A Game of Nuclear Chicken

A March 11 editorial The New York Times appears to support the idea that the nuclear arsenal of the United States acts not as a deterrent to the aggressions of other nuclear powers but rather as an invitation to play hardball. The Times cites options being considered by the “Pentagon and national security aides” that […]

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Photo ID for DOJ, But Not for Texas

To no one’s surprise, the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division have objected to the voter ID law passed by the Texas legislature. The DOJ under Attorney General Eric Holder claims that it is discriminatory under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act for Texas to require voters to present a government-issued photo ID at […]

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The Bitter Fruit of Libya’s “Arab Spring”

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keib yesterday and expressed optimism about Libya’s future. But Libya faces major problems in making the difficult transition to a stable democracy. Libya’s “Arab Spring,” which appeared to have a bright future after the fall of Muammar Qadhafi’s dictatorship last year, has lost considerable […]

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House Oversight Hearing Shines Light on Food-Stamp Fraud

Food-stamp fraud and the government’s failed attempts to stop it were the focus of a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing yesterday. Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) called the hearing in response to a Scripps Howard News Service investigative report exposing widespread abuse. The investigation revealed that retailers who lost authorization to accept food stamps […]

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Activist Who Calls Abortion a ‘Blessing’ Tells Congress She Would Break the Law to Help Minors Cross State Lines to End Pregnancies

(CNSNews.com) – Were Congress to outlaw the transporting of a minor without her parents’ permission across state lines to get an abortion, an abortion- and gay-rights activist testifying on Capitol Hill Thursday she would break the law to continue to help girls end their pregnancies. Appearing as a Democratic Party witness at a hearing of […]

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#Kony

A 30-minute documentary on the Lord’s Resistance Army, a violent militia in Uganda led by the outlaw Joseph Kony, has gone viral. A day after it was published on YouTube, it had logged 32 million views. In contrast, the Dr. Suess movie The Lorax, which by Hollywood standards had “huge opening weekend,” was probably seen […]

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Tea Party Senators Join Dems in Calling for Faster Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal

(CNSNews.com) – Two conservative Republican senators with tea party ties joined 21 Democratic colleagues and an independent senator Wednesday in urging President Obama to accelerate the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Afghanistan. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) signed a letter encouraging the president “to take every possible step to end the […]

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Netanyahu and Obama at the White House this week

Obama Offered Israel PM ‘Package Deal’ on Iran Attack; Netanyahu Hints Attack Just Months Away

A report in Ma’ariv Thursday said that U.S. President Baack H. Obama offered to give Israel advanced “bunker buster” missiles and long-range planes that could fly thousands of kilometers without refueling – if Israel agreed not to attack Iran during 2012. The report was based on discussions with diplomatic officials who were privy to the […]

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