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  • Monthly Archives: October 2009

    Moscow Tells Clinton to Forget Sanctions

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received bad news today in Moscow regarding her quest to secure greater Russian cooperation in holding Iran’s feet to the fire on the nuclear issue. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking after the meeting, said that “all efforts” should be made to maintain dialogue with … More

    Pipeline Threats to Europe?

    Have Russia’s oil and gas replaced Cossack squadrons and tank divisions as the means to intimidate Europe? Will pipeline routes create new dependencies in the 21st century which may force the NATO alliance come apart at the seams? Nord Stream is a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, with spurs … More

    Today’s Calamity: Understanding Climate Change

    If cap and trade is meant to solve our climate crisis, why does the bill include funding to understand climate change? Section 451 of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade legislation includes funding to research the effects of “human-induced or natural changes in the global environment (including alterations in climate, land … More

    New York Times: Baucus Bill Breaks Obama Promise

    On August 12th, President Barack Obama promised the American people: “Under the reform we’re proposing, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” But if you read the New York Times closely today you … More

    M.I.T. Economist vs Common Sense

    In response to yesterday’s PriceWaterhouseCooper’s study showing that the Senate Finance bill would raise, not lower, health insurance premiums for Americans, M.I.T. economist Jonathan Gruber told the New York Times that the opposite was true. But think about it for a minute. Imagine if the federal government announced that car … More

    How Will the Senate Address China and India?

    One of the differences in the Senate version of cap and trade is that it leaves the door wide open on how to deal with countries that do not adopt carbon capping systems. China, India and other developing countries have made it clear they will not implement carbon cabs that … More

    Video: Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Rebiya Kadeer Pleas For U.S. Help

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62pNLVUycg4[/youtube] Rebiya Kadeer is President of the World Uyghur Congress, an oppressed Muslim minority in Western China. Focrefully seperated from her family, she now lives in exile in the Unites States. We’ve written about Rebiya Kadeer before and her case and her story demand our attention.

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) on How Baucus Bill Raises Costs

    Lost in the glowing coverage of the Congressional Budget Office’s “favorable” estimate of Sen. Max Baucus’ health care bill is an astounding fact: it doesn’t lower health care costs. Although the Congressional Budget Office estimates says the bill will reduce the deficit by $81 billion, CBO also says, “Cost is … More

    Exchange Rates and Interest Rates Tell Confusing Story

    The dollar’s steady and sometimes fleet downward slide in exchange markets is eliciting a number of interesting explanations, but most commentators are only looking at their favorite piece of the economic puzzle. The dollar is under pressure against, well, every currency that matters. But why, and are there other financial … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare Sends Deficits Off Cliff

    This Morning Bell is the second in a five-part week-long series (read Monday’s on out-of-pocket costs) on how Obamacare will affect you. “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. Period.” President Barack Obama promised this to the … More