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Taxpayer-funded nation building in South Sudan: Disaster

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2015 − Since 9/11, the term “nation building” has taken on a meaning that’s somewhat different from what it seemed to mean in previous decades.  Young people now associate the process with what transpired in Afghanistan and Iraq after the United States invaded those countries, toppled their leadership and spent over a decade trying to ...

In Baltimore, the ‘War On Poverty’ clearly isn’t working

PASADENA, Calif., April 6, 2015 − The city of Baltimore is starting to move on from the ugly race riots that recently terrorized its residents and grabbed the attention of the entire country. The protesters have gone home, the fires have been put out and the police officers who were involved in the death of ...

Painting by Jon Mcnaughton posted by the artist to social media

Why Obama shouldn’t fiddle with the law

The founders were worried that its rulers would soon devolve into Europe-like despots. They knew that would happen if our system of laws weren’t solid, and if the rulers didn’t do their parts to write good ones, enforce them, follow them.

Wall Street wobbles with Obama ‘tax the rich’ SOTU on deck

WASHINGTON, January 20, 2015 – Same old, same old on this post-holiday Wall Street Tuesday. Since Mondays are usually down days these days. But due to the MLK Day hiatus, Tuesday has to pinch hit for the bears this week. Ergo, no surprise here that all the usual Monday angst is driving most investments down ...