Further Thoughts on Not Intervening in Syria

by Daniel Pipes June 13, 2012 My article today, “Stay out of the Syrian Morass,” has evinced a number of comments. Some responses: Jonathan Tobin wrote a refutation at the Commentary weblog, “Contentions.” The key paragraph reads: Assad’s survival will mean not just more Syrian slaughter but will be a huge victory for his Iranian […]

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Der Sturmer in the UK?

Der Sturmer in the UK? June 13, 2012 15:13 by Simon Plosker The following by HR’s Managing Editor Simon Plosker appeared originally on The Times of Israel. What would Israel do if a journalist from Der Sturmer was filing reports from inside the country? Despite the fact that there is remarkable press freedom in Israel, […]

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Russia, PNTR, and Human Rights

Progress on the ability of U.S. firms to take advantage of new business opportunities when Russia joins the World Trade Organization (WTO) took a step forward yesterday when Senate leaders acknowledged that legislation to promote human rights will be a condition needed for permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) to move forward, too. Senators Max Baucus […]

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South American Union’s Left Turn Is Bad News

Venezuelan Ali Rodriguez, recently chosen to lead the Union of South American Nations as Secretary General In a ceremony in Bogota on June 11, the position of Secretary General of UNASUR passed from Colombian Maria Emma Mejia to Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez. An ex-Marxist guerrilla, former foreign and energy minister, and former Ambassador to Cuba, the […]

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Conservative bloggers attacked, silenced

In recent weeks a very dangerous pattern of personal attacks against conservative bloggers has occurred with increasing frequency. Combined with a related decision last week by a judge to place a gag order on a conservative blogger, we now face a real threat to conservative speech at the grassroots level just as the election season […]

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Rep. Franks: House Should Ban Funding for HHS Mandate That Attacks Religious Liberty

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said on Friday that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives should include language in the next continuing resolution (CR) prohibiting the administration from enforcing a regulation that mandates that all health-care plans in the United States must cover, without any fees or co-pay, sterilizations, artificial contraceptives and abortifacients. “We should […]

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