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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    FBI Worries About America Unwired

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    Evil activity online could be more dangerous than transnational terrorists, warns FBI Director Robert Mueller. Speaking before the RSA Cyber Security Conference last Thursday, he declared that cybersecurity is becoming a top concern. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense need to get cyberserious. Protecting netizens’ ability … More

    Obama Meets with Netanyahu: Opportunity for Action on Iran

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    When President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, the Iranian nuclear weapons program will top the agenda. Israel, which perceives a nuclear-armed Iran as an existential threat, has had a tumultuous relationship with the Obama Administration. However, this is an opportunity for President Obama to repair relations. … More

    Morning Bell: Defending Israel from the Iranian Threat

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    Less than 1,000 miles from Jerusalem, the Iranian government is operating in open violation of international law in a singular pursuit of developing nuclear weapons. Under the cloud of this threat, Israel is considering all options in order to defend its very existence, yet President Barack Obama is failing to … More

    Chinese Defense Spending Continues Rise as U.S. Budget Declines

    General Chen Bingde (L), chief of the General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and US Admiral Mike Mullen (R), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, review an honor guard in Beijing, China.

    As China prepares for the final plenum of the 17th Party Congress, it has announced that the new defense budget would amount to 670 billion RMB (approximately $106 billion), which equates to a 11.2 percent increase. This is in sharp contrast to the United States, which, despite a so-called “pivot … More

    Obama Hearts Israel . . . Oh, Really?

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    At the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting in Washington today, President Barack Obama delivered a speech on US-Israeli relations under his presidency, but with the bad parts left out. “I have kept my commitments to the state of Israel,” Obama declared, “At every crucial juncture – at … More

    Iran Holds Elections as Washington Mulls Tougher Action Against Its Nuclear Program

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    Iran held sham elections for its faux parliament Friday, with several thousand heavily vetted candidates vying to win 290 seats. The results will reflect the will of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—who ultimately decides who is allowed to run and who is allowed to win—more than they reflect the … More

    Chart of the Week: Obama Makes Defense the Lowest Budget Priority

    Obama Budget Would Make Defense the Lowest Budget Priority

    President Obama’s budget proposes a sharp increase in entitlement spending and more outlays for domestic programs and interest on the national debt. Defense spending, meanwhile, takes a backseat to Obama’s other priorities. The long-term outlook: Obama would make defense the lowest budget priority among the major categories of spending in … More

    Setting Biden Straight on Obamacare's Anti-Conscience Mandate

    Vice President Biden didn’t get the story quite straight. As the Obama Administration reels from the backlash for Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate that forces religious employers to provide coverage and pay for abortion-inducing drugs, Biden yesterday set out to convince America that the Administration has a “new” version of the mandate … More

    Scribecast: Sen. James Inhofe Says Global Warming Is 'The Greatest Hoax'

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    In a new book out this week, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) traces the history of global warming hysteria and concludes it’s a downright hoax. He also reveals how climate-change champions are benefiting financially by promoting the idea. Inhofe’s book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” … More

    National Standards: Costly in Dollars and Liberty Lost

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s comments last week, in which he equated state lawmakers who question the Common Core national standards push with conspiracy theorists, are another indication that the Common Core Initiative is not the states-based movement the Administration claims it to be. Indeed, national standards have become the cornerstone … More