Tag Archives: New World

Deconstructing the Consequences of “Buy American”

Machiavelli’s Cat has a fun post that plainly points out the macroeconomic consequences of protectionism, following on the heels of the “Buy American” provisions that were added to President Barack Obama’s $820 billion stimulus package. In sum, the stimulus package … Continue reading

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Obama, Tested?

Prior to Obama being elected, I wrote that his foreign policy “scares me,” referring specifically to North Korea. Vice presidential candidate Biden said that Obama would be “tested” in his first year in office. Kaplan wrote that, if elected, Obama … Continue reading

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What part of legal [U.S.] immigration don’t you understand?

Because it’s all explained real simple right here.

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Four Years On, a look at America’s Ambassadors to Japan

Adamu has a post at Mutanfrog to note speculation that former Vice President Al Gore may be selected as ambassador to Japan. That has me thinking about the past, present, and future ambassadors to Japan that inspires me to repost … Continue reading

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Divine Indemnification

Former Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers sued God last year, “seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes.” Judge Marlon Polk threw out the suit, saying: There was no evidence that … Continue reading

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Victim of bureaucratic jealousy

Canada shows us a brilliant example of how bureaucratic turf wars on the homefront can negatively impact the war effort: Due to “interdepartmental jealousies”:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080801.wafghan-sat02/BNStory/International/home, the Department of National Defence has decided to disband the Strategic Advisory Team-Afghanistan. Since 2005 this … Continue reading

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No militaries in the gay!

“This”:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080617.wmilitary-banned0617/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20080617.wmilitary-banned0617 is wrong on so many levels: Hamilton’s gay pride festival says it banned the Canadian military this year because of alleged human rights violations around the world. The decision has ignited a furious backlash within some in the gay … Continue reading

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The democratic nominee debate in historical context

“The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858″:http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/2008/04/the-lincoln-dou.html Brilliant.

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Can we survive China’s rush to emulate the American way of life?

Readers would not often catch Lord Curzon perusing the pages of Mother Jones, a liberal-progressive commentary magazine. However, a recent article subtitled, “Can the world survive China’s headlong rush to emulate the American way of life?” caught my eye like … Continue reading

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Hate in the USA

The “Southern Poverty Law Center”:hhttp://www.splcenter.org/news/item.jsp?aid=300 says that hate groups in the US have surged to 888 in 2007, up from 602 in 2000. See “who and where they are”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/graphic/2008/03/07/GR2008030702914.html. All hate groups profiled are race-based. “Diversity Matters notes”:http://diversity.lohudblogs.com/2008/03/10/hate-groups-are-on-the-rise-in-america/ that much … Continue reading

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