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  • Monthly Archives: July 2010

    Car Bombs and Grenades in Mexico: Look South to FARC, Maras, and Chavez

    Reporting on the July 16 car bombing in Ciudad Juarez led one journalist to evoke images of the battle against Islamist terrorist in Iraq and Afghanistan. The attack, seemingly lifted from an al-Qaeda playbook, demonstrated once again that the cartels are a step ahead of both an already guarded public … More

    UPDATE: Video Shows Ag Dept Official Repudiates Racism

    UPDATE: The NAACP has released a full video of Sherrod’s speech. It shows that the incident Sherrod was describing happened in 1986 years before she was in the Obama administration. More importantly it shows that Sherrod has completely repudiated her view that the farmer was not one of her “own … More

    Iran’s Internal Power Struggle Heats Up

    The power struggle inside Iran is intensifying, as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ultra-radical camp continues to clash with the traditional hardline camp that has dominated most of the previous Iranian presidencies. Ahmadinejad, backed by cronies from the increasingly influential Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has sought to marginalize members of the older … More

    American Security: Hostage to Parochial Congressional Pride

    In the U.S. House of Representatives, new legislation to prepare for and prevent WMD attacks must go through not one, not two, not three, but EIGHT separate committees before it can be enacted—a process that insures it will never become law. In the Senate, when legislators tried to create a … More

    Gulf Spill Update: Obama's Job Loss Tally Grows

    Alan Sayre is a New Orleans-based business writer who works for The Associated Press. Today he published an analysis of the perfect job killing storm the Obama administration is creating in Louisiana: In the blink of an eye, the economic focus in Louisiana has shifted from recession recovery to avoiding … More

    First Principles of Economic Policy

    There simply is no way to avoid thinking and, perhaps, even starting the analysis of economic policy except from a set of principles.  Whether it be labor, investment, trade, or a host of other pieces of our national economic policy; analysts only will be able to understand policy change if … More

    Market Loser Is a Political Winner

    President Obama has picked another “winner” among green technologies meant to portend an energy revolution. This time it is a Korean-owned battery factory in Michigan, part of a $2.4 billion government investment in electric car battery technology in spite of a global glut of battery supply. However, the question is … More

    Better Late Than Never: LA Times Recognizes Arizona Isn’t the Only State Battling Illegal Immigration

    According to The Los Angeles Times many states have enacted laws similar to the Arizona law aimed at curbing activities related to illegal immigration. Though late at coming to that conclusion, the Times is right. As extensively cataloged in Controlling Illegal Immigration: State and Local Governments Must Do More, over … More

    In the Green Room: Former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams Discusses the New Black Panther Case

    Since the beginning, we have been following the New Black Panther Party voting intimidation case that began on Election Day 2008. Throughout the case, when the mainstream media has paid any attention, it has been to disparage the key actors and to dismiss the case as having been blown out … More

    Updating Smith-Mundt for the 21st Century

    Since 1948, Cold War legislation has been tying the hands of practitioners of U.S. public diplomacy and international broadcasting. The law in question is the Smith-Mundt Act, which was intended to allow the State Department to counter Soviet propaganda in foreign media, while at the same time forbidding it from … More