Mubarak’s Defiant Speech Escalates Tensions and Uncertainty in Egypt

Egypt’s beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak announced tonight in a televised speech that he refuses to step down, but he promised to launch an investigation to hold officials of his regime accountable for fomenting violence against protesters since the political turmoil began on January 25. Mubarak promised that he would transfer some undefined leadership responsibilities to […]

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High Speed Funding in President’s Budget Means More Waste of Taxpayer Dollars

Elected officials in Washington finally seem to get it that something must be done to reduce federal spending. Last week, House Republicans unveiled a plan to cut $74 billion from President Obama’s budget request for this year, and members of the Republican Study Committee have proposed an even more ambitious plan to cut $2.5 trillion […]

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VIDEO: Beware of Middle East Democracy

The Western world has traditionally strongly supported the process of democratization in the Middle East. However, Amos Gilad , former head of Israel’s Political-Military Bureau, believes such support can be dangerous. In the Middle East, democracy can bring into power dictatorships “that will make this area look like hell,” Gilad warned at the Herzliya Conference. […]

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Two-Year Delay on EPA Climate Regs Is No Solution

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding gives the agency justification to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, most notably carbon dioxide (CO2), under the Clean Air Act (CAA). The EPA already began targeting motor vehicles last year and will start regulating emissions from new power plants and major expansions of large greenhouse-gas-emitting plants (more than 25,000 […]

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Egyptian Pipeline Blast a Result of Terrorism

A probe conducted by Egypt has found that Saturday’s gas pipeline explosion was a result of terrorism. The Associated Press on Monday quoted Judge Abdel Nasser el-Tayeb, the chief investigator into the explosion in a terminal in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, who said the explosion was caused by four masked gunmen who set off a […]

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HR Comment: Egypt Exposes Media Hypocrisy

HR Comment: Egypt Exposes Media Hypocrisy The intense coverage of the uprising in Egypt – covered by nearly every journalist in the region – has revealed a significant double standard in the media’s coverage of Israel. The relative decline in coverage of Israel draws attention to the vastly disproprtionate amount of attention Israel receives in the […]

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National Marriage Week: It Pays to Get Married, Even in a Recession

The Washington Post reports today on a new study highlighting the effects of the “Great Recession” on marriage. The report from the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project suggests that while the recent economic downturn has placed financial stress on a majority of married couples, lifelong relationships continue to thrive. According to the report, more […]

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Iran’s nuclear program presents a threat to international stability. Yet successive American administrations-Republican and Democratic alike-have misread the intentions and actions of the Iranian regime. How dangerous is a nuclear Iran, even if it never detonates a weapon? What are the guiding principles of the Iranian leadership? To what lengths would the regime go to […]

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