fashions but they too are evanescent. During the 1990s, “3rd Way politics” was the rage and its most successful practitioners were President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Tony Blair. The recent decision by the Democratic Leadership Council to close shop together with the disappearance of Blair’s […]

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