President Barack Obama has had two bad years in the Middle East. Unfortunately, that means America’s friends and allies also have had two bad years.Across the region’s range of troubles, Obama’s inexperience has cost the United States dearly. Consider just a few key issues: Read More
Be sure and read Tim Carney’s Examiner column today on the politically-connected lobby for the controversial new TSA scanners that are upsetting airline employees and travelers everywhere. Carney notes that a company called Rapiscan got a $165 million contract for the new body image scanners four days after the underwear-bomber incident this past Christmas. Read More
When government is no longer a growth industry even in Cuba, you know the U.S. is doing something really wrong:
Raul Castro said Sunday that his government will scale back controls on small businesses, lay off unnecessary workers and allow more self-employment — significant steps in a country where the state dominates nearly every facet of the economy.
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One of Bush’s signature initiatives was combating AIDS. Despite being a favorite cause of the liberal in-crowd, Bush never seemed to get much credit for it. But I guess you don’t know what you’re missing until it’s gone: Read More
When it was leaked last week the the Washington Post was planning a big expose on intelligence contractors, many people feared it might be another example of a newspaper undercutting our national security interests. But now that the series is out, it looks a lot more like quality journalism than politicized Pulitzer bait. The Post is bringing some much needed sunlight to an area of government that’s rapidly growing without much oversight. Read More
The Obama administration’s policy of engagement with Syria has yielded yet more rewards.
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With the G-20 summit coming up, it looks like the U.S. is going to be just about the only country advocate for stimulus spending rather than deficit reduction: Read More