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The February 22 bombing of the Askariya shrine in Samarra, one of Iraq’s holiest Shiite religious sites, has pushed Iraq to the brink of a civil war and dealt a major setback to U.S. efforts to build a stable democracy—just as it was intended to do. The bombing, which collapsed the golden dome of the mosque, ignited a firestorm of Shiite reprisals against Sunni targets. Over 100 Sunni mosques were subsequently attacked by enraged Shiite mobs seeking vengeance and more than 130 Iraqis were killed in sectarian clashes.

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Immigrants to America, President Bush, Gas & Ethanol, Immigration Reform Activists, Rumsfeld and Some Generals, What the Moussaoui Verdict Proves, Europe's Two Culture Wars, and more

Ashbrook Update 21 April 2006>>

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Ashbrook Update 6 April 2006>>

More Evidence That Teachers Unions Really Care About "THE CHILDREN"

This story about the AFL-CIO announcing a partnership with the NEA cannot be good news. But it does clarify things, doesn’t it? Time to play hard ball with these folks.
Posted by Julie Ponzi

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  • U.N. Taxation of Americans -- A Persistent Problem
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  • Georgia Gets Tough on Illegal Immigrants
  • Congresswoman McKinney's Crash Course on the Constitution
  • Reviving the Property Rights Outrage
  • Fast Contradiction: Fast Food Nation Author's Message Does Not Belong in Our Children's Schools
  • Bringing Competition to Cable Television
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  • The Republican Study Committee is taking steps to get the federal government out of the entitlement business altogether
  • When it comes to government waste, the Republican leadership gets an "F."
  • Immigration Update—Reconquista!
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Media Madness by Oliver North
Washington, D.C. -– The geniuses who run the Fourth Estate in American have gone nuts. This week, the commander in chief visited U.S. troops fighting a war in Afghanistan, paid a state visit to the largest democracy on earth, closed a deal on nuclear cooperation . . .



Senate Approves Rise in Debt Ceiling
In a vote of 52 to 48, the Senate Thursday voted to raise the current national debt ceiling of $8.2 trillion to almost $9 trillion.  >> Read full story

Job Is Getting Done in Iraq, Despite US Press, Veterans Say
A group of veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom said Thursday that U.S.-led coalition forces are getting the job done when it comes to defeating insurgents and helping Iraq establish a democratic government -- despite the U.S. news media's negative portrayal of the conflict.  >> Read full story

Two Sides of War: US Soldiers Help Iraqi Orphans
U.S. soldiers in Iraq last week delivered hundreds of dollars worth of goods to Iraqi orphans in central Baghdad, according to a release issued by Central Command.
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The Illegal Alien 'Gold Card'  By Michelle Malkin
Nearly five years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, our borders remain porous. The deportation system remains broken. The government's tracking systems for criminal illegal aliens and visa overstayers remain incomplete.

No, No, Nancy: Republican Group Sees Ethics Violation
A Republican group that monitors Democrat "hypocrisy" says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has run afoul of House ethics rules. The National Republican Campaign Committee points to a recent Washington Post article, which noted that Democratic congressional leaders are not happy with the way DNC Chairman Howard Dean is spending money. >> Read full story

A Media Culture Of Corruption  By Vincent Fiore
It is almost impossible these days to open a newspaper or watch any of the alphabet-media empires without hearing President Bush or his administration cast in negative terms.

The Next Conservatism: The Grand Strategic Context By William S. Lind
During the Cold War American conservatives faced an easy choice.

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