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2004: An Election for the Ages? James W. Hilty
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2004
In the upcoming race, "Bush and his advisors clearly have their eyes on a larer political objective: nothing less than an electoral realignment and virtual one-party control of government. . . ."
 
A History Lesson in the AP Test Controversy Wilfred M. McClay
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2015
"The sudden passion to cleanse the American landscape of any and all allusions to the Confederacy or slaveholding...suggests the emergence of a public that is losing meaningful contact with its own history."
 
A Prescription for American Health Care John C. Goodman
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2009
Continuing on our current path--allowing health care costs to rise at twice the rate of income under the aegis of an unworkable government Ponzi scheme--is . . . unreasonable."
 
Administering America John Marini
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2014
"The Constitution . . . Remains the source of authority for those in and out of government who oppose the administrative state, and a stumbling block to those who support it."
 
Anatomy of a Bailout Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2010
"There is no substitute for integrity, good judgment, and a true sense of responsibility on the part of the financial decisionmakers at every level, in both the public and private sectors."
 
Another Government Scheme that Needs Fixing Michael Tanner
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2012
". . . Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme only because Charles Ponzi did not have a gun. [The system] never will go broke as long as the government can force people to pay more taxes and accept fewer benefits."
 
Antiwar Critics Not Held Accountable
News View Category: National Affairs Published: December 2003
 
Are Pres. Bush and the Founding Fathers on the Same Page? Charles R. Kesler
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2005
"There is, in Bush's use of . . . Ideas, a certain ambiguity or confusion between the right to be free and the capacity to be free. The two are not quite the same."
 
Balancing the Budget Via Veto Anthony W. Hawks
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2004
". . . A new set of checks and balances effctively would be created: Congressional spending would be checked by the president's reduction veto power, and abuse . . . Would be balanced by Congress' ability to cancel the power with a budget surplus."
 
Big Brother Is on the Move
News View Category: National Affairs Published: December 2005
 
Big Labor vs. Right to Work Laws Reed E. Larson
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2001
Although the Supreme Court has established a number of precedents protecting the rights of workers, organized labor persists in using its political power to evade and defy those rulings to the fullest extent it can.
 
Can America Deal with the 21st Century? Chuck Hagel
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2006
"Strong and imaginative leadership, coherent policies, and responsible politics and government will sustain our great nation."
 
Can the Clash of Civilizations Produce Alternate Energy Sources? Gerald E. Marsh
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2007
With the war in Iraq and the muddle in the Middle East, the time is ripe for the U.S. to reduce its dependence on oil from the Persian Gulf--but where can the country turn for new sources of energy?
 
Can the U.S. Continue to Flex Its Economic Muscle? Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2003
Are burgeoning budget deficits, national security overruns, burdensome government regulations, Medicare funding woes, and stiff global competition endangering America's powerhouse status?
 
Children of Illegal Immigrants Are Not U.S. Citizens Edward J. Erler
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2009
". . . It is difficult to fathom how those who defy American law can derive benefits for their children by their defiance--or that any sovereign nation would allow such a thing."
 
Confronting the Problem of Illegal Mexican Migration to the U.S. Daniel T. Griswold
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2003
"If a wide enough channel were opened so that the supply of workers from Mexico could be legally matched with the demand for their labor in the U.S., the rationale for the current illegal flow of Mexican migrants would vanish."
 
Congress Can Curtail President's War Plans
News View Category: National Affairs Published: April 2007
 
Conservative Catholics and the GOP Patricia Miller
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2002
"While the long-term outcome of efforts to lock up the Catholic vote for the Republican Party is in doubt, the short-term impact of conservative Catholics on the Bush Administration's policies is easier to see."
 
Corrupting Charity Michael Tanner
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2001
"As they become increasingly dependent on government money, charities could find their missions shifting, their religious character lost, and the very things that made them so successful destroyed."
 
Creating a More Secure America David Cortright
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2004
By employing cooperative engagement--the perfect antidote to the Bush Administration's insistence on preemptive unilateralism--the U.S. can bring its security doctrine more in line with global realities.
 
Debt & Deficit John L. Scherer
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2008
"Americans must decide, by reasoning from evidence and studying history, what is affordable and attainable rather than what appears most desirable--and make their wishes clear at the voting booth."
 
