Blog Seeks to Familiarize Israelis, Visitors with Samaria (the Shomron)

Judea and Samaria, or, in mediaspeak, “the West Bank,” is one of the most-mentioned geographical areas in the world media – and certainly identifiable to most Europeans and Americans who follow world news. But just how much do people actually know about the region – in particular, Samaria (Shomron in Hebrew)? Not very much, says […]

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Obamacare In Serious Condition

A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare.  The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.  Just yesterday, a Florida federal court issued a decision declaring the individual mandate, and the whole law, unconstitutional.  If one of […]

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I’m Just a Bill, Yes, I’m Only a Bill: The Constitutional Way to Make Laws

Under the Progressive notion of a “living” Constitution, almost every aspect of the Constitution has been subject to reinterpretation.  One section that would seem to defy a new interpretation, however, is Article I, Section 7, Clause 2 – or the “Presentment Clause” – which clearly outlines the process by which a bill becomes a law. […]

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Podcast: Unrest in Egypt

President Hosni Mubarak continues facing enormous pressure to step down from power. As rioting continues, a host of otherwise disparate interest groups unite in their opposition to the president. With U.S. and Middle East geopolitics contingent upon what happens in Egypt, in a recent podcast Heritage expert Jim Carafano gives his insight as to what […]

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U.S. and Russia Compete for Brazil’s Future Air Force

As a rising international power, Brazil under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva outlined a comprehensive national defense plan aimed at controlling and defending national territory, extending its maritime reach, and developing cutting-edge defense technology. The plan calls for reorganization of the army, air and space capabilities to cover Brazil’s extensive territory (including the Amazon), […]

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WikiLeaks: US Secretly Backed Plans for Rebellion in Egypt

The United States in the past last three years supported ‘democracy activists” who planned to overthrow the Mubarak regime, according to leaked cables quoted by the London Telegraph. “[Unidentified activist] expressed satisfaction with the December 3-5 ‘Alliance of Youth Movements Summit’ in New York, noting that he was able to meet activists from other countries […]

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Arab World Protests Extend to Yemen

First Tunisia, then Egypt, and now Yemen: The wave of protests that has hit the Arab world extended to Yemen on Thursday, as tens of thousands of local residents hit the streets in a series of protests nationwide. The Yemenis were demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled for nearly 32 years, step […]

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