President Obama, in the tradition of progressive Democratic leaders, believes governments should ask their countries’ more economically fortunate citizens to be responsible for helping the less well-off.
Hurrah for the Education Policy Council of Florida’s House of Representatives for endorsing the bold teacher-reforms of pending bill HB 7189, now headed for the House floor tomorrow or Thursday. This pathbreaking legislation–twinned with an identical measure already approved by the State Senate–has many moving parts but three of its provisions are noteworthy.
No dogma has caused more mischief — and, in some countries, tragedies — than the notion that there is something strange and wrong when some groups are “over-represented” or “under-represented” in some occupations or institutions.
Whatever the protestations of the Obama administration, many in both Britain and Israel feel that 2009–10 marked a watershed, the beginning of an era in which America was no longer a special friend to either — whether gauged by serial symbolic snubs or real policy differences on things like Jerusalem and the Falklands.
President Obama signed an arms-reduction treaty with Russia's Dmitry Medvedev in Prague Thursday morning. Both leaders hope the deal could put pressure on other countries who wish to develop nuclear weapons.
Alan Greenspan’s defence of the Greenspan Fed overnight was comprehensive, but self-serving. He continues to deny that the Federal Reserve Board’s lax monetary policy between 2002 and 2005 played a major role in inflating the credit bubble whose bursting precipitated the financial crisis.
President Barack Obama signs a nuclear-arms treaty with Russia today that he will try to use to build international support for increasing pressure on Iran and preventing terrorists from getting atomic material.
A year ago Brandon Brice was one of the primary speakers at the tax day "tea party" rally in New York. The 27-year-old African American, who calls himself a hip-hop Republican, felt at home with the fairly diverse crowd of protesters, shouting into the microphone…
Insurers' premiums played a key, if ironic, role in the waning moments of the national health reform debate. Outrage over Anthem Blue Cross's proposed double-digit hike for individual policyholders was one of the factors that helped congressional Democrats gain momentum to pass reform.