Did the President Sic IRS on Tea Party to Undermine Supreme Court Decision? Jonathan W. Emord
News View Category: National Affairs Published: April 2014
 
Disenfranchisement's Threat to Democracy Rev. Otis Moss Jr.
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2004
There is a real danger to the Republic when large segments of the population never make it to the polls while politicians "gerrymand" the boundaries for those who do vote.
 
Disposable Workers of the Oil and Gas Fields Ray Ring
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2007
If you do not have a college degree, it is the best job in the West--unless you die . . . unnoticed.
 
Election Fraud Remains Commonplace Bob Williams
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2005
"The laws that protect the integrity of our elections have been eroding for years, but it took a few whisker-thin races to bring national attention to the problem."
 
Energy Independence Day Is Just Around the Corner Chris Faulkner
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2013
"U.S. consumers will be more insulated from some of this market volatility when America becomes energy self-sufficient, and even more so one the U.S. is a net oil exporter."
 
Entrepreneurship Will Beat Battleshipa Jeremy Wiesen
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2007
"Money cures almost all ills, while its absence is a precursor of restlessness, discontent, and violence. We need a foreign policy that showers dollars, not bombs, that ships business plans, not Humvees, abroad."
 
Examining the Economics of Environmental Policy Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2008
"At the heart of benefit-cost, cost-effectiveness, and benefit-risk analyses is the proposition that the existence of finite resources requires society to set priorities and make choices."
 
Fat City Should not Become Tax City Christopher Snowden
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2015
"The simple truth is that obesity is, has been, and always will be caused by an exccess of calories from any source--frequently also to physical inactivity and various shades of gluttony. Vilifying a single ingredient has no scientific validity…
 
Fearing the New and Improved Hillary Clinton Bay Buchanan
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2007
"[We are] witnessing a carefully planned and professional orchestrated transformation of an unprincipled left-wing politician who will let nothing, not even her deepest-held beliefs, stand in the way of becoming first woman elected president of the U.S."
 
Global Warming: A Blessing in Disguise Gerald E. Marsh
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2009
"The real tipping point for civilization is the beginning of another Ice Age--not a world a few degrees warmer."
 
Gmae On!!! Robert J. Bresler
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2017
"No Administration in recent history has confronted as much animosity as the Trump Administration. The vitriol is coming from a triumvirate of elites: Hollywood and New York celebrities; the major media outlets…Donald Trump…welcomes the fight."
 
Goracle Gushings on Faith-Based Science Gerald E. Marsh
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2008
". . . We are about to waste an enormous amount of money and effort on carbon mitigation without lowering CO2 emissions one whit. [Al Gore] and his fellow travelers will carry the day."
 
Gunning Down Personal Freedom Edward J Erler
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2013
"The notion of collective rights is wholly the invention of the Progressive founders of the administrative state, who were engaged in a self-conscious effort to supplant the principles of limited government embodied in the Constitution."
 
How Does the U.S. Economy Stack Up? Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2010
It would be helpful if the public, as well as governmental decisionmakers, would take more enlightened positions on the vital role of private enterprise, especially companies involved heavily in international trade and investment.
 
How Intelligence Works (When it Does) Herbet E. Meyer
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2017
"Good intellingece is a combination of information and insight. Information is the raw material, while insight is the finished product."
 
How to Develop a National Energy Policy Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2009
"Minimizing the disruption to the national economy may warrant a significant role for conventional fuels during the limited period that new energy sources are being developed and the means for their distribution put in place."
 
How to Play "Spin the Budget" Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2010
"Lack of transparency is endemic in governmental data, but the difficulty of finding basic historical data on central government debt is comical."
 
How to Reduce Government Spending--Really! Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2010
". . . Opportunities for serious budget pruning abound in every department and agency--military and civilian as well as social and economic."
 
If Given the Chance, the Dems Will Make the U.S. into a "Flabby Europe" Robert J. Bresler
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2017
A [Democratic-controlled] gov't will make the Obama Administration look like weak tea. The program will be to alter the political landscape so that nothing like the Trump Admin. Or, for that matter, any conservative administration, ever returns to power.
 
