Video Series: US Depends on Israel for Homeland Security

“We can trust Israelis” to help with American. security, says Maine Senator Collins in one of several videos prepared by American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for its annual conference. [youtube b166XmCkkRg nolink] “We can trust Israelis” to help with American security because “we know we have the same goals,” says Maine Sen. Collins in […]

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Chrysler: Credit the Bankruptcy, Not the Bailout

“We received confirmation this morning…that Chrysler Group repaid, with interest, by wire transfer to the United States Treasury and by bank transfer to the Canadian government, every penny that had been loaned less than two years ago.” That simple statement by Chrysler (and Fiat) CEO Sergio Marchionne that Chrysler had paid off its taxpayer loans […]

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Fin de Régime in Syria?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 24, 2011 The revolt in Syria offers great opportunities, humanitarian and geo-political. Western states should quickly and robustly seize the moment to dispatch strongman Bashar al-Assad and his accomplice. Many benefits will follow when they reach their appointed dustbin of history. Foreign: The malign but tactically brilliant Hafez […]

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Is Plain Language the New Newspeak?

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” It may be a bit dramatic to quote the opening of George Orwell’s classic 1984, but there is something quite Orwellian about the effects of H.R.946 – a piece of legislation that passed last year without much division, and that is […]

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Exclusive: What Would Abe Rosenthal Say About the NYT Today?

Jack Engelhard, author of “The Bathsheba Deadline” and “Indecent Proposal”, as well as the award-winning memoir of his experiences as a Jewish refugee from Europe, has decided to make public a private exchange of letters he had with the world-famous and brilliant former New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal. Rosenthal faced up to the mistake of New York Times’ […]

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Tantawi – The New Mubarak in Egypt?

by Daniel Pipes May 20, 2011 updated May 24, 2011 I have predicted that the Egyptian military government will remain essentially unchanged even after the departure of Hosni Mubarak in February 2011. Here are developments that confirm or contradict that argument, starting with a quote from Muhannad Galal, a 27-year-old executive at the Cairo offices […]

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Schwarzenegger had mixed record on prison crowding

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Even before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California must drastically reduce its prison population, the state had begun taking steps to relieve severe overcrowding at the direction of a former actor-turned-governor who alternated roles between get-tough cop and social worker reformer. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger insisted in 2005 that […]

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Don’t Cut Defense to Fund State

It is no secret that when it comes to the use of power, the Obama Administration vastly prefers “soft” power to the military variety. In a recent article in Politico, Michael Clauser, executive vice president of the Society of National Security Professionals, writes that proposed cuts to the Pentagon budget will “reignite a key Washington […]

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