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White House Insists Chaotic Yemen a ‘Model’ for Obama’s War on Terror

March 26, 2015 - 6:57 PM
 
Abbas Praises Saudi Attack on Rebels in Yemen

March 26, 2015 - 5:05 PM
 
Bomb Iran, Says John Bolton

March 26, 2015 - 4:06 PM
 
Bomb Found Near Tomb of the Patriarchs

March 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM
 
BGU Researchers Found Way To Break Into Off-Internet Computers [video]

March 26, 2015 - 3:23 PM
 
Germanwings Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed Plane and Killed Passengers

March 26, 2015 - 3:19 PM
 
Amnesty Intl Charges ‘Palestinian Armed Groups’ With War Crimes

March 26, 2015 - 2:53 PM
 
Netanyahu Not Replacing Dermer

March 26, 2015 - 11:05 AM
 
Newly Elected Arab Knesset Members Visit Abbas in Ramallah

March 26, 2015 - 10:39 AM
 
French Firm Pulls Out of Jerusalem Cable Car Project after PA Pressure

March 26, 2015 - 10:29 AM
 
With Minimal US Involvement, Arab Coalition Launches Operation ‘Firmness Storm’ Fighting Iranian Expansionism

March 26, 2015 - 9:51 AM
 
Spring Forward

March 26, 2015 - 9:41 AM
 
This Day in History: Shalhevet Pass Murdered

March 26, 2015 - 9:12 AM
 
NATO Chief Added to Obama’s ‘Diss List’

March 26, 2015 - 6:30 AM
 
Saudi Arabia Begins Airstrikes on Neighboring Yemen

March 26, 2015 - 6:13 AM
 
Obama: Netanyahu has to Prove He Supports Two State Solution

March 26, 2015 - 4:13 AM
 
US Declassifies Report, Exposes Details on Israel’s Nuclear Program

March 25, 2015 - 10:23 PM
 
George Soros Gives $9.2 Million To Progressive Campaign Funding Group

March 25, 2015 - 9:15 PM
 
President Rivlin Tasks Netanyahu with Forming the Government

March 25, 2015 - 9:00 PM
 
Ukrainian Jews Fleeing War Arrive in Israel in Time for Passover

March 25, 2015 - 8:35 PM
 
Jerusalem Light Rail Damaged in Hail of Rocks at Shuafat Station

March 25, 2015 - 5:56 PM
 
Hate Crime Attack in Williamsburg, An ‘Unclear’ Murder in Midwood

March 25, 2015 - 5:41 PM
 
4 IDF Soldiers Hurt in Hummer Accident Near Gaza

March 25, 2015 - 4:24 PM
 
Jerusalem to Open ‘Gazelle Valley’ Park Before Passover

March 25, 2015 - 3:49 PM
 
Holdup for Har Homa Housing Again Looms

March 25, 2015 - 2:18 PM
 
Cheat Sheet on Who’s Doing What to Whom in the Middle East

March 25, 2015 - 12:30 PM
 
Silvan Shalom – Israel Can’t Trust US Brokering of Future Agreements

March 25, 2015 - 10:48 AM
 
France Warns There’s ‘Insufficient Progress’ With Iran on Nuclear Deal

March 25, 2015 - 6:30 AM
 
Pressure on Iran Picking Up to Sign a Nuclear Deal

March 25, 2015 - 1:27 AM
 
Israeli Man Identified Among Passengers of Crashed Germanwings Plane

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J.E. Dyer
Nancy Pelosi
 

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

We must not let our concept of the purpose and character of a tax be corrupted, precisely because taxing us is a power accorded Congress in the Constitution. The definition of “tax” is, in fact, the most important limit on what Congress can do with its power to tax. In the wake of the Obamacare ruling, defining “tax” is defending our liberty – or, from the opposite perspective, attacking it.

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US Supreme Court
 

Posted on: July 1st, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Understand this: it doesn’t matter if ObamaCare is repealed next year. Repeat as necessary until understood. The SCOTUS ruling is on the books. Congress can make you buy anything, as long as it fines you if you don’t. The concept of constitutional limits on the power of government has been effectively removed from our guiding idea of law and jurisprudence.

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The U.S. Supreme Court building.
 

Posted on: June 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

This is what a tax now looks like? This is an open invitation to “tax” via whatever mandate sounds good to you. What sort of unequal-before-the-law mandate would not fit this definition of a tax? Congress can do anything it wants, by the logic of this decision, with the judicial precedent set that levying mandates equals using the power to tax.

Shah Jahan Mosque, one of the oldest in the UK
 

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Ever since the case of the offensive ceramic pigs in 1998, the British have been assiduously refining their methods for dealing with offenses to Islam.

