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PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu Statement: I’m still going to Congress

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

“I must fulfil my obligation to speak up on a matter that affects the very survival of my country”

As threats of congressional boycotts by Democrats swirl, and as his political enemies in Israel and the U.S. seek to use the controversy against him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just issued a statement that he still plans to speak before Congress next month: I am going to the United States not…
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Indonesia considering banning non-virgin girls from graduating high school

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Damn the human rights violations—it’s full speed ahead!

While American “feminists” prattle on about “Manterruptions” and other trivial nonsense, lawmakers in East Java (the island that houses Indonesia’s capitol, Jakarta) are considering imposing virginity tests on school girls. Jember’s City Council wants to institute virginity tests as a prerequisite for high school graduation. Test would be administered only…
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Yemen: US officials evacuated, embassy closed

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Devolution, continued

The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid the disintegration of the Yemeni government and deteriorating security conditions caused by Iran-backed Houthi rebels. From the AP: The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the country on Tuesday and the embassy will suspend operations until conditions improve. Yemen has been…
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Islamic State claims US hostage killed in allied airstrikes in Syria

ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller’s death confirmed by family

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

No details yet on the “how”

Last week, we reported on news out of Syria that 26 year-old humanitarian aid worker and ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller was killed during a Jordanian air strike. The State Department refused to confirm the message published by ISIS, and experts were quick to point out discrepancies in the group’s claim. …
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David Axelrod: Obama lied about his faith

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Falsely claimed opposition to gay marriage on religious grounds during 2008 campaign.

George Bush did not “lie us into war,” no matter how many times the media and Democrats claim it was so. But Barack Obama did lie himself into office, when he falsely claimed to oppose gay marriage on religious grounds during the 2008 campaign: In fact, we now know as a fact what…
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Staples

Staples Workers: Thanks for Nothing, Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

Laws have consequences.

Due to regulations imposed by Obamacare, some businesses are cutting the work hours of their employees. This was a known, predicted consequence of the Affordable Care Act. Staples is just the latest newsworthy example. Remember, businesses can only try to survive under the given set of rules—but some employees are having a…
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Did you know “Club Gitmo” has a VIP list?

Posted by  ▪  February 10, 2015

No wonder the world hates us

Berg-dog. Club Gitmo. Feeling so…ISIS right now. Every year, the city of Tampa, Florida gathers at the Gasparilla Pirate Festival to soak in a little sun, a little more music, and one too many of those gigantic frozen margaritas. Not exactly the best venue to discuss pressing issues of foreign policy, but still—you’d expect the…
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Obama to ask for war authorization against ISIS

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Have we reached a turning point?

The White House is nearly ready to send to Congress a piece of legislation that would formally authorize the use of military force against ISIS. This new legislation would expand on provisions provided in the 2002 authorization for military action in Iraq, which only covers portions of the current mission. …
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Do you feel sorry for Brian Williams? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

At all? Just a little? An itsy bitsy?

Today is Brian Williams’ first day of a self-imposed break from NBC News. While his future at the network is unclear, he has undoubtedly damaged his credibility and brand as a journalist. The internet, though, has engaged in a massive pile on, for a variety of reasons. Everybody wants a piece…
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Obama poised to veto Keystone

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

The first of many

Obama is getting ready to shoot down the Keystone pipeline bill in the first of what promises to be a blizzard of vetoes of legislation the current Congress is planning to pass. Never mind that the Keystone bill passed with bipartisan support in the Senate 62-36 (nine Democrats joined) and in…
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Malaysian Ad Causes Diplomatic Crisis Indonesian Maid

How a vacuum cleaner ad created a diplomatic crisis

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

“Fire Your Indonesian Maid Now!”

This bitter battle takes place in the South Pacific, with Malaysia in one corner, and Indonesia set and ready across the ring. According to the Jakarta Globe, the Indonesian government threatened a Malaysian cleaning company with legal action over an ad. The ad, which appears to promote a Roomba-like vacuum machine, pitches…
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Jeb Bush

New Hampshire poll shows close Republican primary

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Jeb Bush still on top

The Republican primary race is neck-and-neck; Jeb Bush is still on top, but other top picks for the nomination are closing in. A new Bloomberg Politics poll out of New Hampshire shows that, although Jeb Bush is leading (for now,) those numbers don’t necessarily translate to confidence and overall popularity with…
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Black Panther leader trains with police, has a change of heart

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

In the line of fire

Houston area Black Panther leader, Quanell X, is changing his tune after training with the Missouri City Police Department. Quanell X is Houston’s own personal Al Sharpton. Wherever an incident can be construed as race-related, Quanell X is there with his activists, rambling to local news crews about the violence…
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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Concerns over Suez Canal and tourism inspire loan request for weapons.

I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the…
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Ithaca: 10 Square Miles of Liberal Anti-Vaxxers, Surrounded by Reality

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

High liberal self-esteem, Low vaccination rates

Due to the alarming outbreak of measles across the country, so-called “anti-vaxxers” are coming under extreme criticism. As well they should be. I won’t delve into the particulars of the measles outbreak–Legal Insurrection’s Leslie Eastman offers more analysis and some solutions. I’m more interested in the narrative surrounding “VaccineGate.” Of course, the mainstream…
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World leaders seek end to Russian aggression, violence in Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

…but they’re not optimistic

Since February 2014, the Russian military has been taking steps to secure portions of eastern Ukraine; forces successfully annexed the Crimea, and Russian separatists in Ukraine have continued their attacks. Nations including the United States have advocated for providing Ukrainians with the means to defend themselves—that means tanks, weapons, and training—but…
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Radical Obama

Branco Cartoon – Tongue Tied

Posted by  ▪  February 9, 2015

Come on, spit it out

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