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- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today August 1, 20141) Israel and Palestine agreed to a 72 hour ceasefire yesterday that start at 7am this morning local time. But it was broken, only a few hours later. Hamas says Israel broke the truce killing 4 with tank fire. Israel says they only fired back after Hamas broke the ceasefire and left Israeli casualties. 2) […]
- Top 3 International Stories I’m Watching Today July 31, 20141) Libyan militants managed to agree to a temporary ceasefire yesterday to get control of a depot fire. It was the quietest day Tripoli has seen in 2 weeks of violence. But in Benghazi, 75 bodies were found. Ansar al-Sharia claims to have control of Benghazi and has declared it an Islamic emirate (their own […]
- Guest Appearance on “Their Finest Hour” with @AllanBourdius July 30, 2014I was delighted to get to join my friend and online radio personality, Allan Bourdius on his show: Their Finest Hour hosted by Vigilant Radio. We discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. We covered a little bit of domestic policy too, or at least Allan let me rant about the horrible email marketing strategy […]
- Chinese Government Website Confirms New Multi-Warhead ICBM August 1, 2014A Chinese provincial government website has disclosed the first official images of China’s newest and largest intercontinental missile—the multi-warhead DF-41, which is capable of striking the United States. Official confirmation of the new multi-warhead missile was touted by state-run Chinese press a day before the Aug. 1 anniversary of the founding of the
- Despite Sanctions, Democratic Donor Stays on Board of State-Owned Russian Firm August 1, 2014David Bonderman, who has contributed millions of dollars to Democratic candidates and groups, remains on the advisory board of a Russian state-owned investment firm despite the economic sanctions placed by the United States on Russia this week, according to the Wall Street Journal.
- Congress Passes Visa Extension for Afghan Translators August 1, 2014The Senate unanimously passed an extension to the U.S. visa program for at-risk Afghan translators who worked alongside U.S. troops on Friday, shortly after the number of available visas ran out and hours before Congress was set to leave for summer break. The move to authorize an additional 1,000 visas was a small spot of bipartisan unity amid congressional
- The Dead Bilionaire’s Club That Runs the Environmental Movement August 1, 2014A new report from the minority staff of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works shows just how a handful of left-leaning foundations have taken control of the once-grassroots environmental movement. These foundations both shape the environmental agenda and help put people in power in the Environmental Protection Agency and other bureaucracies. C
- Streetcar Skeptics July 31, 2014The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea. He points out that the Washington DC streetcar now under construction “will make mass transit slower and less convenient” and that it is not only slow, but it “slows the buses down.” Similarly, Seattle transit advocate […]
- No Streetcar for San Antonio July 30, 2014After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line. Moreover, she persuaded Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the region’s leading streetcar proponent, to join her in declaring the streetcar plan […]