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In a typically maladroit statement, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry recently complained that Israelis are too content to end their conflict with the Palestinians: "People in Israel aren't waking up every day and wondering if tomorrow there will be peace because there is a sense of security and a sense of accomplishment and of prosperity."
Do you think your tax dollars should be used to fund organizations that advocate higher taxes on American citizens? Well, that is exactly what has been happening. The new Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in addition to reducing big, wasteful and unnecessary spending, also needs to go after and defund those programs and activities that are downright destructive.
Name a liberal policy cause, and chances are someone has found a way to sell it based on America's rising obesity rate. Liberal pundits and public-health experts serve up a rich buffet of scapegoats for obesity. Our foods are chemically addictive, they claim, so governments must step in to regulate them. Suburban Americans tend to be more obese, so we need fewer cars and more costly transit options, urbanists insist. Corporate ads, cheap fast food, the lack of Canadian-style health insurance - the list stretches on. Here, though, is the reality. Yes, Americans are getting fatter, but so is everyone else in the industrialized world, and that understanding challenges current wisdom on obesity, suggesting the issue may be more cut and dry than liberals make it out to be.
The United Nations' climate-change confab in Cancun, Mexico, is its latest attempt to browbeat the West into forking over cash to the Third World. As many developed economies teeter on the brink of bankruptcy, the world body wants those same countries to transfer hundreds of billions of dollars to poorer nations to mitigate purported global warming, a highly contentious and unproved theory. "Robin Hood does Cancun" has a certain theatrical ring to it, but stealing from Peter to pay Paul is counterproductive in real life.
Sixty years ago, on the early morning of June 25, 1950, communist North Korea invaded the Republic of Korea. The Korean War would test our will and commitment to defend our freedom in the face of communist aggression. The Korean War was the first large-scale military confrontation to take place since the start of the Cold War; it would be known as one of the deadliest wars of the 20th century.