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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    VIDEO: Condoleezza Rice Speaks on American Exceptionalism at Heritage

    For those who think the United States should withdraw from the world stage, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has a message: America is exceptional because of its willingness to lead, and without maintaining that commitment, America’s greatness will be in jeopardy. In a wide-ranging speech today at The Heritage … More

    Exclusive Video: Condoleezza Rice Implores U.S. to Leave 'Military Option' on the Table in Iran Talks

    Former United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implored U.S. negotiators to leave the option of a military strike on the table when they meet with Iranian officials in Istanbul this weekend to attempt to convince Tehran to abandon its nuclear weapons program. The negotiations will involve the United States, … More

    Bad Time to Scale Back the U.S. Nuclear and Missile Defense Complex

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    North Korea unsuccessfully launched its Unha-3 missile in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions that preclude “any launch using ballistic missile technology.” Iran also has an aggressive ballistic missile program and is closer than ever to developing a nuclear weapon. This is clearly not the time to scale back … More

    Turkey Considers Requesting NATO Support After Syrian Border Incident

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    At least five people, including two Turkish officials, were wounded on Monday when a cross-border shooting hit a refugee camp in Turkey’s Kilis province along the Syrian border. This incident has been described by the Turks as a “violation” of its border. It adds another level of complexity to the … More

    Welfare Money Being Used to Post Bail?

    Man behind bars sits in jail

    Welfare cash may have been used to get a Massachusetts drug dealer “out of jail free.” The Boston Herald reports: Kimball Clark, 45, was locked up Friday on drug-dealing charges—again—when he was overheard using his one phone call to ask the person on the other end of the line to … More

    Why Unions Want Higher Taxes

    The AFL-CIO and MoveOn hold a tax day rally protesting against corporations.

    No one likes tax increases, right? Not quite. Government unions do. In California, government unions recently postponed their contract negotiations until after a vote on an initiative that would hike taxes. The unions support the initiative, and they don’t want their new contracts to cause Californians to vote no. Their … More

    Church and State: Clearing Thomas Jefferson’s Good Name

    Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on July 1, 2011

    Today, on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, we remember the man who can list as his crowning achievement the Declaration of Independence. But with the Obamacare contraceptive mandate still fresh in our memories, perhaps it would be good to remember another aspect of Jefferson’s legacy: his staunch commitment to religious liberty. Jefferson … More

    Iran Remains Defiant Ahead of Nuclear Talks

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    The long-moribund diplomatic talks on Iran’s nuclear program are slated to resume today in Istanbul between Iran and the P5-plus-1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany). There is little reason to expect a diplomatic breakthrough that will bring Tehran into compliance with U.N. Security Council … More

    Morning Bell: North Korea's Rogue Missile Launch

    This file photo shows North Korea's launch of the Unha-2 rocket on April 5, 2009.

    In defiance of international pressure, North Korea last night launched a long range missile, underscoring the belligerent regime’s continuing threat to U.S. interests and regional stability in Asia. The launch comes as the rogue nation is continuing its transition to new leadership under dictator Kim Jong-un, who replaced his father … More

    The FOCUS Act and Federal Law Enforcement

    An article by Jon Adler at “Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine,” (Last viewed Apr. 11, 2012), written on behalf of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) is quite critical of the recently-introduced Freedom from Over-Criminalization and Unjust Seizures (FOCUS) Act of 2012.  The thrust of the article is that … More