Is America Ready for a Woman President? Marie C. Wilson
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2002
"With each Election Day, as more females fill the political pipeline from city councils to statehouses to Congress, we get another year closer to a nation where it is normal for a woman to be CEO, governor, and, yes, even president."
 
Is It Up to the U.S. to Fix the Middle East? Chuck Hagel
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2006
"Military action alone will not destroy Hezbollah or Hamas. . . . The pursuit of tactical military triumphs at the expense of the core strategic objective of Arab-Israeli peace is a hollow victory."
 
Is Terrorism's Threat Overblown? John L. Scherer
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2003
"Americans must remain vigilant, of course, but there is no need to raid the Treasury or turn the country upside down pursuing phantoms."
 
Is There No Way Out? William McGurn
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2012
Public sector unions have become a vanguard movement within liberalism. There is no connection between effort and reward. You are guaranteed your job and a salary increase. There is a kind of bureaucratic equality.
 
Killing Us with Kindness William Voegeli
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2015
The machinery created by the politics of kindness does not work very well--in the sense of being economical, adaptable, and effective--because the liberals who build, operate, defend, and seek to expand do not really care whether it works well…
 
Leaders Should Not Follow Opinion Polls Robert Weissberg
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2002
"To maintain that the people, as haphazardly defined by a telephone-dialing machine and as interviewed by those beyond public accountability, should guide elected officials is nonsense."
 
Lessons of the 2000 Election John Samples , Tom G. Palmer , Patrick Basham
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2001
". . . Election 2000 showed the continuing vitality of the American political tradition of limited government and individual liberty."
 
Lessons--and Warnings--from the Libyan Intervention John Samples
Category: International Affairs Published: January 2012
It is one thing to have a President who is reluctant to acknowledge American exceptionalism, but quite another to turn over our nation's ability to make war to the United Nations.
 
Limiting Government After September 11 Tom G. Palmer , John Samples
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2002
It's time for Washington to turn its formidable resources to protecting Americans & stop robbing some to benefit others, jailing some to satisfy others & arrogating to itself add'l powers not authorized by the fundamental social contract, the Constitution
 
Medicaid: America's Undisputed Boondoggle Champion Michael F. Cannon
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2006
Its costs--both seen and unseen--are enormous, as the 40-year-old Federal initiative "now is bigger than Medicare (the Federal health program for the elderly and disabled) and is the single largest item in state budgets, even more so than. . .education."
 
Meeting the Global Energy Challenge Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2002
"There are no quick solutions to the energy supply and infrastructure challenge facing the U.S. specifically and the global marketplace generally."
 
Memo to the Candidates Chuck Hagel
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2008
"John McCain and Barack Obama are meeting at a time of historic confluence. They forever will be linked together. The next two months will define how they are remembered."
 
More Slices from a Smaller Pie Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2010
It has become quite apparent that the Obama Administration's major objective is a complete redistribution of the nation's wealth through a series of severe regulatory programs and onerous tax-and-spend initiatives.
 
Most Americans Down on Iran
News View Category: International Affairs Published: December 2006
 
New Campaign Financing Regulations May Already Be a Failure Patrick Basham
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2003
". . . The allegedly reformed campaign of the future will be less competitive, less controlled by candidates and their parties, and more influenced by the mainstream media and will involve fewer voters than the typical campaign of today."
 
No Less than Our Liberty Is at Stake Jonathan W. Emord
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2011
"If the health reform law is upheld, the precedent established immediately and universally will deprive Americans of freedom and threaten to magnify that deprivation over time."
 
ObamaCare's Rocky Road to Reality Steve Riczo
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2011
". . . If the law ultimately is repealed, it should be replaced with a streamlined version that more sensibly meets the objectives of universal coverage at a more affordable price."
 
Oil Is Not a National Security Issue Donald Losman
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2002
". . . America steadfastly clings to perceptions formed in the 1970s, and national policies continue to reflect oil paranoia."
 
On Guard on America: The National Guard Provides Homeland Defense Jon Powers , Robert Stephenson
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2002
"With the downsizing of the active duty forces, more than 50% of our nation's combat capability resides within the National Guard and Reserve."
 
