Wisconsin Unions Lose First Round, But Win the Luck of the Draw in the Second

Wisconsin unions seem to have lucked out with the federal judge assigned to their latest lawsuit trying to stop the state’s new collective bargaining law for state employees.  The Wisconsin Education Association, the AFL-CIO, the Wisconsin State Employees Union, and other unions that have been violently and belligerently protesting the law lost big on June […]

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New Al-Qaeda Leader, but the Game Remains the Same

Al-Qaeda officially has a new leader in Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, the man who long served as Osama bin Laden’s number two in command. But does that have any impact on America? Heritage’s James Carafano says “Not much, actually.” Threats against America remain unchanged: First off, al-Qaeda is still determined to foster global terrorism and attack […]

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Al Zawahiri as Leader of Al Qaeda Does Little to Alter Its Waning Influence

The announcement that Osama bin Laden’s longtime second in command, Ayman al Zawahiri, will lead the fractured terrorist group came as no surprise to pundits and observers. Since joining forces with bin Laden in 1998, al Zawahiri had jointly pursued a series of dramatic assaults on the United States and Western interests abroad, including the […]

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Al Qaeda Seizes Part of Southern Town in Yemen

Islamic terrorists in Yemen launched Wednesday a surprise dawn attack and seized parts of a southern town of Al-Hota after a street by street gunfight with government forces, the Associated Press reports. Yemeni officials said one soldier was killed and three were wounded in the fighting. The terrorists, said to include Al Qaeda members numbering […]

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Circumcision Ban Fight Turns Ugly with Anti-Semitic Comics

The fight to ban circumcision in San Francisco moved on to stereotypic anti-Semitism as a promoter of the ban  distributed a technologically modern, but all-too reminiscent of medieval, Nazi and Tsarist Jew-hatred, comic book that seeks to delegitimize the circumcision procedure. The comic is entitled “Foreskin Man” and its hero is shown as he attempts to stop circumcisions from […]

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Obama Couldn’t Run a Lemonade Stand

(Washington Times) The Obama administration has mindlessly flooded the country with hundreds and hundreds of billions of federal tax dollars. The government gurus claim the reason for opening the federal-money floodgates was to jump-start the sluggish economy, which was strangled to begin with by Fedzilla’s housing policies – or lack thereof. Just as you would […]

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Israel Defense Forces Train Tunnel Warfare Unit; Prepare for Fighting Terrorists in Tunnels

The IDF is training special units to fight in tunnels in Gaza and southern Lebanon, Ahram Online reports. It was reported Wednesday that every soldier in the new tunnel warfare units will be equipped with a ‘robot’ capable of transmitting high-resolution video images from inside the tunnels, which are used by Hamas in Gaza and […]

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Remarkable Israel; Its Success Speaks for Itself

by Daniel Pipes June 13, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Israel’s military prowess – operational and technological alike – is renowned; but the Jewish state, population 7.7 million, is no less impressive in other areas too: High technology: “Over the past two decades Israel has been transformed from a semisocialist backwater into […]

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