Hamas Woos Gaza Arabs with Chocolates as Its Popularity Wanes

Hamas terrorists in Gaza have expanded their range of activities in recent weeks. In addition to their regular job of strictly enforcing Hamas rule and Shariah law, they have been busy sweeping streets, visiting schools, and even handing out chocolate in an attempt to win back popular support. The campaign was timed to begin weeks before the 23rd […]

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The Omnibus Text

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has just released an omnibus spending bill that will lock-in 2010 spending levels through the next fiscal year (ending September 30). The 1,924 page bill (pdf) contains unknown thousands of earmarks and will prevent the next Congress from making spending cuts until fiscal year 2012. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) released […]

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A Reading List With New Common Sense

It is that time of the year again: Christmas gift list guides are out. (Find out which book made both the Claremont Institute’s book list and Virginia State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s reading list!) If you are looking for the perfect gift, a good book for the airplane, or something to do while the in-laws […]

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Fighting Terrorism Diplomatically

While the U.S.and other Western countries declare Hamas a “terrorist organization” on paper, Israel has to deal with this reality on a daily basis. For Israel, Hamas’ status as a terrorist organization means dealing with rockets, terrorists, intelligence, checkpoints, and, sometimes, expelling Hamas leaders from Israel – even at the expense of international criticism. For […]

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Shattered Lens: Part 3 – Putting Palestinians Behind Bars

How the wire services use bars in their images to promote the Palestinian narrative of suffering and the impression of Palestinians as “prisoners” of Israeli brutality. Our Findings: Wire service photographers use clever photographic techniques to present a false impression that enhances images of Palestinian “suffering”. The use of bars in such images is a […]

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Rolling Back Overcriminalizaiton

Between 2000 and 2007, the United States Congress created 452 entirely new crimes, a rate of over one new crime every week. By the end of 2007, the U.S. Code included more than 4,450 federal crimes, with an estimated tens of thousands more located in the federal regulatory code. Worse, a joint study released this […]

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