You don't have to be a Harvard economics professor like Jeffrey Miron to know that America's war on drugs is a lost cause.
How to End Drug Violence
Interview With Jeffrey Mironby
You don't have to be a Harvard economics professor like Jeffrey Miron to know that America's war on drugs has been a lost cause for decades. Now a bloody war between the Mexican government and vicious drug cartels is raging just across our southern border, killing thousands and threatening to spread into the U.S.A. Read more
Top ten political recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics:
The top ten recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle:
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut: $103,100
President Barack Obama: $101,332
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona: $59,499
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: $35,965
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana: $24,750
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney: $20,850
Vice President Joe Biden: $19,975
Rep. John Larson, D-Connecticut: $19,750
Sen. John Sununu, R-New Hampshire: $18,500 Read more
One key word associated with the presidency of Barrack Obama is ….... change.
Obama’s foreign policy challenges
By: ISM KHAN
One key word associated with the presidency of Barrack Obama is … change. This change was reflected when Americans overwhelmingly voted for him, ousting his predecessor George Bush. But the desire of change is not confined within the national boundaries. Obama’s rise to power was followed, meticulously, by the globe and we need not go into how Kenya, a developing country, announced national holiday celebrating his victory or how the mainstream media in Muslim countries would refer to Obama by his second name, Hussain. Read more
Thrid Time's The Charm - The New Secretary of Commerce Nominee
Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) served two terms as the the 21st governor of Washington from 1997-2005. He is the first Chinese American to serve as governor of a state in United States history. On February 25, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Locke as the next Secretary of Commerce.
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Following inauguration last Tuesday, the new president hit the ground running with a long list of challenges to address.
Week One: A Strong Start for the President
Following inauguration last Tuesday, the new president hit the ground running with a long list of challenges to address. While most of the focus has been on his first 100 days, his first week provided a glimpse into where his priorities lie, largely in line with his agenda during the campaign. "This moment of peril must be turned to one of progress," President Obama explained one week after taking office. His most immediate major challenge being global economic problems, his weekly radio address expressed his feelings on the subject. "We begin this year and this Administration in the midst of an unprecedented crisis that calls or unprecedented action." Read more
If you're looking for gossip about the campaign trial, you won't find it here. But if you're hungry for details about the historic campaign, then pick up A Long Time Coming by Newsweeks' Editor-at-Large Evan Thomas for a narrative account of what really happened behind the scenes last year. But why buy the book when most of the chapters are a reprint of a series of seven articles of "Secrets of the 2008 Campaign" that appeared in Newsweek on Nov 17, 2008? For $22.95, Newsweek provides some extra content, including a prologue, epilogue, and an interview with Obama.
Newsweek has a reputation of good campaign coverage. This year, reporters — Daren Briscoe, Eleanor Clift, Katie Connolly, Peter Goldman, Daniel Stone, and Nick Summers — were sent on the campaign trail. The reporters were given incredible access to the candidates and their team, just as long as none of the details would be printed until after Election Day. Their page turning book provides a gripping tale of the friction, frustrations, hopes, and back stories endured along the way. There are many side stories addressed in this book that you may have already heard about in the news like Sarah Palin's shopping spree. Read more
In the wake of the November elections we've heard a lot of talk about the Republican Party's shortcomings.
In the wake of the November elections we've heard a lot of talk about the Republican Party's shortcomings. They were cast out of Washington due, in large part, to disconnected leadership wracked with scandal and rife with misguided policies. They floundered in the 2008 elections as their assortment of candidates each catered to a different portion of the base. And they will continue to fail in the upcoming years unless they pull themselves together, retool their message, and most importantly, begin nurturing their next crop of promising leaders. But as the Republicans begin their search for self in the wilderness of political defeat, the Democrats face an even greater challenge. Because as they too begin showing all the symptoms of a failing political party, they now differ from the Republicans in one crucial way -- they have a majority. Read more