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“You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; … Continue reading
It kills me that somehow the right-est wing of the conservative movement, a movement comprised of lower-to-middle income earners (and a small percentage of top earners) has some how ascribed to the belief that laissez faire economics somehow benefit them. When in fact, … Continue reading
OK people. Relax over the jobs numbers. While there are some negative signs in the economy now, there are also a lot of negative things going on in the world right now. I do not think that the economy is … Continue reading
President Obama heads to Ohio today (see: crucial electoral state) to tour a Crystler plant and most likely speak about American ingenuity and innovation. This will coincide nicely with the release of a government jobs report, which will probably show that … Continue reading
David Rothkopf asks a great question this morning which can seemingly serve a larger purpose than he intends. American fatalism , or rather defeatism, is pervasive. People of all political leanings call for the decline of American hegemony, the rise … Continue reading
Don’t you just love it when you work on a project for weeks and then INSA barges in and messes it all up?
Insomuch as I have disagreements (deep and veracious disagreements) with the neo-conservative movement idealized by the Department of Defense in the early George W. Bush years, Politico did a thoughtful interview with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently, entitled … Continue reading
Via BBC. The EU has finally agreed to issue a set of sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and officials in his regime. Whether this development is a direct result of President Obama’s speech last week is indeterminable, however, what we … Continue reading
Takeaways from yesterday’s speech: 1. After years of pursuing a strategy based on pragmatism, the President elevated enhancing democratic reforms and strengthening human rights to a US core priority for the region. This, to me, is the most critical portion … Continue reading
The White House today released its new international strategy for cyberspace which seeks to unify the broad efforts of cabinet agencies and define the US role in international cyberspace security and internet freedom. For any readers with an interest in … Continue reading