Guess what happened in 1980?
Entries Tagged as 'Politics'
March 19th, 2009 · 6 Comments
March 18th, 2009 · No Comments
Douglas Rushkoff makes the case for a slight tweak (!) to our current economy:
But this changed the shape of business fundamentally. Instead of thriving on innovation and progress, corporate monopolies simply sought to extract wealth from the regions they controlled. They didn’t need to compete, anymore, so they just sucked resources from places and people. [...]
January 21st, 2009 · No Comments
This is an amazing bit of journalism - a description of what has actually happened in Pakistan and Afghanistan over the last 10 years. The Pakistani government has protected the Taliban and other terrorist groups in order to keep Afghanistan and India off balance, while lying or paying mere lip service to us.
Pakistan in Peril [...]
January 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments
You can complain about socialized medicine and tout the advantages of a free market until the cows come home, but this graph shows we are obviously doing something wrong. I find it especially ironic that Cuba is right next to us.
December 18th, 2008 · No Comments
Why the NSA is obsolete:
I think the problem is more serious than people realize. I talked to the people at Fort Gordon [in Georgia], which is the main listening post for the Middle East and North Africa. What was shocking to me was the people who were there were saying they didn’t have anybody [at [...]
November 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment
No matter which side you took in the last two years, consider this: America has elected a black president. 50 years ago it was difficult for a black person to vote, much less hold office. It’s a happy day when we prove a man can be elected commander-in-chief based on his merits, not [...]
September 22nd, 2008 · No Comments
So we’re supposed to give $700 billion to this guy with no regulation at all.
Wasn’t lack of regulation what led to this situation in the first place?
Dirty Secret Of The Bailout: Thirty-Two Words That None Dare Utter
August 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment
July 12th, 2008 · No Comments
It’s interesting to see the other way of looking at the last 7 years of the Bush presidency. This WSJ editoral states:
Nearly seven years after 9/11, the U.S. homeland hasn’t been struck again and American civil liberties remain intact. So how does Congress say “thank you”? By trying to ruin the men who in [...]
April 3rd, 2008 · No Comments
One of my pet peeves with government is the never-ending attempt to legislate morality. Whether it’s burkas in Tehran, outlawing the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings in Texas, it’s always the same. More often than not it is given some altruistic goal of helping children, or, in this case, poor and abused [...]