Shattered Lens

Images have unprecedented power to mold public opinion. The three international wire services – the Associated Press, Agence France Press / Getty Images and Reuters – have assumed a central role in presenting images from Israel and the Palestinian territories to the world. HonestReporting was first became intimately involved in the role of the wire services in […]

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Our Security Can’t Afford These Defense Cuts

President Barack Obama’s Debt Commission includes $100 billion in defense cuts a year by 2015. That represents over one-seventh of the defense budget. Since the military is already straining to meet all its missions now, these cuts would simply force the military to stop doing certain things. This is not just Heritage saying this. The […]

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Seven Years of Bad Policy: Government Maintains Offshore Drilling Ban

As the rest of the world continues to drill off its respective coasts, the United States is heading in the opposite direction. The Obama Administration announced that the eastern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts will not be part of the government’s 2012–2017 Outer Continental Shelf program, effectively banning drilling in those […]

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Iranian Nuclear Plant is Powering Up

The first Iranian nuclear power plant is powering up and will be able to provide electricity to the nation’s cities by next month, according to Vice President Ali Akba Salehi. The Iranian leader was quoted by the semi-official Fars news service as saying the 1,000-megawatt light-water nuclear reactor built by Russia in Bushehr has been […]

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It Is NOT a Tax Cut

The “Bush Era Tax Cuts” are no longer “Tax Cuts.” In 2001 and 2003, the Congress approved a reduction in tax rates to spur the economy. The deal was, they would expire at the end of 2010 unless they were affirmatively extended. Let’s go to the calendar: 2001 was nearly 10 years ago. 2003 was […]

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‘Do it for Dmitry’ Is Poor Policy

In his latest Los Angeles Times article, Doyle McManus identifies President Obama’s attempts to sell New START, the nuclear arms reduction treaty between the U.S. and Russia, to the Republicans in the Senate as “increasingly desperate.” Indeed, the Administration’s arguments for ratifying the treaty have evolved from claiming that the accord is a modest treaty […]

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