http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/negotiating_peace_and_not_getting_there.html The Middle East Quartet (United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia) is promoting new “peace talks” as a means of holding off the Palestinian bid for independence. American pundits are proffering ways for the United States to “jump-start” the talks, including “American” positions on core issues. Barbara Slavin at AOL is one of those. Slavin [...]
Why Mr Abbas’s Statehood Request Should Be Rejected By The United Nations http://daphneanson.blogspot.com/2011/09/why-mr-abbass-statehood-request-should.html “Theatre of the Absurd.” Regarding the United Nations that phrase does suggest itself. Bibi Netanyahu used it in that wonderful speech he delivered last week in response to Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Statehood bid. And Sydney lawyer and international affairs analyst David Singer [...]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204422404576597263634879534.html?KEYWORDS=DOROTHY+RABINOWITZ The pundits busy divining the reasons Herman Cain won that Florida straw poll so handily can’t be blamed—it was a compelling spectacle and a distinctly satisfying one as straw poll results go. To have listened to the candidate’s prescriptions in his speech to the delegates Saturday was to see why. Everything he told the [...]
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204422404576596832437307152.html?mod=opinion_newsreel Imagine you are Shane Bauer, one of two American hikers released from Iranian captivity last week. On July 31, 2009, you’re traversing a mountain trail in Iraqi Kurdistan, near the Iranian border. You’re with one of your best friends and your girlfriend. Suddenly a group of Iranian border guards capture you, and the next [...]
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/201109/romney_and_perry_lagging_behind_on_commitment_to_prosecution_of_us_muslim_brotherhood_front_groups.html Romney and Perry Lagging Behind on Commitment to Prosecution of US Muslim Brotherhood Front Groups? Kudos to the dogged and intrepid J. Mark Campbell of The United West, who has obtained video recorded commitments from Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Herman Cain to pursue and prosecute the major Muslim Brotherhood front groups currently operating [...]
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=46454 Millions around the world believe that when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application to the United Nations Friday for admission of Palestine as an independent state, he was setting the stage for a new era of peace in the Middle East. Unfortunately, nothing is more certain than that those hopes—like all the [...]
One of the problems in trying to select a leader for any large organization or institution is the tendency to start out looking for Superman, passing up many good people who fail to meet that standard, and eventually ending up settling for a warm body.
Some Republicans seem to be longing for another Ronald Reagan. Good luck on that one, unless you are prepared to wait for several generations. Moreover, even Ronald Reagan himself did not always act like Ronald Reagan.
The current outbreak of “gotcha” attacks on Texas Governor Rick Perry show one of the other pitfalls for those who are trying to pick a national leader. The three big sound-bite issues used against him during the TV “debates” have involved Social Security, immigration and a vaccine against cervical cancer.
Where these three issues have been discussed at length, whether in a few media accounts or in Governor Perry’s own more extended discussions in an interview on Sean Hannity’s program, his position was far more reasonable than it appeared to be in either his opponents’ sound bites or even in his own abbreviated accounts during the limited time available in the TV “debate” format.
Wall Street Journal: Review & Outlook Texas’s Immigration Choices Rick Perry’s pragmatism draws fire from his presidential rivals.
Most children of illegal immigrants – some 73%, according to the Pew Hispanic Center – are U.S. citizens by birth. But as of 2008 there were 1.5 million children in the U.S. who are illegal. The Supreme Court has ruled that these children are entitled to a K-12 education. Lawmakers in Texas, which is home to the nation’s second-largest illegal population after California, determined that tuition breaks for these residents made economic sense. So did the state’s business community, which lobbied for the measure on the grounds that a better educated population would translate into stronger economic growth.
State tax officials estimated that increased college enrollment by illegal immigrants would be budget neutral. It would bring in new students who would pay tuition, and those students who graduated would produce increased tax payments to the state. A college graduate’s lifetime earnings are nearly double those of someone with only a high school diploma. The Dallas Morning News has reported that in 2009 illegal immigrants who were taking advantage of the tuition subsidy were 1% of the state’s million-plus college students. The program is hardly the draw on state coffers that critics have claimed.
http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/p18833.xml To the uninitiated, Vladimir Putin has seemingly just undertaken what President Obama might call a “reset” of the Russian political landscape. In fact, the prime minister’s announcement Saturday that he would swap offices with the current president, Dmitry Medvedev, just clarifies an abiding reality: There is not, and since at least 2000 never has [...]
http://www.jpost.com/LandedPages/PrintArticle.aspx?id=239787 Bill Clinton joins bon-ton trend of Bibi-baiting throwing some outrageous ethno-religious slurs of his own into the anti-Israel mix. Do whatever you want, you and your family in your home, worship whatever you want, but there has not been, nor will be a church [in the kingdom]… … I do not forget we have [...]