On the Defensive Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2012
The challenge facing planners in the second decade of the 21st century is how, at a time of severe budgetary pressures, does the nation maintain the defense industry's innovative, managerial, and technological strength so vital to national security?
 
On the Defensive Jean-Louis Bruguiere
Category: International Affairs Published: May 2007
"One thing is certain. . . . Military intervention in Iraq and the climate of open rebellion that ensued profoundly have altered the terms of the [terrorist] threat and now condition its development."
 
Perhaps the States Can Save Us Ken Cuccinelli
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2011
"At a time such as this, when principled conservatives do not control the reins of power in Washington, state attorneys general become the first line of defense against Federal government overreach."
 
Policy Challenges Facing the Next President Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2008
". . . It seems quite clear that, warts and all, the U.S. still is the freest society with the strongest economy of any nation on the face of the globe."
 
Preemptive War: A Prelude to Global Peril? Charles W. Kegley Jr. , Gregory A. Raymond
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2003
"Flexing military muscles without an international mandate and without convincing justification can prostitute traditional and honorable American principles, erod the U.S.'s reputation, and undermine its capacity to lead."
 
Reforming U.S. Intelligence After the Terrorist Attack Craig R. Eisendrath , Melvin A. Goodman
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2001
". . . The President and Congress must radically increase their surveillance of intelligence if America is to have a system that is both effective and reflective of democratic values."
 
Responding to Terrorism: Conscription Is Not the Answer Doug Bandow
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2003
"A draft is not an intelligent way to fill a set of needs as diverse as those presented by the war on terrorism."
 
Revenue Boom Should Pave Way for Tax Cuts
News View Category: National Affairs Published: April 2006
 
Sanctuary…Not! Jonathan W. Emord
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2017
"After [Pres. Donald] Trump is sworn into office, his first move should be to demand compliance with Federal law and warn that any state or local official who stands in the way of Federal law enforcement will be arrested and prosecuted."
 
Saving Social Security Chuck Hagel
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2005
"This is a defining debate for today's leaders. Doing nothing is irresponsible and cowardly. It is in every American's interest to deal with this challenge."
 
School Choice's Ace in the Hole Adam Schaeffer
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2008
"School Choice is the destination and education tax credits are what will get us there."
 
Scientific Uncertainties and Policy Controversies Over Global Warming Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2005
"Because of America's great dependence on fossil fuels for energy, the economic impact of [reducing emissions] would be particularly severe on the U.S. economy."
 
Send in the Clowns Robert J. Bresler
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2016
"Peddling illusions and divisions is toxic to a democracy. Is there any statesmanship to be found in these candidates? Is it too much to ask that one attempt to find common ground to repair our divided country?..."
 
Should Fannie and Freddie Be Privatized?
News View Category: National Affairs Published: August 2005
 
Should the U.S. Weaponize Space? Charles V. Pena
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2002
"In the post-Cold War environment--with no immediate threat from another great power and none on the horizon (at least in the near to mid term)--Washington must avoid establishing inflated and costly military requirements for space-based resources."
 
Shut Up! Kimberly A. Strassel
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2017
"…Following the Citizens United ruling, the left settled on a new strategy. If it could no longer use speech laws against its opponents…it would threaten, harass, and intimidate its opponents out of participation."
 
Social Security Shortchanges African-Americans Michael Tanner
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2001
Because Social Security taxes squeeze out private savings and investments, the result is a growing wealth gap, with blacks falling further and further behind.
 
Social Security: "A Crisis That Doesn't Exist"? Andrew G. Biggs
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2001
"A Social Security crisis is coming, and it could turn out to be even worse than projected."
 
States Face Fiscal Crunch After 1990s' Spending Surge Stephen Moore , Chris Edwards , Phil Kerpen
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2003
". . . Governments must maximize their efficiency and not let tax rates get out of line with neighboring jurisdictions. Tax increases result in fewer businesses, slower economic growth, and a smaller tax base."
 
Stepping on the Third Rail of Politics Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2014
". . . The longer we kick the can (of Social Security financial problems) down the road, the bigger that can will become--and, sooner or later, it will become too heave to move."
 
Stop Welcoming Everybody Michelle Malkin
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2009
"We are not a boardinghouse for the world. We are a sovereign nation. It is time we started acting like one."
 
