Afghan President Endorses Shocking ‘Code of Conduct’ for Women That Allows Wife-Beating

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s president on Tuesday endorsed a “code of conduct” issued by an influential council of clerics that activists say represents a giant step backward for women’s rights in the country. President Hamid Karzai‘s Tuesday remarks backing the Ulema Council’s document, which allows husbands to beat wives under certain circumstances and encourages […]

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$9: Price for a Month’s Supply of Birth Control Pills at Target 3 Miles from Georgetown Law

( – Although Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke testified to the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee last month that contraception can cost a law student $3,000 over three years and that some of her fellow students could not afford it, a Target store only 3 miles from the law school currently sells a month’s […]

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Mustapha Abdul Jalil

Libya’s Leader Threatens War to Maintain Unity

Libyan leader Mustapha Abdul Jalil on Wednesday threatened to maintain national unity “with force” after tribal leaders declared semi-autonomy for an eastern region. “We are not prepared to divide Libya,” Jalil said in a call for dialogue with leaders in the eastern Cyrenaica region. “They should know that there are infiltrators and remnants of Qaddafi’s […]

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Congressman Donald Payne: A Strong Voice for African Policy Silenced

U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa seldom achieves headline status except in times of most acute crisis. Yet the vast continent of one billion, with all its hope, problems, and conflicts, requires sustained, high-level U.S. attention. Given the constraints on time of the President and Secretary of State, it often falls to lower level diplomats, development […]

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Terror attack in Sbarro

Sbarro Terrorist gets Talk Show with Hamas

Hamas has decided to show its pride in terrorist Ahlam Tamimi by giving her a talk show. Tamimi now hosts the weekly program “Nassim al-Ahrar,” which focuses on terrorists imprisoned in Israel. The show is broadcast on Al-Quds TV, and is heavily promoted by the channel. Tamimi took part in the bombing at Sbarro restaurant […]

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Hateful Academic Lets Rip at Bibi

Syrian civilians are being murdered on a daily basis. Iran continues its quest for nuclear weapons capability. The Middle East is undergoing a period of unprecedented uncertainty in the wake of the Arab Spring. But for Oxford academic Avi Shlaim, writing in The Independent, there is only one source for all the trouble in the […]

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McCain Calls for Air Strikes on Syria

Senator John McCain (R–AZ) yesterday called for a U.S. military intervention in Syria that would include air strikes on Syrian government forces to protect the Syrian people. McCain said that “Providing military assistance to the Free Syrian Army and other opposition groups is necessary, but at this late hour, that alone will not be sufficient […]

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WaPo Admitting Keynesian Stimulus Failed?

Does unprecedented deficit-spending such as on highways stimulate the economy? For the last few years, some have argued it could. Some have argued it might. Some have argued it would if done right. We have consistently argued that deficit spending on highways or anything else intended to lift aggregate demand, and therefore jobs, must and […]

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Video Blasts Obama’s Commitment to Israel

The Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), which has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on public campaigns prior to the upcoming U.S. presidential elections and pivotal AIPAC policy conference, has come out with a new video blasting President Obama’s commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the State of Israel. The 30-minute video entitled […]

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