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Patent Reform And The New Congress

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On December 5, 2013, the House of Representatives did something strange. It passed a bill that helped American businesses.
In response, the Senate did something decidedly more familiar: it killed the bill.
The 2013 Innovation Act was a Patent Reform… Continue reading

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Progress In Ukraine While Russia Continues Incursion

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Last week in Davos, thought leaders and interested parties gathered to discuss a total overhaul of Ukrainian society, with particular focus on increasing transparency, stamping out bureaucracy and corruption as well as promoting efficiency and Western practices.
For a country… Continue reading

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Russia And Ukraine Are At War

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Moscow won’t admit it, but Russia is at war with Ukraine.
It’s hard to draw any other conclusion from reports that Russian regular forces have moved into eastern Ukraine and are attacking Ukrainian military units amid a flare-up of violence… Continue reading

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State Of The Union Speech Emphasizes Economic Successes, Misses The Mark On Foreign Policy

President Obama did his best tonight to make Americans forget what happened just a few months ago at the November midterm election.
He sounded like the man at the head of the party that just won control of the House… Continue reading

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America Needs A Venezuela Policy

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In 2014, troubling trends in Europe and the Middle East held much of America’s attention. And 2015 is shaping up to be similar.
I have written extensively and frequently on how America can better defend its interests and allies in… Continue reading

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Previewing The State Of The Union

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President Obama has faced some incredibly difficult situations in his presidency. But he has faced perhaps none more dire than the danger we are confronting in the rise of a new, stronger radical Islam.
To this end, it is my… Continue reading

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China Makes Its Move In Latin America

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For the last five years, President Obama has been talking about an American “pivot” to Asia. It is now common knowledge that the Asia pivot has been a resounding failure – emboldening those powers it sought to keep in check… Continue reading

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President Starts New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading