Court Strikes Down The Defense of Marriage Act

Today, a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held unconstitutional a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) defining “marriage” exclusively as opposite-sex unions, setting up an all-but-certain Supreme Court case for next year. Acting in response to a Hawaii Supreme Court decision stating that the Constitution […]

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EPA Celebrates the ‘Crushing’ of One Million Working Refrigerators

(CNSNews.com) – In a move that recalls the government venture that pulverized 700,000 used cars under the “cash for clunkers” program, the Environmental Protection Agency is now praising a company for “crushing its 1 millionth refrigerator.” EPA hailed Southern California Edison (SCE), a partner in its Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program, for reaching the “national […]

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DOJ Hack Emphasizes the Need for Smart Cybersecurity Action

Last week, the U.S. Justice Department acknowledged that its Bureau of Justice Statistics website had been hacked. The hacker group Anonymous claimed credit for the hack and published 1.7 gigabytes of data. Included in the data were internal e-mails, which possibly contained personal or sensitive information related to crimes, criminals, and crime victims. The Heritage […]

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Count Palestine Refugees?

by Daniel Pipes National Review Online May 29, 2012 The fetid, dark heart of the Arab war on Israel, I have long argued, lies not in disputes over Jerusalem, checkpoints, or “settlements.” Rather, it concerns the so-called Palestine refugees. So called because of the nearly 5 million official refugees served by UNRWA (short for the […]

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran Hints It Could Stop Enrichment at 20%

Iran may agree to negotiate its ongoing enrichment of uranium to higher levels if the West recognizes it has the “right” to do so for peaceful purposes, its foreign ministry spokesman said on Sunday, according to a report by Iranian news agency IRNA. However, another news agency quotes the spokesman differently. “If Western countries (accept) […]

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Iran Balks at the Nuclear Talks

Iran once again has refuted optimistic predictions that meaningful progress would be made on the core issues at stake in the on-again, off-again nuclear negotiations. In two days of talks in Baghdad, Tehran rejected the Western proposal for resolving the nuclear impasse and agreed only to continue the talks in Moscow on June 18–19. After […]

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