U.S. Economy

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Talk and more talk but no action to limit an out-of-control federal bureaucracy

Talk and more talk but no action to limit an out-of-control federal bureaucracy

By Sol W. Sanders Growing up in the 1930s, we had a favorite expression: You are talking it to death. And talking to death is about where Washington is on the nation’s fiscal problems, at this writing locked in battle toward the armageddon of “sequestration” when broad, uneconomic swaths would be cut through government expenditures. […]

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On-tap for Sec. of State Kerry: A Mideast policy disaster and a belligerent China

On-tap for Sec. of State Kerry: A Mideast policy disaster and a belligerent China

By Sol W. Sanders The customary accolades from fellow solons notwithstanding, Sen. John F. Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state is fraught with complications. Following the debacle of Ambassador Susan E. Rice’s withdrawal from consideration for the post under the cloud of the Benghazi attack (which also dogs outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton), […]

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Compromise with Obama's 'balanced approach' will not begin to solve a wrecked economy

Compromise with Obama's 'balanced approach' will not begin to solve a wrecked economy

By Sol W. Sanders Nothing could be more intellectually fashionable these days than the idea that the middle ground is where the solution to all problems can be found, particularly when it comes to the ailing U.S. economy. But “compromise,” the New Oxford American Dictionary tells us, has another meaning: “the acceptance of standards that […]

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Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

Welcome to Soviet America! [was my 1975 1-act play prophetic?]

By Lev Navrozov “Lev, this is Julie. Do you remember me?” The voice on the phone sounded familiar. She went on: “Almost forty years ago, I believe the year was 1975, I went to see your play ‘Welcome to Soviet America!’ at Carnegie Hall.  It was a one-actor play, in which you played all the […]

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Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

Sad story of a wasted 'campaign': Process over substance

By Sol W. Sanders For those of us who opposed the re-election of the President precisely for his announced effort “to transform” America into something tradition had never favored, there has been an even deeper and troubling election result. Most of the post-election blather has been just that. Exit-polling has always been extremely unreliable and […]

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The Economy? No, 'urban geopolitics' drove 2012 election outcome

The Economy? No, 'urban geopolitics' drove 2012 election outcome

Gregory Copley, Global Information System The U.S. national elections of Nov. 6,  demonstrated convincingly that voter patterns in major Western societies were now dominated by urban electorates and urban — rather than national — priorities. The fact that President Barack Obama was swept back into office in the U.S. Presidential elections, highlighted the transformed voting […]

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Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

Post election America: Divided, broke but still dynamic

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — America appears to have crossed the political Rubicon. On the one shore, that of the red states, people are rooted in more traditional values, religion, individualism and entrepreneurialism.  On the blue shore, people embrace different oft trendier values, cherish political correctness and secularism,  often do favor entrepreneurialism, but […]

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Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

Remind me again: What is so great about Europe?

By Sol W. Sanders Maybe it’s because you can fly faster from America to Europe than westward to the U.S.? But for whatever reason, a standard politically correct mantra these days is how if we would just imitate the Europeans, everything would be better. Which of the accepted five categories of propaganda this argument falls […]

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Iran grand strategy has not changed: Replace U.S. as dominant Mideast power

Iran grand strategy has not changed: Replace U.S. as dominant Mideast power

By Fariborz Saremi Iran has consistently employed the same strategic reasoning over the last year and remains focused on two key aims. On the one hand, Iran is absolutely determined to curb U.S. American ambitions in and around the Middle East while bolstering its own influence in that region. Secondly, it is striving to develop […]

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U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

U.S. global competitiveness ranking: From 1 to 7th since 2007

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — As the seemingly interminable election campaign nears the finish line, there are a few glaringly missing topics which  remain almost untouched. The first deals with an issue affecting nearly everyone and the other one which may determine America’s future scientific prowess and potential. Gasoline prices.  Here we have […]