From Investor's Business Daily:
Politics: The United Nations has long been a font of waste, corruption, fraud and anti-Americanism. Always in need of "reform," it's never happened. But a House bill may change that, and it can't pass soon enough. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a 153-page bill Tuesday to gradually defund the U.N. until it lives up to its goals and accounts for its actions. Seems the fat checks coming in from U.S. taxpayers have given the U.N. the idea it can be as anti-American as its dollars allow, especially with the "leading from behind" crowd in the White House going along. Ros-Lehtinen's proposal has teeth and deserves to be passed. H.R. 2829 will make U.S. funding "voluntary" rather than based on what the U.N. itself "assesses." Passage means the U.N. won't be able to spit in the face of its largest donor without consequences. That's fair to taxpayers, of course, and U.N. bureaucrats will scream. It's about time they did. The U.N.'s latest stunt is to make Palestine a state and voting member without requiring it to admit Israel's right to exist. That proposal, coming up in the fall, stands to upset the balance of power in the Middle East, bankroll terror, put U.N. muscle behind a new rogue state and isolate Israel.Read the rest at IBD.