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Obama's Foreign Policy: The End of the Beginning

Stratfor.com

As August draws to a close, so does the first phase of the Obama presidency. The first months of any U.S. presidency are spent filling key positions and learning the levers of foreign and national security policy. There are also the first rounds of visits with foreign leaders and the ...

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Government Stimulus Spending: Differing Perspectives

President Franklin Roosevelt, speaking of the intractable Depression, sourly admitted that Keynesian fiscal policy, in theory, was the simplest thing in the world, but in practice, a disaster.  A thoughtful reader, who generally disagrees with me, posted the following as part of his comment ...

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How To Hide The Truth - Washington Style

How To Hide The Truth - Washington Style

Harlingen, Texas, August 22, 2009: We have all seen that motion picture and televised legal dramas. One side is seeking important information and the other is attempting to keep that same information hidden. The court orders full disclosure...and what happens?  The side wanting to keep a particular ...

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Will Swiss Banks Have To Reinvent Themselves?

There is no doubt the landmark tax deal between the US and Switzerland this week is a success for UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank by assets under management. By averting a lengthy and painful trial and dodging the bullet of another settlement fine which could have rendered the bank's capital ratio ...

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ACORN Director Pleads Guilty

A high-ranking official at the taxpayer-funded leftist group that conducts fraudulent voter registration drives has pleaded guilty to conspiracy for organizing a scheme that illegally paid workers to register new voters.

As a Nevada field director for the Association of Community Organizations for ...

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New Study Of Declining U.S. Industrial Base

Lexington Institute Releases Study Of Declining U.S. Industrial Base and the Role of the Defense Budget

August 18, 2009 -- The Lexington Institute today released a study of the eroding U.S. industrial base written by senior analyst Dr. Loren Thompson. The study analyzes signs of decay in the ...

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Our New Friend Syria

Geopolitics

JINSA Report #: 917 August 19, 2009

American relations with Syria have been frosty, if not downright icy for decades. Starting with Syrian involvement in the 1976 Lebanese Civil War, the subsequent occupation of Lebanon and arming of Hezbollah - with attendant complicity in the 1983 ...

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Store 'em If You Got 'em

Store 'em If You Got 'em

With the Federal Reserve's daily debauching of the dollar, it's hard for a person to know in what form they should store their savings. Despite the machinations of the Fed, the demand for US dollars continues to be relatively high. As Murray Rothbard noted in The Mystery of Banking, the ...

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Retired Anti-Zionist Founds Think Tank

A newly formed "educational think tank," the International Council for Middle East Studies (ICMES), is poised to influence U.S. policy toward the Middle East in ways that could further harm American interests in the region. It will be led by Norton Mezvinsky, a radical anti-Zionist who recently ...

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