Democratic Iraq?

by Daniel Pipes March 4, 2011 updated Mar 6, 2011 While Middle Easterners from Morocco to Iran are agitating for more say in the governance of their countries, guess where the leadership is acquiring more power? Michael S. Schmidt and Jack Healy report for the New York Times that “Maliki’s Broadened Powers Seen as a […]

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House Panel to Look at Radicalization of U.S. Muslims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Muslims in the America aren’t cooperating enough with law enforcement to counter the radicalization of young followers by al-Qaeda-linked groups, said a House leader on terrorism issues, renewing debate about religion’s role in motivating extremists and what the United States can do without alienating the Islamic world. Rep. Peter T. King, New […]

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Obama’s Mexican Truck Deal Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety and Border Security

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Last weeks announcement by the White House to move forward with opening the U.S. border to long-haul Mexican trucks drew strong condemnations from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and highway safety proponents. “This deal puts Americans at risk,” Hoffa said. “This agreement caves in to business interests at the expense of the […]

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House Hearing: Secretary Sebelius Talks Fiscal Responsibility and Obamacare

Yesterday, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the President’s fiscal year 2012 budget and implementation of Obamacare. The Secretary’s remarks highlighted the need for fiscal responsibility and health care reform that gives greater power to individuals and more flexibility to the states. Unfortunately, none […]

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Qaddafi Massacres Rebels, but His Troops Are Defecting

Heavy fighting reached Tripoli Sunday morning as Muammar Qaddafi’s sons led a massacre of civilians, including women and children, and attacked ambulances carrying wounded rebels. Opposition forces have downed more Libyan air force planes and have captured tanks and heavy weapons as many soldiers defect. [youtube o4cbRM31N3M nolink] Oil has become the focus of battles […]

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Saudi Arabia Shuts Down Shi’ite ‘Days of Rage’ Protests

The Saudi Arabian government has clamped down on protests by Shi’ite Muslims. In an announcement broadcast on Saudi state television, the Interior Ministry prohibited all marches and protests in the kingdom. The statement warned that security forces will use every means necessary to prevent any attempt to cause public disorder. A ministry spokesman added that […]

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