Are Visas for India’s High Tech Companies Congress’ New Cash Cow?

Republicans and Democrats can always agree on spending more money. Their default position is usually not to cover costs.  But if they must, there’s one sure-fire political no-brainer: make foreigners pay.  After all, they can’t vote.  Next year, as Congress begins to take a closer – perhaps serious – look at the budget deficit, foreigners […]

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International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks Ten Years

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) marked the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Israel by organizing a special conference which took place in the Knesset earlier this week.  Israel has benefited from the political support of tens of millions of Evangelist Christians in the United States, whose pro-Zionist views are religion-based, but whose political […]

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Air Force Foils Rocket Attacks on Israel; 5 Terrorists Killed

Israeli aircraft foiled an attempted missile attack on southern Israel Saturday night by bombing a rocket-launching cell. Gaza sources said five terrorists were killed. The cell included members of the Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees terrorist groups. Israel has said it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks on Israel. Witnesses reported that Israeli unmanned […]

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New US Census Boosts Republicans

It happens once every 10 years. Yesterday the US census came out and with it ostensibly good news for the Republicans in 2012. As the census displays growth both nationally as well as state by state, this means a reapportionment of seats in the House of Representatives. States whose population growth surged will gain seats; […]

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Dishonest Reporter Award 2010

Other than the collapse of peace talks, this year’s biggest Mideast story was understood in shorthand. The Flotilla. Basing its international legitimacy on unfounded claims of a humanitarian crisis, the Free Gaza Movement organized a number of attempts to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza by sea. In the past, Israel had allowed individual small […]

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Democracy Building in Interesting Times

The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy and Taiwan’s Institute for National Policy Research, are organizing a full day public conference in Taipei on January 10 entitled “Democracy Building in Interesting Times.” The conference, co-hosted by Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner, is intended to give folks in Asia who are […]

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Democracy Debates, Dictators Decree: Chavez’s Dictatorial Ambition and a Slap in the U.S. Face

Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez continues his march to authoritarianism. In an effort to bolster the already excessive power of the executive, Chavez received authority to govern by decree until mid-2012 from a lame duck legislative national assembly controlled by Chavez loyalists. This action comes on the eve of a January handoff to a new legislative body […]

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Napolitano Makes Global Warming a Homeland Security Priority

There she goes again. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano just can’t speak in public without destroying any remaining confidence Americans have left in her agency. CNS News reports that at a conference devoted to “environmental justice”, Secretary Napolitano announced that the Department of Homeland Security would be creating the “Climate Change and Adaptation Task Force” to […]

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