DOMA: Honor and the Limits of Politics

The desire to achieve victory in any field of endeavor can become so intense that it deforms the character of the participants. That tendency has been on display in the past two weeks as a result of the intimidation offensive the Human Rights Campaign has waged against the law firm of King and Spalding and […]

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Found Living in Pakistani Compound Built in 2005, The World’s Most-Wanted Terrorist is Dead; Video/Full Text of Obama’s Speech

Abbottabad, Pakistan (AP) – Four helicopters swooped in early Monday and killed Osama bin Laden in a fiery American raid on his fortress-like compound in a Pakistani town that is home to three army regiments. His location raised pointed questions of whether Pakistani authorities knew the whereabouts of the world’s most wanted man. The al-Qaida […]

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Thoughts on the Killing of Osama bin Laden

by Daniel Pipes May 1, 2011 updated May 2, 2011 Bin Laden was just a part of Al-Qaeda which is just a part of the Islamic terrorist effort which is just a part of the Islamist movement, so the announcement of his death tonight by the U.S. government makes little operational difference. The war on […]

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California’s Plight Confirms the Founders’ Fears

California is teetering on the edge of economic and social collapse. According to an Economist special report, this is largely the result of decisions to implement direct democracy reforms during the Progressive era, such as poplar recall, initiatives, propositions, and referenda — reforms that have “inflamed” the passions of the people — “James Madison’s worst […]

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May Christians Preach Outside a Philadelphia Mosque? – Freedom Limited in the USA

by David J. Rusin American Thinker May 1, 2011 Law enforcement scrutiny, detainment by police, and a court date to answer trumped-up charges: these are the consequences of preaching Christianity to Muslims not only throughout much of the Islamic world, but sometimes even in America as well. The most infamous example occurred last June, when […]

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How Israel Should Deal with the Palestinian Authority’s Intention to Declare a State

How should Israel deal with the Palestinian Authority’s intention to declare, with United Nations General Assembly support, a state in all of Judea, Samaria and Gaza this coming September? Three well-known figures – Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, ex-Ambassador to Egypt Tzvi Maz’el, and Yesha Council Chairman Danny Dayan – answered this question for the […]

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FAA Orders Air Traffic Control Management Shake-Up

Washington (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday replaced three high-level managers in the nation’s air traffic control system following embarrassing incidents of controllers sleeping on the job and making potentially dangerous mistakes. In a shake-up of the system, new managers were appointed to key positions that oversee the operation of airport towers and […]

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