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  • Yearly Archives: 2010

    Obama Gets Mixed Results at NATO Summit

    President Obama’s flying visit to Lisbon this weekend resulted in a mixed bag of results. On a practical level, NATO made big strides in fashioning the transatlantic alliance for the 21st century. On a personal level however, President Obama did not succeed in turning this weekend’s summits into ones that … More

    The New START Debate Is Not A Jewish Issue

    Partisan Democrats in the Jewish community are attempting to politicize the security debate of the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the centerpiece of President Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia. According to a blog posted in The Jewish Telegraph Agency (JTA), the New START should be “a Jewish issue.” This … More

    New START and Iran: A Non-Starter

    Obama and Medvedev

    Congressional sources say that the Obama Administration has pulled out all the stops in its lobbying campaign to secure Senate approval of the New START Treaty by warning Israel’s supporters in Congress that failure to approve the treaty will undermine Israeli security by causing Russia to reduce its support for … More

    “Don’t Touch My Junk” and Intelligence-Based Security

    body scanner

    “Don’t Touch My Junk.” The anthem of one furious airport passenger has become a rallying cry for airport passengers around the United States.  Who can blame them? As Charles Krauthammer puts it in his recent piece in the Washington Post, at today’s airport screening line “[w]izened seniors strain to untie … More

    Welfare Reform: British Style

    According to British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, the United Kingdom will put into place “a radical new welfare state where it always pays to work.” Newly elected British Prime Minister David Cameron has set forth plans that, according to analysts, will result in the nation’s most dramatic welfare … More

    Obama’s New START Would Have Been Reagan Non-Starter

    In his last gasp effort to rush his New START agreement with Russia through the Senate, President Barack Obama again invoked the name of President Ronald Reagan from the White House yesterday. Three times President Obama cited Reagan as justification for ratification of New START. But while President Reagan did … More

    Default? More Like Corrupt Officials

    A recent New York Times article on microcredit in India may have missed the whole point. Their headline implies massive defaults in the microcredit industry, yet in the first paragraph they state, “borrowers in one of India’s largest states have stopped repaying their loans, egged on by politicians.” If borrowers … More

    Access to Domestic Reserves Is Best Solution to Rare Earths Dilemma

    Following reports of an alleged blockage of shipments of rare earth minerals from China to the U.S. and Europe, Congressman Edward Markey (D–MA) turned to the Obama Administration for clarification and to express his concern. In a letter to the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce, as well as the … More

    The Fake Terror Threat From New START Defenders

    The proponents of President Barack Obama’s New START agreement with Russia are getting more desperate the more votes they lose. The latest sad act comes from the office of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) who catalogs the fantastic claims of his colleagues: “Delaying a vote on the New START Treaty into … More

    Climate Talks or Wealth Redistribution Talks?

    Typically the largest wealth distribution program that occurs in Cancun, Mexico, is college students spending their parents’ money. That could change at the upcoming United Nations climate summit if developing countries clamoring for money to cope with global warming get their wish. With each passing year, it’s clear that international … More