The Government’s Nuclear Millstone

“While we are investing in areas that are critical to our future, we are also rooting out programs that aren’t needed and making hard choices to tighten our belt,” declared Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Hold on. Less than 20 percent of the Energy...

The Road to Budget Sanity

The budget wars have begun. Duck! President Obama delivered the first salvo by presenting his $3.5 trillion proposal for the 2012 fiscal year to Congress in a telephone book-sized document. It was very Barack–measured and balanced. It cut a little here, put on a...

A Military Budget on the Wrong Side of History

The Obama administration is scrambling to get on the right side of history. It has a lot of ground to make up. History is mostly judging the United States these days for launching, and now perpetuating, the longest wars in our history. Initially sold as a war to...
Egypt and Reversing the Dominoes of Domination

Egypt and Reversing the Dominoes of Domination

The U.S. policy of policing the world and imposing our will on every aspect of the international system is now tumbling–from Tunisia, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt, and onward throughout the Middle East. The domino theory, coined to justify our war in Vietnam,...