Suing the President Craig Eisendrath
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2003
Members of Congress are endeavoring to prevent Pres. Bush from abrogating treaties without Congressional consent.
 
Supreme Decisions Ahead Edward J. Erler
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2011
While the Tea Party probably is our best hope, its adherents will have to learn that the task is not to weaken the power of govt--it is to confine the govt to the exercise of its delegated powers that was the legacy of the founders.
 
Taking Care of Business Matthias Kuntzel
Category: International Affairs Published: May 2007
"If Great Britain & the EU fail to put...pressure on Iran & confront it with either changing course or suffering devastating economic blows, all that will remain will be the choice between a bad solution (military option) & a dreadful one (Iranian bomb).
 
The 15 Trillion Dollar War on Poverty Is a Failure Michael Tanner
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2012
Shouldn't we judge the success of our efforts not by how much charity we provide to the poor, but by how few people need such charity? It should be clear that we need to focus less on making poverty more comfortable and more on creating prosperity.
 
The Battle of Indiana and the Promise of Battles to Come David French
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2015
"These battles will stop only if Christians abandon their historic faith on a national scale or if the Left decides that it is content to 'live and let live'--to work, attend school, and share the public square with people who express moral disagreement."
 
The Clintons Keep Cashing In Raymond L. Fischer
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2016
"The Clinton Foundation has failed to disclose millions of dollars in donations from foreign entities who 'needed Secretary of State Clinton to approve transactions with serious national security implications and without Obama Administration approval.' "
 
The Dubious Economics of the Obama Plan Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2009
Although the legislation is referred to as an economic stimulus plan, the CBO expects more of the money to be spent in 2011 and 2012 than in 2009. Despite protestations, these are not the actions of an Administration friendly to private enterprise.
 
The Many Misgivings of "Black Lives Matter" Heather Mac Donald
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2016
"I do not know what will end the current frenzy against the police. What I do know is that we are playing with fire and, if it keeps spreading, it will be hard to put out."
 
The Media and Politics: It's More Than the News Steve Bell
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2001
". . . We cannot afford to ignore the overwhelming evidence that the media--old and new combined--is dramatically changing through the democratic process."
 
The Myths and Truths of Family Abduction Nancy B. Hammer
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2003
Though the public believes the incidences of these kidnappings are infrequent, they rank as the second-largest category of missing children in the U.S.
 
The Never-Ending Dilemma Over Medicare and Social Security Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2006
This pair of political hot potatoes has generated lots of debate, but no viable solutions, as a basic question continues to remain unanswered: How long will the working population agree that a rising share of its taxes goes to people no longer working?
 
The Party's Over--Maybe for Good Gerald E. Marsh
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2011
". . . The GDP of the U.S. had, by June 2010, recovered to a few percent higher than it was in the first quarter of 2007, while employment was five percent lower than it was in the first quarter."
 
The Path to Intelligence Reform James W. Harris
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2002
"Changes in the intelligence craft must go beyond redrawing the organizational chart and redesigning its chain of command."
 
The President and the Terrorist: Does George W. Bush Have Business Ties to Osama bin Laden? Marc Umile
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2004
Isn't it a concern that George H.W. Bush, having traveled the world soliciting business for a giant defense contractor with deep ties to Saudi sheiks who funded Al Qaeda ... May have been whispering into the ear of his son to wage a global war on terror?
 
The Silencing Raymond L. Fischer
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2016
"The liberal left has abandoned the open-mindedness and reason of liberalism for prejudice, ideological conformity, and marginalization for opposing thoughts."
 
The Slippery Slope to National Health Care Michael Tanner
Category: National Affairs Published: July 2006
A mandate forcing individuals to purchase health insurance not only would be impractical, unenforceable & prohibitively expensive, it would represent...another unconstitutional breach of the people's right to live free from onerous government regulation.
 
The Tax Reform Revolution Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2005
"The four approaches to tax reform--flat, USA, national sales, and value-added--all are variations on the same theme. All would shift the base of Federal taxation from income to consumption while simplifying the process of complying with the tax law."
 
