President Obama Gives Last Week’s Speech

Tonight, the president gave a long series of remarks that might have been appropriate last week when the administration kicked-off Operation Odyssey Dawn—explaining why US forces directly intervened in the Libyan civil war. Yet the questions asked at the outset of the intervention were still left largely unanswered. That airpower could turn back the advance of […]

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Israeli Reporter Arrested After He and Family Attacked by Stone-Throwing Muslims

Well-known Israeli investigative reporter for the Maariv Hebrew daily, Kalman Liebskind, had a Kafkaesque story to report this week, and the subject of the article was himself. “Driving down the road that leads to our home in Gimzu, I heard the first bang”, he wrote in Hebrew in his weekly column. “ My wife, Ilana, who was driving […]

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Seven Questions with Bob Moffit, Co-Author of Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America

Released this past Tuesday, the important new book Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America has gotten noticed by Fox News, NPR, Town Hall, National Review, and readers nationwide, who keep it climbing up the Amazon bestseller charts. The Foundry interviewed Heritage’s Bob Moffit—one of the four co-authors—who reveals how the book came together and why […]

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Secret Earmarks Remain in Federal Budget

USA Today reported this week that billions in earmarks remain tucked into the funding measure that keeps the federal government running for the remainder of the fiscal year.  Congress is debating right now how much to cut from the measure, yet these secret earmarks are not being openly discussed by members of Congress. That’s unfortunate. […]

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How to Ratify Hungary’s New Constitution

When the 39 delegates signed the Constitution on a hot summer’s day in Philadelphia, not one of them believed their work was over. It was not until the document’s ratification the following year that Benjamin Rush declared, “Tis done. We have become a nation.” Hungary, whose history predates America’s existence by a thousand years, is […]

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Yemeni Capital Braces For More Violent Protests, Friday

With some fifty people shot dead in protests in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa last Friday, security forces are gathering in force to meet this Friday’s protests, Reuters reports. This Friday’s protest, during which protesters will continue to call for the immediate resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the fractious, tribal county of […]

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Arab Schools In Jerusalem: No to Israeli Textbooks

East Jerusalem Education Bureau Director Samir Jibril has called on the city’s Arab schools to reject the circular distributed by the Jerusalem Municipality’s Education Department, which requires schools it provides funds for to only purchase approved textbooks. Jibril insists Arab schools should cleave to the ‘Palestinian curriculum,’ even if it means losing funding, and described […]

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The House Speaker Seeks Enlightenment from Obama

House Speaker John Boehner, in his letter to President Barack Obama,  brought to mind the character of Lieutenant Frank Columbo portrayed by actor Peter Faulk. The longevity of the episodes, that ran from 1968-2003, attested to the popularity of the character. Columbo, with his perennial rumpled appearance, always took on sophisticated and arrogant killers convinced […]

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