Gaza Border Zone Shooting: Context Vanishes in No-Man’s Land

Gaza Border Zone Shooting: Context Vanishes in No-Man’s Land The UK’s Sunday Times featured a dramatic sounding story “Morpurgo sees child shot in Gaza border wasteland” (subscription only). According to the article: The children’s writer, Michael Morpurgo, has described how he witnessed the shooting of a 15-year-old boy during a visit to Gaza. … The […]

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Iranian Days of Rage

Has the Obama Administration finally reached agreement on its policy toward the Middle East uprisings? The State Department and the White House have been articulating a variety of different foreign policies on events in Egypt and Iran, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has taken the lead on supporting the protests in the streets and […]

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Arizona Fights Back on Immigration and Is not Alone

While the economy obviously remains the most important issue in American politics, another issue, immigration, refuses to fade away.  Opponents of illegal immigration have continued their fight in the legal and legislative arena. Arizona’s Republicans, who previously led the fight by passing a bill that would mandate police to verify whether a suspect was in […]

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Obamacare Waivers Mount, Still

Why does anybody need a waiver to a law that’s been ruled unconstitutional? We don’t know; ask the Department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, HHS updated its Web site to show that it has now granted 915 waivers to Obamacare’s requirements on benefit limits in health insurance plans. The waivers allow employers to […]

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Is Algeria Next? 400 Arrested in Riots

Protesters took to the streets in Algeria and Yemen on Saturday, just hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation. In both countries, the demonstrations were shut down. In Algeria, riot police put a stop to a demonstration calling for the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Local human rights groups reported that 400 people […]

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