Obama’s 5 Worst Foreign Policy Decisions
Since Barack Obama has been the Hindenburg of Presidents on the domestic front, there hasn't been as much commentary as you'd expect about the fact that he has been the Titanic of Presidents on foreign policy.
John C. Goodman:
Obamacare is Affecting Everyone
Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.
The Foreign Policy of the Three Stooges
The Middle East isnt just a foreign policy problem; its another one of the man-caused disasters that has become the hallmark of the Obama administrations version of Moe, Larry and Curly.
Central African Republic: A History of Violence, But Now a Chance For Peace
With little Western fanfare, outside of a US State Department press release, the Central African Republic late last month established a new transitional government.
A Half-Trillion Dollar Budget Deficit
The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril.
Obama’s Moment to Seize the Day in Iraq
Reports President Obama authorized surveillance flights over Syria suggest he is beginning to seize the moment given to him by the horrific execution of American journalist, James Foley. If he authorizes airstrikes into Syria against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), even over the horizon from Iraq, it could reinforce the moderate Free Syrian Army against both ISIS and Assad. Even if such strikes also helped Assad against ISIS, they would be worth the effort.
US Consumer Spending Unexpectedly Dips; Zero for 79
Mainstream media headlines in the last two days offer an amusing look at GDP forecasts.
Minds in the Dumps
Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation.
Militarization of Police II
Theres a notion, popular among self-avowed libertarians, that among the largest threats facing our nation is that of the militarization of the police.
Of Course the UN Doesn't Matter to Putin
The key question is not, as the US ambassador to the UN posed, today, what will make the Russians listen to the UN. It is what will ensure that the Russians stop. Obviously sanctions miss the mark.
Holder’s Justice Dept Uses Bank Settlements to Fund Democrat Nonprofits
Once again, our Chicago-style Attorney General has proven that corruption is the basic foundation upon which the modern Democrat Party is built. Eric Holder, the nation's top extortionist officer, has been paying off Obama-friendly non-profits with the settlements hes extorted from big banks.
Daniel J. Mitchell:
An Italian Doctor Joins the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame
If were creating a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame, I wont want to discriminate against foreigners. The U.K.-based Telegraph reports, for instance, that an unnamed doctor from Italy is a very worthy candidate for this award.
Extreme Austrians Advocate “Do Nothing” to Stop the 2008 Meltdown
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis.
My Three Favorite ETFs Poised to Profit
This week certainly got started in unusual fashion for me, as I was nearly thrown out of bed on Sunday by the force of a 6.0 earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley.