Operation Fast and Furious: An Obama Foreign Policy Disconnect

During the past week, the U.S. and Colombia indicted and arrested more than 50 individuals charged with organizing maritime and aerial smuggling of cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. via Central America and Mexico. The arrests again reflect the sustained nature of close law enforcement cooperation between the U.S. and Colombia. This cooperation has been […]

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A Jobless Labor Day

Job-seekers (L) talk to employers (R) during an outdoor job fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles August. 31, 2011. For 14 million unemployed Americans and their families, this Labor Day will not be a happy one. Instead of enjoying a day off of work, they’re suffering a disturbing trend under the […]

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Obama to Call for Washington-Built Schools in Thursday ‘Jobs Speech’

President Obama will likely call for more education spending in his jobs speech scheduled for Thursday, and it’s anticipated that he will make a pitch specifically for new federal funding for school construction. But federally financed school construction is problematic on constitutional and practical grounds. The U.S. Constitution does not mention the word education and […]

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FBI, Homeland Security Warn of Small Airplane Islamic Terror Threats

WASHINGTON — The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al-Qaida threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. There is no specific or credible Islamic terrorist threat for the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, authorities said. But […]

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5 Unexpected Places You Can Be Tracked With Facial Recognition Technology

Earlier this summer Facebook rolled out facial recognition software that identifies users even when they appear in untagged photos. Like every other time the social networking site has introduced a creepy, invasive new feature, they made it the default setting without telling anyone. Once people realized that Facebook was basically harvesting biometric data, the usual […]

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CEO’s Say they Envy Tax Codes in Europe and China over USA

(Businessweek)U.S. executives hoping to convince Congress to rewrite the nation’s complicated tax code have been regaling lawmakers with tales from other lands. In congressional hearings and speeches, they’ve argued that the U.S. is out of step with the rest of the world when it comes to corporate taxes. In an August speech at Dartmouth College, […]

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Scribecast: Meet the Montana Mother Who Hunted Terrorists After 9/11

Shannen Rossmiller doesn’t look like your typical Islamic terrorist. But somehow the blonde mother of three from Montana figured out a way to fit in, posing a terrorist in jihadist chat rooms to help law enforcement hunt enemies of America. Ten years after 9/11 inspired her to study Islamic culture and teach herself Arabic, Rossmiller […]

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