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  • Monthly Archives: January 2010

    Fighting Human Trafficking Requires Multiple Institutions

    President Obama has declared January 2010 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is a horrific reality of our world today. Millions of people are victimized worldwide, including thousands of people within America’s borders. Human trafficking is one of the issues explored in a brand new resource from … More

    Gates' Visit Bolsters U.S.-India Security Ties

    As the Taliban assaulted Kabul, Defense Secretary Gates made an important visit to India, the South Asian giant whose partnership is critical to stabilizing the region and checking terrorism trends that jeopardize world security. In an op-ed that ran in today’s Times of India, Gates emphasizes the helpful role Indian … More

    Morning Bell: Americans Call for Change As U.S. Becomes Less Economically Free

    Scott Brown’s shocking victory in Massachusetts on Tuesday was a shot across the bow of the liberal ruling class in Washington and declared one clear message: Americans do not like the direction the country is heading, and they’re not going to stand for it, even in the solidly-blue Bay State. … More

    Americans Spoke, and It's Time to Hit the Reset Button on Health Care Reform

    Scott Brown’s remarkable victory in the Massachusetts Senate election speaks loud and clear: Americans across the political spectrum are unhappy with the scale and cost of the congressional health reform legislation, and the lack of transparency in the process. Congress would be wise to see this outcome as a referendum … More

    The Glaciers are Melting, The Glaciers are Melting!

    When it comes to the Himalayan glaciers, climatologists were making a melting mountain out of a global warming molehill. But now it appears they’re backtracking: An influential United Nations panel is facing growing criticism about its practices after acknowledging doubts about a 2007 statement that Himalayan glaciers were retreating faster … More

    Obamacare - The Raw and Undeniable Facts

    Each time a new study or report sheds light on the Obamacare’s true effects on Americans’ health care, the left fights back with tiresome accusations that the source is disreputable, partisan or “sides” with the insurance companies, ad nauseum. How many professional experts are going to have to find fault … More

    One Year Later: Obama’s Economic Hopes Are a Year Late and $13 Trillion Short

    When President Obama was inaugurated one year ago, the US economy was struggling. In his address he noted: “The state of our economy calls for action, bold and swift.  And we will act, not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth…All this we can … More

    Obama's Russia Policy: A Disappointing First Year

    President Barack Obama’s Russia policy is defined by the Administration’s view that America is overstretched globally, and that without assistance from a major power, such as Russia or China, Washington cannot achieve its goals. Some in the Administration believe that America is in decline and their job is to manage … More

    Obama's Flowing Rhetoric Hasn't Brought Real Change in Public Diplomacy

    The National Security Council is priding itself on a successful first year for President Barack Obama in terms of strategic communications. In a blog posting on the White House Web site, Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes gave President Obama credit for his “steady diplomacy” and renewing … More

    Obama Popular in Europe, but He's Not Doing Much for U.S. Interests Abroad

    President Obama has lavished time and attention on Europe in spades. He made Europe his first foreign port of call after his inauguration and since then has visited at least eight European countries (plus Russia). His popularity ratings in most of Europe, especially in Western Europe, would make the average … More