As the world accelerates technology solutions for everything from education to commerce to environmental health to economic growth, our president is focused on government centralization and traveling back in time to "reform" American health care. . . .
The ratio of federal government spending to American GDP was quite stable at about 20% for about 40 decades, but this ratio has been rising rapidly during the past year, and it is beginning to approach 30%. . . .
The UN’s attempts to attain and maintain international peace and comity too often degenerate into exercises in ineffective, politicized, lowest-common-denominator diplomacy, but a worse menace is its ambition to become the regulator of many products and activities, including chemicals and biotechnology. . . .
Richard Posner, federal judge and prolific author, discusses the financial crisis with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Posner (despite the title of his recent book on the crisis, A Failure of Capitalism) places most of the blame for the crisis on the Federal Reserve, inattentive regulators and the subsidization of risk. . . .
After months of insisting negotiators would make the December 5, 2009, deadline, President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev acknowledged today that they were now attempting to have a re-negotiated START nuclear disarmament treaty ready to sign by the end of the year instead of by December 5 when the old START treaty expires. . . .
Many times, facts are facts and no matter how hard people try to tell you we shouldn't form certain decisions based on those facts, I don't need to examine every situation for all of its nuances when certain similarities keep rearing their ugly heads. . . .
One week after the mass shooting at Fort Hood, a Federalist Society panel today took up the constitutional implications of law enforcement officials sitting in on religious gatherings during a larger discussion on religious liberty. . . .
The Chinese government had a special message for President Obama on Thursday: He is black, he admires Abraham Lincoln, so he, of all people, should sympathize with Beijing’s effort to prevent Tibet from seceding and sliding back into what it was before its liberation by Chinese troops: a feudalistic, slaveholding society headed by the Dalai Lama. . . .
When health-care reform passed the House by just two votes late Saturday night, I assumed Speaker Nancy Pelosi had several more votes in her pocket from Blue Dogs who would be there if she needed them. . . .