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  • Monthly Archives: July 2010

    Public Diplomacy with Chinese Characteristics

    A former United States Ambassador to Thailand tells of being asked to contribute to a local university in Bangkok that wanted to set up an “America corner” in its library—nothing more than a computer station and a few shelves of informational material. When he arrived for the unveiling, however, he … More

    Obamacare Is Not Entitlement Reform

    The United States faces financial collapse due to out-of-control government spending, and entitlement programs have a lot to do with it. Washington has promised more than it could ever possibly deliver. Medicare in particular puts the government on the hook for $38 trillion in long-term unfunded liabilities, and reform to … More

    Hidden Cameras Reveal Border Remains Porous

    In its latest hidden camera video release, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows the continuing porousness of America’s southern border. As CIS notes: The hidden camera footage, acquired from a variety of sources, indicates that there is an unfortunate lack of federal law enforcement presence on Arizona’s federal land … More

    New START Will Not Make Us Safer Tomorrow: A Response to Senator Carl Levin

    Senator Carl Levin (D–MI), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released an op-ed last week arguing that the new START Treaty is good for the U.S. and the world. This follows similar op-eds from Sen. John Kerry (D–MA) and Sen. Richard Lugar (R–IN). Given the number of such publications … More

    Hugo Chavez Discovers: President Andrew Jackson Murdered Liberator Simon Bolivar

    With great solemnity and in the presence of several cabinet ministers, the tomb of Simon Bolivar (1783–1830), Latin America’s equivalent of George Washington, was opened in Caracas this past week. “Bolivar is alive. Let us not see him as a dead man and let us not see him as a … More

    Send Trade Critics Back to School

    Critics of free trade have used funny math to mislead Americans for decades. It may be time to send these critics back to grade school, so they can learn how to add and subtract. Consider the following interpretation of this May’s international trade statistics: “Oil and consumer goods from China … More

    START the Debate, Stop the Name-Calling

    The Left is desperately trying to convince us that Senate ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is inevitable, but, as Henry Sokolski points out, the real debate is only beginning. The Left has accused the treaty’s opponents of (among other things) suffering from a “bias problem,” implying … More

    Five Recommendations for David Cameron

    David Cameron’s visit to the United States this week offers the prime minister a major opportunity to assert a stronger British presence on the world stage after a period of notable decline under Gordon Brown. On both Afghanistan and Iran, two key issues likely to feature heavily in his White … More

    Morning Bell: White House Admits Obamacare's Individual Mandate is a Tax

    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.” After he became President, Barack Obama reiterated that pledge, promising the American people in his September 9th health care press … More

    Reclaiming America: Why We Honor the Tea Party Movement

    Remember when Conservatism was supposed to be dead and America was primed for a New New Deal? Well, a funny thing has happened on the road to the latest iteration of progressive liberalism—The Tea Party Movement. The Tea Party Movement has been one of the most significant citizen efforts in … More