FBI Counter-Terror Official: Al Qaeda ‘Thrives’ After Dictators Fall

Al Qaeda Releases New Web Video, Official Says Al Qaeda in Yemen More Dangerous Than Osama Bin Laden’s ‘Core’ Group   On the same day reports emerged of a new al Qaeda video that praised the revolutions sweeping the Arab world, one the U.S.’s top counter-terror officials warned the terror organization “thrives” in the political […]

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Where are the Christian Suicide Bombers?

Today’s guest on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman was Quratulain Bakteari, founder and director of the Institute for Development Studies and Practices headquartered in Quetta, Pakistan. When Amy asked if Quratulain expected a rise in suicide bombings in her country, she replied, “Yes, they will increase. What else does a young boy who has seen […]

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Some Senators Rightfully Concerned over the Russian “Red Button” Missile Defense Demands

Last week, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov caused a stir among the U.S. and European proponents of missile defenses. Talking about the Obama Administration’s recent proposal for the Russian participation in the Phased Adaptive Approach, a missile defense plan for Europe and the United States, Ivanov bluntly stated that the Russian Federation “insist[s] […]

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Even on Tax Day, It Pays to Be Married

As Tax Day arrives, families across the country are reluctantly pulling out purses and wallets to cut a hefty check to Uncle Sam. While the annual pain of paying federal income taxes is far from pleasant, married families can take comfort in the fact that they are probably better off financially than their single counterparts. […]

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Chuck Norris Hits Obama: Obama Wrong on Border Violence

The White House is taking credit for the previous administration’s progress at curbing criminal activity on the U.S. side of the Mexican border, while at the same time advising officials to not overestimate border violence, writes Honorary Texas Ranger Chuck Norris in his column at HumanEvents.com.  Norris quotes Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as saying: […]

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America Outmatches China Economically (For Now)

China announced its economic results for the first quarter this morning. GDP was said to grow a strong 9.7 percent, while consumer inflation reached a worrisome 5 percent. Frankly, most Americans shouldn’t care that much. China’s economic importance is being overstated now, and even its considerable economic potential is sometimes overstated. The PRC is much […]

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Japan Mulls to Move Capital over Disaster Worries

As powerful earthquakes continue to jolt Japan and radiation levels near Tokyo are rising, the Asian country’s authorities are considering moving the capital to another city. The most probable location for a new capital are Osaka and Nagoya, according to ITAR-TASS. Both cities are located near international airports. The main conditions the new capital has […]

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