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Russia Sanctions Are a Race to the Bottom

 As Europe and Russia head into another round of sanctions, economic data are driving home an important point: Nobody stands to win in this tit-for-tat battle. The International Energy Agency’s September Oil Market Report offered bad news for Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling a recent slowdown in oil demand growth “nothing short of remarkable.” The […] Read More →

U.S. air strikes target militants near Iraq’s Haditha Dam

 U.S. warplanes launched four air strikes against Islamic State militants threatening western Iraq’s Haditha Dam early on Sunday, witnesses and senior officials said, broadening Washington’s campaign against the fighters. The leader of a pro-Iraqi government paramilitary force in the west said the strikes wiped out an Islamic State patrol trying to attack the dam - […] Read More →

Why Are Democrats Sliming Rand Paul?

 You would think Democrats — Obama Democrats, in particular — would be a bit more sensitive if not responsible. After all, Democrats have endured decades of scurrilous charges about their love of country. The most toxic dregs of American politics — Joseph McCarthy, Spiro Agnew, Newt Gingrich, multiple individuals with the surname “Cheney” — have […] Read More →

Israel’s Failed Assassination Strategy

 The longstanding Israeli strategy of killing top leaders of Hamas, Fatah and other Palestinian resistance groups was manifest again early today when Israeli missiles struck and killed three senior commanders of the military wing of Hamas. Their deaths will no doubt bring joy to the hearts of many Israelis who think that only such decisive […] Read More →

Why Did Chinese Hackers Steal Millions of Medical Records?

 A group of sophisticated Chinese hackers known for its high-stakes corporate espionage has a history of stealing medical-device blueprints, prescription-drug formulas and other valuable intellectual property from large health-care companies. So why would it steal 4.5 million health records, which is typically the domain of identity thieves? It’s a question confounding some security experts after […] Read More →

Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

 Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting. The bloodshed […] Read More →

Liberal donors lead in super PAC contributions since ’13

Eric Boehm  This article originally appeared on Big-spending Democratic donors take the gold, silver, and bronze when it comes to contributions to super PACs so far this election cycle. Liberal billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg lead the way, having given nearly $30 million to super PACs during the current cycle, according to a new […] Read More →

Jordan shoots down ‘aerial target’ near Syria

 A Jordanian military official says his country’s air force shot down an “aerial target” near the Syrian border, which eyewitnesses say was a drone. It was not immediately clear where the object came from, but there have been reports of intense fighting in the southern Syrian province of Daraa that borders Jordan.  The official, who […] Read More →

Kiev Censors MH17 Air Traffic Control Recordings

Security services confiscated tapes immediately after incident  Why has Kiev failed to release recordings from air traffic control tapes which could prove what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17? Ukrainian security services confiscated the tapes immediately after the incident.   Video Shows Ukrainian Rebels Were ‘Surprised’ Doomed Aircraft Was Commercial Airliner “Who allowed them to […] Read More →