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“Berrinche.” That’s the word many Mexicans now use to describe Washington. What does it mean? Tantrums.
The Mexicans, and indeed our critics across the globe, couldn’t be more on the money. Our legislators have become nothing more than petulant children,… Continue reading
Things look very different than 2011.
Indeed, the conflict over raising the debt ceiling strikes a familiar note. And the power players are the same, too. But while President Obama talked to House Speaker Boehner almost every day during the… Continue reading
As I discussed in my most recent post, thanks to last week’s newest revelation–that the NSA scans virtually all communications between Americans and their correspondents overseas, based on the conveniently inexplicit and ambiguous rule that the NSA may “seek to… Continue reading
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Google’s War On Government Secrecy
After NSA Leaks, Senators Re-Introduce Bill To Reduce Patriot Act Secrecy
As the world was first introduced to Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old… Continue reading
It is bad enough that former Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar was unfairly convicted and jailed last summer for four years after being charged with misusing property and government power. And that prior to his conviction he was imprisoned so as… Continue reading
Nicolas Maduro’s 1.5% win indicated that Venezuela is, at best, a totally divided society. It also suggests that the winner, Maduro, has no legitimacy.
In winning the election, Maduro deployed tens of millions–if not hundreds of millions–of dollars in state… Continue reading
In the past few weeks, Democrats and Republicans have offered up competing budget proposals—the Democrats in the Senate, the Republicans in the House—to address the nation’s mounting fiscal challenges.
The two budgets are roughly $1 trillion apart on taxes and… Continue reading
In his call for smarter government, President Obama was consciously trying to move away from the positioning that was ascribed to him after his inaugural address, that of adopting a new liberal agenda.
That being said, with the President’s calls… Continue reading