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    Meet Your New Neighbors, Al Qaeda

    In a shocking new twist on the Obama Administration’s announced plans to close the terrorist detention facility at Guatanamo Bay, the Wall Street Journal reports that some of the detainees may be released into the United States. Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, … More

    Morning Bell: It's About the Judgment, Senators

    Looking ahead to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Eric Holder, ranking member Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) says he is worried about Holder’s “ability to maintain his independence from the president.” This is the wrong question. The proper question is one of judgment: Does the nominee … More

    Hostages Freed in Colombia

    Last week, the world witnessed a stunning example of the success of Plan Colombia when 15 men and women were rescued after years as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC). The full details of the rescue as explained by The New York Times and other news sources … More

    UK Actions an Example to the EU

    News, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, that the UK intends to extend its proscription of Hezbollah as a terrorist group to include its entire military wing is a long overdue step in the right direction. The proscription means that it will soon be a crime to be a … More

    Gangs Bring Violence Throughout Western Hemisphere

    While the days of the organized crime of The Sopranos are over, the policies that were used to fight them have been revived in the struggle against domestic and international organized crime. These strategies in combination with a new interagency coalition are seeking to not only combat gang crime, but … More

    Dowsing Defeatist Talk on Long War

    The United States is winning the Long War against al-Qaeda. Despite hair on fire headlines, heated presidential political rhetoric, and conventional wisdom that so often points to the contrary, a simple look at the evidence shows that the war against terrorism is actually going better than the chicken-littles would have … More

    Are Control Freaks a Greater Threat to Liberty Than Terrorists?

    In New Zealand, publishers have imposed an unofficial ban on mentioning fish and chips in children’s stories, according to a New Zealand author, who said that publishers have overreacted to sensitivity about children’s diets. That seems like a pretty big overreaction. Of course, there are people who think that the … More

    Cargo Ships Too Risky for Terrorists

    On February 4, the Hormcliff, on charter to fruit giant Del Monte, arrived at Falmouth Dock with a 300 mm hole on the port side. The hole was caused by a container that was lost overboard. A total of 58 refrigerated 40ft containers were lost at sea during a storm. … More