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America’s Domestic Security Nightmare

February 28, 2010

On January 7, 2010, in the wake of the Fort Hood massacre and the attempted Christmas Day passenger jet bombing, President Barack Obama appeared finally to start taking U.S. counterterrorism strategy seriously. “We are at war,” he declared in a White House speech, “against al-Qaeda, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us […]

Harnessing the Energy of Trash

August 31, 2009

Among the greatest ironies of President Barack Obama’s environmental policies is his federal budget proposal to “cap-and-trade” greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would roughly double electricity rates nationwide. It would weigh heavily on businesses during the worst recession since World War II. The irony stems from Obama’s oft-repeated promise on the campaign trail not to […]

The Hamas PR Machine in America

August 31, 2007

On August 8, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the al-Salah Society as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), calling it “one of the largest and best funded Hamas charities.” Treasury revealed that Hamas had used al-Salah, “to finance its terrorist agenda.” The designation was one of many actions taken against Hamas front groups dating back […]