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Downgrade S&P Status to "Amateur"

(14) Comments | Posted August 9, 2011 | 1:46 PM

The fact that the rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+ a few hours after the Treasury discovered a two trillion (!) dollar error in their calculations suggests that their "economic analysis" was just window dressing to a publicity stunt. The credibility of...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Compromise or Stalemate

(53) Comments | Posted September 28, 2010 | 10:21 AM

One of the main obstacles to comprehensive immigration reforms is the debate about granting permanent resident status to the 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States. Proponents feel that granting permanent resident status to illegal immigrants is a moral question or a question of human rights. To...

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Pricing the Cost of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

(176) Comments | Posted July 7, 2010 | 4:19 PM

At climate talks in Copenhagen last year, the Obama administration pledged that the United States would cut its carbon dioxide emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. This target can be substantially achieved by a transition from coal-based electricity to natural gas. The United States is already moving...

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Why We Need a New Manhattan Project to Address Climate Change

(22) Comments | Posted April 20, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Albert Einstein once observed that "Everything has changed since the day that the power of the atom was unleashed except for one thing: the way we think." Our belief is that this observation also applies the energy/climate change problem as addressed in the Kyoto and Copenhagen conferences and their resulting...

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Conventional Trident Modification Program: Creating the Possibility of Global Zero for Nuclear Weapons

(31) Comments | Posted March 1, 2010 | 10:04 AM

The idea of "Global Zero" has returned to the public agenda, referring to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. On the surface this idea is very appealing. Global Zero was proposed in a Wall Street Journal Op Ed by four prominent former officials, two Republican and two Democrats: George P....

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For a Solution in Afghanistan, Look South...and In the Past

(36) Comments | Posted October 13, 2009 | 4:15 PM

It has been reported that President Obama is considering military options for Afghanistan that range from a complete military commitment, such as has been suggested by General McChrystal with 40,000 added troops, to a focus on training the Afghan armed forces and police, as has been suggested by Vice President...

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