36 States Fight Obama’s Socialized Healthcare

States have an extensive and complicated shared power relationship with the federal government in regulating various aspects of the health insurance market and in enacting health reforms. As part of state-based responses to federal health reform legislation, individual members of at least 36 state legislatures are using the legislative process to seek to limit, alter […]

Full Story

Double Standards? Nato’s Afghan Errors

Why are Afghan civilian casualties “accidents” but Palestinian civilian casualties are “war crimes”? Nato and Afghan government forces have recently launched the largest military operation against the Taliban since the beginning of the conflict in Afghanistan in 2001. Like the IDF during Operation Cast Lead, US and British troops face an enemy that cares little for […]

Full Story

In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online February 16, 2010 The violence and cruelty of Arabs often perplexes Westerners. Not only does the leader of Hizbullah proclaim “We love death,” but so too does, for example, a 24-year-old man who last month yelled “We love death more than you love life” as he crashed his car […]

Full Story

Islamists in the West and Public Transportation

by Daniel Pipes December 10, 2009 updated Feb 8, 2010 Just as Islamists aspire to transform religious symbols, marriage, schools, medical facilities, and other institutions in the West, so they are gunning for public transportation. I have covered two aspects of the taxi wars – liquor and dogs; this weblog entry notes other interesting developments, […]

Full Story

Senators Tell Obama: Pressure Iran Now

The senators urged Obama to enforce existing Iran sanctions laws.  Recalling Iran’s persistent refusal to end its illicit nuclear program – and President Obama’s repeated pledges to do something about it – nine senators on Wednesday urged the president to “put into action [his] pledge of increased, meaningful pressure against the Iranian regime – what Secretary […]

Full Story

CIA Chief In Mid-East to Discuss Yemen

The director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, paid secret visits to Cairo and Jerusalem Thursday, Jan. 28, to prepare the ground for expanding US military intervention in Yemen against al Qaeda strongholds, thereby opening a fresh front in the war on Islamist terror organization. In Cairo, he met Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, defense minister Field […]

Full Story

McCotter: Obama’s Stimulus has Failed

By: Jim Meyers U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter tells Newsmax that President Obama was “contradictory” when discussing the economy during his State of the Union speech — and stated flatly that Obama’s stimulus plan has failed. The Michigan Republican, Chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, also chastised Obama for expressing criticism of the Supreme Court […]

Full Story

Administration Considers Changing Terror Trial

From Newsmax.com: Officials say the Obama administration is considering moving the trial of the accused 9/11 mastermind out of lower Manhattan. Two administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Friday the Justice Department is drawing up plans for possible alternate locations to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four alleged accomplices. The two officials are […]

Full Story

China steps up censure of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China on Sunday stepped up censure of planned U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, as Chinese Internet users vented anger with calls to boycott top U.S. exporter Boeing and other firms involved in the sales. Although the Obama administration defended the package worth about $6.4 billion as necessary to boost regional security, the […]

Full Story