By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A group of more than 100 Holocaust scholars and genocide experts signed on to a letter sent to the Obama administration Tuesday pressing it to cancel an upcoming meeting with a Sudanese delegation that includes war criminals who have facilitated "crimes against humanity."
I attended the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas last Thursday ("Emotional Bush at presidential library dedication: 'Our nation's best days lie ahead,'" Web, April 25). It was a profoundly moving event. The day was gloriously beautiful, the crowd of 10,000-plus was in a joyous mood, and the event itself was well-organized and went off without a hitch. I was happy to run into more than a few old friends and colleagues, including some I had not seen since Iraq in 2003 or 2004. Of course, the event was a "who's who" of former world leaders, state and local officials and mobs of former Bush administration officials, of which I proudly was one.
Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who'd covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she'd had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on.
The United Nations said one peacekeeper was killed and two others injured in a Friday attack by unidentified gunmen in East Darfur.
''Earth Hour" ticked away while we slept through Saturday night, the bright idea of environmentalists who want to shame the rest of us into turning off the lights. Anyone who stayed up for it wasted the hour. The stunt is an extension of the hype surrounding global warming, preaching the message that individuals can "make a difference" and alter temperatures in the cosmos.
South Sudan will begin pumping oil on March 24, under an agreement signed Tuesday by Sudan and South Sudan that will restart the countries' oil export industry.
A leader of a Sudanese rebel movement says his group is ready to pause a bloody war with Sudan's armed forces so that people affected by nearly two years of fighting can receive desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Internet engineers and legal scholars are worried that amendments to a U.N. telecommunications treaty will give repressive governments more control of the Internet in their countries and could begin to undermine international sanctions against pariah states such as Iran.
Bin Laden, the al Qaeda terrorist leader, issued his "fatwa" only seven months before the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed on Aug. 7, 1998. The United States could have increased our security measures everywhere, yet Washington remained unprepared to avoid the disastrous destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on Sept. 11, 2001.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb infiltrated Mali's northern frontier in 2003, after a 10-year civil war to overthrow the Algerian government. This desert region has become a safe haven for numerous Islamists linked to al Qaeda.
The State Department on Tuesday added two Sudanese militants to the U.S. terrorist watch list.
Let's call it Al Goreera. This seems a fitting title for the new network that former Vice President Al Gore is launching with the jihadists' favorite television outlet: Al-Jazeera.
Masked and armed thieves used the New Year's Eve fete to rob the flagship Apple store in Paris.