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February 11, 2009 - The press has made much of the announced closing of the military detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But what about the rest of the island, still ruled by the Castro regime that has ground the nation of 11 million beneath its boot heels for 50 years now? Why do the Cuban people suffer so? The short answer is: they suffer because they live under a communist regime that has largely outlawed free enterprise, not to mention the free movement of people and the freedoms of speech, assembly, and the press.
April 3, 2009 -- I nearly fell off my chair when I read that President Barack Obama had fired the CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, last weekend. Granted, his dismissal was just a condition of continued government assistance to the troubled carmaker. GM could have walked way from the deal and retained its independence. Still, the move does set a disturbing precedent.
October 3, 2009 – Hypocrisy has never been very inspiring. Anti-tobacco admonishments from parents who smoke always ring a little hollow, as does the promotion of public education by politicians who entrust their own progeny to private schools. Increasingly, U.S. President Barack Obama’s enunciated support for free and open trade is sounding a little disingenuous, too.
April 1, 2003 -- The United States stands at a time of unparalleled military opportunity and danger. There is opportunity because the U.S. military substantially outclasses every other military force in its technology and its reach. The United States rivals the rest of the world in defense spending, yet the defense budget continues to consume little more than 3 percent of total U.S. annual income. America has great power without suffering great strains for it.
Sidebar to Interview with Bob Barr
Summer 2009 -- I am not surprised that Bob Barr, who has been a consultant for the ACLU, should take a litigious approach to the current financial crisis. But my own researches into post–World War II prosecutions of businessmen persuade me that such an approach to the crisis would sidetrack the needed investigation into what went wrong and substitute a witch-hunt against innocent people.
by Sherrie Gossett
Summer 2009 issue -- President Obama seems to have taken a page from Pastor Rick Warren’s playbook. POTUS is calling us to the National Purpose-Driven Life. A “New Era of Responsibility” is upon us. Whether you’re a shovel-ready serf or a repentant millionaire, opportunities for atonement abound.