Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 107)
 

India Gives Obama’s Climate Deal Cold Shoulder

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Posted by    Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:30am 1/29/2015 at 8:30am

In an ill-omened trip, Secretary of State John Kerry headed to India to pave the way for a climate change deal, missing the important Paris march against terror.

I was skeptical that the Indians would warm to any carbon emissions agreement, given the level of poverty in that country and need to...

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Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:00am 1/27/2015 at 10:00am

I recently reported on the chikungunya virus that is raging in South America. There are concerns that

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Can Obama conduct diplomacy and chew gum at the same time?

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-knocked-chewing-gum-india-ungainly-sight_824422.html
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Posted by    Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:15pm 1/26/2015 at 12:15pm
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In determining why Secretary of State John Kerry was not at the Paris march of world leaders denouncing the terror attacks there, I noted he was paving the way for President Obama’s upcoming visit to India.

This Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Obama with open arms.

President Obama and his Indian counterpart...

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Famed King Tutankhamun Mask Disfigured in Repair Attempt

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 1/25/2015 at 8:30pm

Egypt has three icons that symbolize its ancient glories:

1) The pyramids
2) The Great Sphinx
3) The golden mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun.

And while the pyramids...

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Egypt Revokes Death Sentences for 500 Islamic Extremists

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Posted by    Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 1:02pm 1/25/2015 at 1:02pm

Four years ago, many of us were glued to the TV and social media streams following the dawn of “Arab Spring”.

One of the most dramatic moments of that era was the start of massive pro-democracy demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square. After ousting the reviled Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptians used their...

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WARNING: Don’t Go to Disneyland Unvaccinated

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Posted by    Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 12:00pm 1/24/2015 at 12:00pm
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Since I last reported on the Disneyland Measles Outbreak, the number of infected people in California has expanded to 68 and has prompted a warning from a state official.

It’s really difficult to tell now when the last day of exposure might be,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director of the state’s...

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Santa Barbara newspaper vandalized over using term “Illegals”

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Posted by    Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:30am 1/22/2015 at 8:30am

Just when you may have given up entirely on the Golden State, news comes about a newspaper in one of the deepest blue enclaves fighting political correctness.

A California newspaper will continue to use the term “illegals” to describe people who enter the U.S. without permission, despite an attack on its building...

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President ignores Yemen, Feinstein Calls for Embassy Evacuation

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 8:30am 1/21/2015 at 8:30am

Sometimes, more can be learned from what a world leader fails to say.

One of the topics President Obama failed to cover in his State of the Union address is the situation in Yemen, a country that has descended so far into chaos that two

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Works for a living, doesn’t block traffic

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Posted by    Monday, January 19, 2015 at 9:00am 1/19/2015 at 9:00am

I must admit, I had a serious attack of schadenfreude when I learned that the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in Boston were upset by the outrage directed at them after they blocked Route 93. I guess I wasn’t surprised that some protest leaders live at home with their parents in wealthy suburbs.

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Disneyland’s Newest Attraction: Measles

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Posted by    Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 11:00am 1/18/2015 at 11:00am

At the start of the New Year, I noted outbreaks of measles were being reported across the country.

Unfortunately for one of America’s most iconic institutions, the latest set of cases is being christened the “D...

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Mexico starts issuing birth certificates to its citizens illegally in U.S.

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Posted by    Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:30am 1/17/2015 at 10:30am

The ink hasn’t even dried on the House bill on immigration reform, and already there is a significant new challenge to address, one which seems designed to help implement Obama’s new immigration status plan.

The development hasn’t come from the White House, but from Mexico, which has just started issuing birth certificates to...

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Good news, America! Our kids have a new Food Czar!

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 10:00am 1/14/2015 at 10:00am

When the spread of Ebola in this country was of paramount concern, President Obama hired an “Ebola Czar.”

Now, as more and more school districts are giving Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch program a double F minus, she has tapped a new “Food Czar”.

First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday announced the new...

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John Kerry’s ill-omened visit to India

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:10am 1/13/2015 at 10:10am

Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited India to set-the groundwork for President Obama’s trip later this month.

Secretary of State John Kerry met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday to promote economic ties with India and set the stage for President Obama’s visit later this month.

“The goal is to have...

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Egyptian President al-Sisi to the world’s rescue?

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Posted by    Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:46pm 1/11/2015 at 2:46pm

In a truly groundbreaking speech made shortly before the terror attacks in Paris, Egypt’s General-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Islam was, “…in need of a religious revolution.”

In response to the tragic events, he condemned the the slaughter that left 12 dead on Wednesday and pledged Cairo’s support to fight terrorism.

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Does GOP really no longer need Tea Party energy and activism?

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Posted by    Friday, January 9, 2015 at 11:23am 1/9/2015 at 11:23am

When I helped co-found a San Diego Tea Party group in 2009, one of our biggest action items was battling against Obamacare.

Our members dialed Congress relentlessly, believing our representatives might weigh the will of the people.  What ever delusions I had about that concept utterly vanished when then Speaker of the...

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Thune Keeps Gas Tax Hike on Table

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 1:00pm 1/7/2015 at 1:00pm

When it was confirmed that the Republicans would be taking over the US Senate after November’s historic election many of us, fueled by a potent combination of conservative activism and Obama administration incompetence, were expecting big things.

One of the items on the “Wish List” was tax reform. As the old adage...

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As Gov. Brown touts CA’s “comeback,” another city mired in fiscal scandal

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 4:00pm 1/6/2015 at 4:00pm

Californians are starting 2015 with a fresh round of new taxes, and the inauguration of Democrat Jerry Brown for an unprecedented fourth term as California’s governor.

As part of his inaugural address, Brown derided critics of the state’s current economy, and conjured up a fantasy of balanced budgets and robust employment.

“We...

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