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January 9, 2012

United States
Hating Democracy in the Middle East?

Has the Washington foreign policy establishment disavowed democracy in the Middle East?  According to Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald the answer is a resounding yes.  Greenwald, a lawyer by training and …

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December 19, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Gingrich Down and Paul Up

Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich during the Republican Party presidential candidates debate in Sioux City, Iowa on December 15, 2011. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) What the polls giveth, the polls taketh a…

Republican presidential candidate, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), makes a point as former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) (L) listens during the Republican Party presidential candidates debate in Sioux City, Iowa, December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)

November 28, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Is Foreign Policy a Problem for Ron Paul?

Ron Paul speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference  on October 19, 2011. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) A common trope so far in campaign 2012 is the argument that Republicans have…

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas speaks during the Western Republican Leadership Conference at The Venetian hotel-casino in Nevada October 19, 2011. Picture taken October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

February 23, 2011

CFR at the Oscars

Click here to view this video on Youtube.com My job gives me opportunities to work with people who have sterling credentials: Nobel Prize winners, Hayek Award winners, Rhodes Scholars, and Marsha…

January 21, 2011

Friday File: Obama 2.0

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington. (Poll New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has reached the halfway po…

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington

November 16, 2010

Politics and Government
Election Re-Cap

Two weeks after the midterm elections that shook up Washington, here are five things we know: 1. The Democrats took a beating.  When your party loses more House seats than in any election sinc…

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November 8, 2010

United States
Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

America’s share of global military spending is a measure, albeit crude, of its military supremacy. Viewed through this lens, the United States is clearly dominant, accounting for over 40% of the w…

Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?