Clock Is Ticking on Pakistan’s Inaction Against Terrorists

Last month, the Republican Study Committee recommended that Congress consider attaching more stringent counterterrorism conditions on U.S. aid to Pakistan. Citing new evidence about the potential involvement of Pakistani intelligence officials in the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and Pakistan’s refusal to take action against the Haqqani network, the memo suggests requiring the Pakistan […]

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U.S. Forest Service Firefighting Fleet Depleted After Contract Cancellation

An Obama administration decision to cancel a government contract for aerial firefighting planes in 2011 has left the U.S. Forest Service’s airborne fleet depleted as rapidly moving wildfires spread throughout the state of Colorado and elsewhere in the country amid excessive heat and extremely dry weather conditions. The reduction in the number of planes—from more […]

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Paraguay Removes a President; Chavez Intervenes, Obama Waffles

On June 15, police operating under the orders of leftist Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo sought to evict a group of squatters occupying land reported to be privately owned. The confrontation turned violent, leaving 17 dead, including seven policemen. The violent event produced a shock as Paraguay’s political establishment and the legislative body blamed President Lugo […]

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The Cost of Saving Ave Maria from Obamacare’s Anti-Conscience Mandate

Last month Ave Maria University, a Catholic institution in Naples, FL, dropped its student health insurance plan because of the moral costs that the Department of Health and Human Service’s anti-conscience mandate imposed on the school. The mandate requires all insurance plans to cover “preventative” services, including abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization. From its founding, […]

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India’s Arrest of Mumbai Attack Planner Shines Light on Pakistani Role

With the arrest of terrorist handler Sayeed Zabiuddin Ansari (alias Abu Hamza) at the New Delhi air port on June 21, India has made a tremendous breakthrough in the investigations of the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166, including six American citizens. Indian investigators had been tracking Ansari, who was in Saudi Arabia […]

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What Japan’s Tax Debate Is Really About

A major political struggle in Japan is coming to a head this week, one that could empower the current government or ultimately bring it down. The battle is ostensibly about economic policy but is mostly about politics, as the policy in question is largely symbolic. When the government’s survival may hinge on what should be […]

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Biomassive Energy Subsidies in Farm Bill

The farm bill, which passed in the Senate yesterday, has little to do with farming and a lot to do with handouts. Energy subsidies? The farm bill’s full of ‘em, particularly in the Title IX energy section, and they all need to go. The legislation includes direct handouts and loan guarantees for advanced biofuels and […]

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