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  • Monthly Archives: September 2009

    Quote of the Day: Energy Secretary Steven Chu

    According to the Wall Street Journal, while speaking on “the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington,” Energy Secretary Steven Chu had this gem when speaking about you, the American people, and your embrace of his green jobs and global warming agenda: The American public…just like your teenage kids, … More

    Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody Is Discussing: #4

    #4: A Cyber Leadership Deficit There has been a lot of talk about cyber security over the last few months. The Obama Administration named it as one of its number one homeland security priorities. Everyone in Washington has an opinion about what should be done from regulating the private sector … More

    Five Health Care Promises Obama Won't Keep

    CBS News’ Stephanie Condon identifies Five Health Care Promises Obama Won’t Keep, including: 1. No Individual Mandate During the 2008 Democratic primary, Mr. Obama and then-Sen. Hillary Clinton both shared the goal of health care reform. By Mr. Obama’s own admission, the biggest difference between the two candidates was that … More

    Beijing’s Capabilities Are Concern

    Senior U.S. officials made two major statements last week concerning the implications of China’s military modernization: On Tuesday, Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, released the 2009 National Intelligence Strategy Document, identifying Chinas military modernization and natural resources-focused diplomacy as a “complex global challenge.” Then on Wednesday, Secretary of … More

    Zelaya Rewards U.S. Support with Betrayal

    Earlier this year, there was an unexpected change in government in Honduras. On June 28, President Manuel Zelaya of Honduras was removed from power with support of Honduras’ Congress and the nation’s courts. In accordance with the Honduran constitution, Zelaya was replaced with Interim President Robert Micheletti. Although some have … More

    Morning Bell: It Depends On What Your Definition Of "Tax" Is

    Throughout his presidential campaign, then-candidate Barack Obama promised the American people: “If you’re a family that’s making $250,000 a year or less, you will see no increase in your taxes.” As President, Barack Obama reiterated that pledge, promising the American people in his September 9th health care press conference: “The … More

    Who Wants Yesterday’s Papers?

    A Senate bill to bail out America’s newspapers, after languishing all summer like so much fishwrap, gained street cred over the weekend when President Barack Obama said he’d “be happy” to consider the measure. The legislation in question would allow failing newspapers to seek the protection of tax-exempt, non-profit status. … More

    Will (and Can) the FCC Regulate the Internet?

    Declaring access to the Internet to be like “running water or the light bulb,” FCC chairman Julius Genachowski declared today that it should be regulated. Specifically, he announced that the Commission will be voting next month on a proposal to impose so-called “net neutrality” regulation on Internet service providers such … More

    Five Things About Homeland Security That Nobody Is Discussing: #5

    #5: Interagency Cooperation, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle Eight years after the September 11 attacks, Congress has enacted legislation in order to keep America safe. They created the Department of Homeland Security not just to integrate the activities of over two dozen agencies and programs, but also to lead … More

    Trouble Ahead in Afghanistan

    Both General Stanley McChrystal, the senior commander on the ground in Afghanistan, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the senior military advisor to the president of the United States, have now publicly stated that we need more boots on the ground. In contrast, in the last few … More