Senate Misinformed about New START

Although the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of New START, a strategic nuclear arms control treaty with the Russian Federation, the debate about the substance and ramifications of the treaty is far from resolved. Dr. Keith Payne, President of the National Institute for Public Policy, argues in his latest article that […]

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South Asia Thankfully Left Out of U.S.-China Joint Statement

Compared to the U.S.–China joint statement in 2009, this year’s joint statement issued at the summit between Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao contains no mention of improving U.S.–China “communication, dialogue, and cooperation on issues related to South Asia.” India objected strenuously to the language in the 2009 joint statement, and the U.S. has apparently […]

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French Minister Attacked by Gaza Mob

French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie was attacked by a mob in Gaza on Friday morning. Her attackers were enraged over statements she had allegedly made the day before supporting human rights for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Alliot-Marie was mobbed as she entered Gaza, with a crowd surrounding her car, pounding on its windows, and […]

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Inquiry to Clear IDF in Flotilla Incident

The Turkel Commission, which investigated last May’s incident on the Mavi Marmara, will submit on Sunday the first part of its report to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, following which the report will be presented to the public. The report is expected to clear the IDF of any wrongdoings in the flotilla incident. It will determine […]

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Hariri Vows Not to Buckle to Hizbullah

Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, vowed on Thursday that he will not buckle to Hizbullah and will stand for a new term in office, after foreign efforts to mediate the crisis in the country failed. AFP quoted Hariri’s televised address in which he said that “A constitutional process is under way and we will accept […]

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The Uses and Abuses of the Commerce Clause

There seems to be a fairly significant downside to a “living” Constitution: you can’t keep it from growing uncontrollably!  In the latest Constitutional Guidance for Lawmakers essay, David Forte outlines the staggering expansion in the reach of the Commerce Clause under the Progressives, from “The trafficking and trading of economic commodities” to “Any human activity […]

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