The Time Is Now to Rescue the American Idea Paul Ryan
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2014
The difference b/n the safety net and the Progressive bureaucracy is the difference b/n fair play and playing favorites, [as] our current president treats the rule of law like a rule of thumb. The three branches of govt are supposed to control each other.
 
The U.S. Must Step Up--Now! Chuck Hagel
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2005
". . . In the widening circle of global freedom, the U.S. must commit to taking the long view of its role in the world. That will require strong and imaginative leadership, coherent policies, and responsible politics and government."
 
There Are Better Ways for NSA to Root Out Terrorists Elliot D. Cohen
Category: National Affairs Published: September 2015
"The question of justifying the existence and use ofo such technology is whether the expedience of gaining access to information more quickly is worth the investment of billions of dollars and the cost to human privacy."
 
There Will Be No Farewell to Arms John L. Scherer
Category: International Affairs Published: May 2006
Vigorous opposition to unnecessary intervention in "crises" around the world has fallen on deaf ears, as each Administration since WWII has managed to blunder US foreign policy at the needless expense of American lives and the country's reputation abroad.
 
This Church Victory Is a Win for Everyone Jonathan W. Emord
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2012
"A government instituted among men to protect the rights of the governed must respect freedom of conscience in matters of religion equally and must leave organization and practices of religion beyond the reach of the state."
 
Time to Tap the Energy Way Up North Sarah Palin
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2009
If energy imports were curtailed completely, Alaska could provide seven years of crude oil independence and an eight-year supply of natural gas. Vast resources are being warehoused underground by Congress, placing us in a ridiculous difficult position.
 
Trump's Opportunity and Agenda Robert J. Bresler
Category: National Affairs Published: January 2017
"Presidents usually begin their terms with a fund of political goodwill. This cannot be 'twittered' away. Trump's adolescent behavior must disapppear. He is the president, and has an extraordinary opportunity--something that does not come along often…"
 
U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11 Craig Eisendrath
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2002
The Bush Administration has willfully wrecked int'l negotiations looking to control bacteriological weapons, backed off from agreements restricting small arms & land mines, refused adherence to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, & abrogated the ABM Treaty
 
U.S. Oil Supplies Are Not at Risk Eric Gholz , Daryl G. Press
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2007
It is past time for political and ecological alarmists to stop spreading unfounded fears that America's energy security somehow is endangered.
 
Waging War in the Heavens Craig Eisendrath
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2006
Profit and power go hand in hand as the U.S. gears up to spread its military influence to yet another vast region--outer space.
 
War with Iran Is Not the Answer Justin Logan
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2007
"The consequences of a 'nuclear' preventive war with Iran easily could be worse than what has occurred after the 'weapons of mass destruction' preventive war in Iraq. Neither the Bush Administration nor the country should seek to make same mistake twice."
 
Washington Think Tanks Had Better Start Thinking Harder--and Fast Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2011
"Think tanks should be an antidote to the oversimplified sloganeering that dominates today's public policy debates."
 
What If Terrorists Wipe Out Congress?
News View Category: National Affairs Published: April 2004
 
What the CIA Doesn't See Herbert E. Meyer
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2004
"The problem with the [Central Intelligence Agency] lies within its structure and culture. It does not match the task because the analytic side of intelligence is unlike any other function of government."
 
Where Is the Light for the Dark Days Ahead? Jason L. Riley
Category: National Affairs Published: May 2015
"Racism has become an all-purspose explanation for bad black outcomes, be they social or economic. … Today there is no greater impediment to black advancement than the self-pitying mindset that permeates black culture."
 
Why War Is So Affordable: The Military's Role in the U.S. Economy Murray Weidenbaum
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2005
"Within wide limits, the U.S. can afford to spend whatever it believes to be necessary to promote the nation's security. . . ."
 
Will There Be Justice? Scott Pruitt
Category: National Affairs Published: November 2016
"the appiontment of the next Supreme Court Justice could be the most legally significant event for our country in a generation."
 
You Say You Want a Revolution Brian Domitrovic
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2014
Tax cuts, stable money, and the rendering of spending and regulation as superfluous are the formula of the supply-side revolution.They stand sentinel, not long ago in our history, as the way to advance through our sluggishness and purposelessness today.