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U.S and China in a Lethal Game of Cyber Chess

By Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 10:41pm

In a game of “I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours” that would make Anthony Wiener proud, Pentagon officials have been briefing Chinese defense leaders on our military and intelligence community’s cyber intentions and capabilities.

They apparently expected...

The IMF Needs to Answer An Age-Old Question

By Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 3:45pm

As International Monetary Fund officials and central bankers gather in D.C. this week for their annual meeting, we’re still debating if we should intervene in countries and financial institutions that face economic and fiscal crisis.

At the center of this debate...

11 Reasons We Can’t Ignore Alzheimer’s Anymore

By Monday, March 17, 2014 - 1:15pm

With the near-perfect correlation between Alzheimer’s and aging, the longevity miracle of the 20th century is in danger of becoming a health crisis in this century. 

As they look at the Obama administration’s budget projections for 2015, analysts at...

Obama's Idea of Rescuing African Elephants Will Only Kill Them

By Friday, March 14, 2014 - 4:00pm

Bad news: The Obama White House has resolved to save African elephants. The administration has adopted a two-pronged approach – new, overreaching regulations that impact collectors and museums worldwide, and an aggressive program to destroy confiscated ivory stocks....

Obamacare: Obama’s Press Secretary Defends the Indefensible

By Friday, March 7, 2014 - 11:59am

There are days when you absolutely have to feel sorry for President Obama’s press secretary Jay Carney – those days when he is pressed to defend the indefensible.


Why Our Aging Society Dooms Obamacare

By Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

As debates continue over just how well Obamacare can work (or even if it can), we might be better off investing our energies and hopes in the private sector...

Cruz: The Tea Party Texan Who Wants to Save America from Itself

By Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:41pm

Everywhere Ted Cruz goes, people are frightened. To hear him tell it, the freshman senator from Texas can’t so much as cross the street without someone stopping him, putting a hand on his shoulder, and saying, “Ted, I’m scared. I’m scared for this country.”

In a...

Geithner’s Forthcoming Memoir Aims to Connect the Dots of the Financial Crisis

By Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:01pm
Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s memoir of the financial crisis will be published May 13. Spoiler alert: He feels unappreciated.

Obamacare Diverts Us from the Real Health Care Debate

By Friday, February 21, 2014 - 9:15am

What is becoming increasingly clear as the debate over Obamacare gets louder and more partisan is that the arguments have little to do with health care. Ostensibly, Obamacare is designed to create a more comprehensive system of care and coverage. Really, though, it’s...

Obama’s Misguided Policies Lead to Job Destruction

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:26pm

As long as president Obama has occupied the oval office, Americans have listed job creation at the top of their priority list. Not healthcare, not climate change, not...