Video: Friend Request Pending – Israel’s Many Attempts at Peace

The following video, released by Hasbara Fellowships, documents Israel’s history with its Arab neighbors in a modern way, by likening Israel’s attempts to make peace as making friends on Facebook. The Facebook motif demonstrates that Israel has tried to make ‘friends’ with its neighbors, but the friendship has rarely been reciprocated. The video is part […]

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Resources on Israel’s Peace Efforts

Our “Misled” video covers a broad range of initiatives, quotes, and research. This resource page backs up the points and offers in-depth reading. Disengagement from Gaza What Israel Gave Up in Gaza for Peace Website of Gush Katif Settlements Foreign Ministry article on Disengagement – includes the plan and cost of the plan Evaluating International […]

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Solar Bankruptcies Mean It’s Time to End Energy Subsidies, Not Increase Them

Last week, Solyndra became the third solar company in recent weeks to go belly-up, but the Fremont-based solar manufacturer made the most noise—because it lost more than a half a billion dollars in taxpayer money. Solyndra received one of the first stimulus loan guarantees, a $535 million loan. During a visit to the plant last […]

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House Set to Rebuke NLRB for Meddling in Boeing’s Expansion Plan

The House of Representatives is poised to pass legislation today that prohibits the National Labor Relations Board from interfering in the business decisions of U.S. companies. The bill would effectively end the NLRB’s complaint against Boeing’s expansion plans in South Carolina. Boeing came under attack from the NLRB in April after constructing a plant in […]

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Congressional Investigator: More Solar Bankruptcies to Come

A top congressional investigator said on Tuesday that he believes more companies that benefitted from the stimulus bill’s renewable energy loan guarantee program will go bankrupt before all allotted funds are spent. The program, which guaranteed a $535 million loan to Solyndra before the company declared bankruptcy last week, still has $8-10 billion in authorized […]

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Another Loss for Obamacare

This afternoon, the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania became the latest court to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (Obamacare) individual mandate, holding that “[t]he power to regulate interstate commerce does not subsume the power to dictate a lifetime financial commitment to health insurance coverage.” The challenge was brought […]

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Simple Steps for Super Committee Transparency

Roll Call carries op-eds today from the Ripon Society and Heritage debating the merits of Super Committee transparency. Ripon’s Lou Zickar thinks the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction would benefit from privacy. I argue that’s exactly the wrong approach for the most powerful committee in congressional history. As the Joint Committee prepares for its […]

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Texas Coal Company Announces 500 Layoffs, Sues to Block EPA Regulation

It was sadly ironic that Texas energy company Luminant announced it would lay off 500 employees on the same morning that President Obama unveiled legislation designed to promote job growth. The company said that a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency will force it to cease operations at two electricity generating plants, and close […]

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