President Reagan addressing British Parliament
 

Posted on: June 12th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Ideological statism is not a mere cultural alternative, it is absolutely evil. Reagan had no doubt of what was right and wrong in this regard: “It would be cultural condescension, or worse, to say that any people prefer dictatorship to democracy.” But Reagan’s refusal to gloss over evil never produced discouraging rhetoric. It was always accompanied by a hard-nosed optimism about what was good in the Western culture of freedom and restraints on the state.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
 

Posted on: June 7th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

For many people, especially younger ones, ideas about which government rules and “services” we can happily do without will be new and startling. But it is possible to slip the surly bonds of the Regulated Man construct and envision a better future. Wisconsin has taken an important step toward that future. Walker’s Wisconsin is what “Forward” looks like.

Vladimir Putin
 

Posted on: May 28th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

The holiday from history is over, although we may be the last ones to see it. Neither Russia nor Iran – nor China, North Korea, or Syria, for that matter – is very interested in signing anything with the West right now. Good deals based on the old assumptions aren’t as tempting when better ones seem to lie just over the horizon.

U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro
 

Posted on: May 20th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

For the United States, issuing attack threats in the manner of Hugo Chavez is not a convincing posture. I don’t know if the Israelis will find it reassuring; I suspect the Europeans and Iranians will find it annoying, and decide to ignore it.

Students at San Francisco State university gather at Malcolm X plaza in the center of campus to celebrate and protest Israel's Independence Day.
 

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

If a civic or political group, meeting publicly, is not willing to have its activities and statements recorded truthfully by critics, its purpose is suspect. There can be no good purpose for preventing third parties – i.e., the whole of society, whether friendly or critical – from seeing what is said and done at a public event sponsored by the Palestine Society.

General Motors
 

Posted on: May 10th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

When Romney speaks of the US auto industry recovering, he is speaking in the language of big, dirigiste government, accepting at face value the short-term effect of a bailout process that has served mainly to perpetuate unprofitable but politically entrenched conditions. It guarantees that more subsidies will be needed down the road.

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A Chinese guard in Tiananmen Square
 

Posted on: May 7th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

The whole world knows the peril Chen and his family are in. The right approach here is not to seek a “solution” that gets the governments of China and the US off the hook; it’s to stand by Chen and demand that he be treated with the respect for his rights as understood in the Helsinki Accords. While China is not a signatory to the Accords, their standard for freedom, travel and emigration, and reunification of families is the touchstone to be invoked in this instance.

President Obama announcing the killing of Obama bin Laden
 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

President Barack Obama's recent self-congratulatory comments on the killing of Osama bin Laden must be viewed against the backdrop of past presidents, and how they related to the role of the military.

Samantha Power, nominated by President to replace Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations
 

Posted on: April 30th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

President Obama recently unveiled the Atrocities Prevention Board, and appointed Samantha Power as its head; the same Samantha Power that has called Israel a "major human rights abuser." This is only one of the many troubling aspects of this new initiative.

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Demonstrations for Syria
 

Posted on: March 14th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

A solution in which the Syrian people are empowered to operate more freely in a true multi-party government, under the aegis of multinational protection against both Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood, would be the most desirable, achievable outcome. It is not possible to broker this outcome while ignoring Russia.

Map of the Strait of Hormuz
 

Posted on: February 28th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Iran is making full use of strategic ambiguity on the high seas to advance its interests and dictate outcomes. Unless each new measure is directly challenged, strategic ambiguity would be a lot more fun for Iran than for the rest of us.

Iranian warships
 

Posted on: February 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Did Iran's warships actually visit Syria this past week as was widely reported, or did was that Iranian disinformation?

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Posted on: February 19th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

The only way to secure a positive outcome in Syria is to use US power, under US strategic direction, to do it. This has never necessarily meant military intervention, but it does necessarily mean acting with purpose and determination, rather than throwing random reconnaissance assets into the fray while handing the political problem over lock, stock, and barrel to the Arab League and the UN.

spetsnaz-cauc
 

Posted on: February 13th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Robert Mackey at New York Times’ The Lede has a Friday post entitled “Crisis in Syria Looks Very Different on Satellite Channels Owned by Russia and Iran.” Well, no kidding.  It’s nice to see NYT catching up with the rest of the infosphere.  But it’s not just in Russian and Iranian media that the crisis […]

Esfahan_SatelliteImagery_23March2006_TunnelEntrances
 

Posted on: November 29th, 2011

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Local officials are offering different explanations for the blast that rocked Esfahan (also spelled Isfahan) a few hours ago. It will be some time before there is enough information to make a good assessment, but a few things can be said now.

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