Boeing (BA), GE Get U.S. License to Supply Spare Parts to Iran

Apr 5, 2014, 9:28 AM

Reuters reports that airplane manufacturer Boeing Company (BA) and engine maker General Electric (GE) said on Friday they had been granted licenses from the U.S.... Read »

The Real Truth About ObamaCare

Apr 3, 2014, 11:44 AM

Despite the worst roll-out conceivable, the Affordable Care Act seems to be working. After decades of rising percentages of Americans’ lacking health insurance,... Read »

Russia and the US Negotiate the Future of Ukraine

Apr 1, 2014, 9:15 AM

During the Cold War, U.S. secretaries of state and Soviet foreign ministers routinely negotiated the outcome of crises and the fate of countries. It has been a long... Read »

The Last NATO President?

Mar 24, 2014, 2:28 PM

Is Barack Obama the last NATO president? The answer may lie in a tiny corner of Russia, wedged deep within NATO territory. Kaliningrad, the city that serves as the... Read »

Senate Near a Bipartisan Deal on Unemployment Insurance

Mar 13, 2014, 3:53 PM

CNBC reports that the U.S. Senate neared a bipartisan deal Thursday night to extend unemployment-insurance benefits to the 2 million jobless Americans who have... Read »

The Energy Weapon

Mar 10, 2014, 9:26 AM

There’s a lot of talk about exploiting the US energy boom to undermine Putin and Russia.  This boom may have profound effects in the long run, but there is nothing... Read »

As Trouble Settles In, Obama Checks Out

Mar 7, 2014, 8:58 AM

Following the news on Wednesday may have given you the unpleasant sensation of being trapped in a high-stakes game of “one of these things is not like the... Read »

YouTube Uncovers The Supreme Court

Mar 6, 2014, 12:00 PM

YouTube is the place to go if you want to see a cover by an independent musician, a witty viral advertising campaign or a home video of adorable kittens. It is not... Read »

Robin Hood Rides to the Rescue

Mar 4, 2014, 6:37 PM

Memo to Obama: Don’t tie progressive spending policy to progressive tax policy. Each can stand on its own. Reported today in the Washington Post: Obama proposes... Read »

Ukraine: Not to Go All Lenin on You, But: What Is To Be Done?

Mar 1, 2014, 3:42 AM

Russia has invaded Crimea-and hence has invaded Ukraine.  No Obamaesque circumlocutions about “uncontested arrivals” can gainsay that very basic fact.  The... Read »

Again With the Lines: Putin’s Appetite Comes With the Eating

Feb 28, 2014, 2:28 PM

Putin dramatically escalated the situation in Crimea over the last 24 hours, sending in troops to occupy airports, blockading roads, surrounding Ukrainian border... Read »

Don’t Be Complacent: Putin Has Not Yet Begun to Fight

Feb 24, 2014, 1:50 PM

Although some have expressed relief that Russian tanks have yet to roll into Ukraine, and taken note of the absence of a Putin rant, and from this concluded that... Read »

Ukraine Turns from Revolution to Recovery

Feb 24, 2014, 12:53 PM

The uprising in Kiev has apparently reached its conclusion. President Viktor Yanukovich and the opposition reached an agreement, negotiated by the Polish, German... Read »

Self-Determination, For Rich Countries

Feb 24, 2014, 9:00 AM

Citizens of Ukraine – some of them, anyway – gained a remarkable if tentative triumph against their domestic oppressors over the weekend. Now they need to be... Read »

The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee on Identity Theft

Feb 13, 2014, 10:30 AM

The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, a longstanding group of economists and former regulators, meet four times a year at the American Enterprise Institute... Read »

Why I’m Free Not To Join AARP

Feb 13, 2014, 10:11 AM

If you ask the average American what the freedoms are guaranteed by the First Amendment, you are likely to get an incomplete list. Most will list the freedoms of... Read »

New Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia

Feb 12, 2014, 11:02 AM

The struggle for some of the most strategic territory in the world took an interesting twist this week. Last week we discussed what appeared to be a significant... Read »

Widening Inequality is Hobbling Equal Opportunity

Feb 11, 2014, 9:13 AM

Is it to be inequality or equal opportunity? Under a headline “Obama Moves to the Right in a Partisan War of Words,” The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes notes... Read »

Hurt by Health Care Reform?

Feb 10, 2014, 8:22 AM

Some of the major polling outfits ask questions in their health care surveys on whether respondents feel the Affordable Care Act has helped or hurt them personally.... Read »

The Absurdities of ACA

Feb 6, 2014, 10:35 AM

Catching up on Obamacare news. The absurdity and flackery are coming fast and furious. Indeed, the flackery is intensifying because the absurdities of ACA are becoming... Read »

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