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  • Monthly Archives: May 2013

    France Needs To See the Job Through in Mali

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    Last week, a donor conference comprised principally of the U.S. and European nations pledged $4.22 billion for reconstruction efforts in war-torn Mali, most of which is contingent upon Mali holding elections on July 28. The size of the pledge indicates the myriad problems facing the African nation, problems that a … More

    Internet Sales Tax Coalition “Fact Check” Needs Checking

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    On Tuesday, the Marketplace Fairness Coalition, a group supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), released a “fact check” memo identifying no fewer than seven “myths” put forward by The Heritage Foundation concerning Internet sales taxes. As it turns out, none are myths at all. Here is our own fact check … More

    Religious Liberty May Be Threatened for U.S. Military

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    Recent events involving perceived restrictions on religious liberty within the Army, Air Force, and the Pentagon have many concerned about the military’s stance toward people of faith. These concerns have even prompted Members of Congress to send a letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, seeking answers and clarifications around … More

    Morning Bell: President Obama Is Tired of Fighting Terrorism

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    “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…” These were words President Obama never used during his speech at the National Defense University yesterday. Rather, … More

    President Wishes Away Terrorism

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    Today, President Obama acknowledged the myriad terrorist threats around the world during his remarks at the National Defense University. Yet his description was much rosier than reality: “Today, the core of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan is on a path to defeat.” That point is debatable by itself, but it … More

    Crop Insurance Reform Would Save Lots of Taxpayer Money

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    Crop insurance is probably not the first thing you want to talk about at a cocktail party. It isn’t sexy. However, it starts looking a lot prettier when common-sense reforms to crop insurance could save taxpayers billions of dollars. The Senate is currently debating its bloated farm bill. The Congressional … More

    Obama Administration Refuses to Label London Attack as Terrorism

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    Yesterday’s appalling attack on a London street in the middle of the day, which left a British solider dead, was a barbaric act of terrorism perpetrated by Islamist fundamentalists. British Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged the motivations behind yesterday’s cowardly act by saying: This country will be absolutely resolute in … More

    China Renews Cyber Attacks Against U.S.

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    China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has resumed its cyber attacks against the U.S., according to The New York Times. When news surfaced months ago that elements of the PLA were engaged in cyber attacks, there was a hope in some quarters that the Chinese government might be “shamed” into suspending … More

    London Terror Attack A Reminder Terrorism Is Not Over

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    Yesterday’s horrific daylight terror attack in London, which left one British soldier dead, is another reminder that Islamic fundamentalists will stop at nothing to terrorize free societies. The two terrorists, covered in blood and carrying meat cleavers, were filmed after the attack calmly waiting for London police to arrive. They … More

    DOJ Blows a "Chill" Wind Through the Media

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    In recent days, it has been disclosed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) subpoenaed telephone records from Fox News reporters, including chief Washington correspondent James Rosen, and obtained a search warrant for the content of Rosen’s email in connection with another leak investigation. State Department adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim has … More