19
May
2011

Here’s a thought experiment: what if the 2012 election is basically unwinnable for the GOP? For all his faults, President Barack Obama did order Osama bin Laden killed. That, combined with the possible lack of a strong, unifying GOP candidate could mean that the outcome of the 2012 election is a given. As a student of history,.

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05
May
2011

Osama Bin Laden’s death is cause for both celebration and consternation. The celebration is because the terrorist mastermind is dead. The consternation is because a major non-NATO ally, Pakistan, appears to have been keeping him alive. The first order of business is congratulations. The strategy that got Bin Laden was a strategy that President Obama had.

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Column: Planning to Fail in Afghanistan

By: BRENT GRACE  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   No Comments
29
Apr
2011

American popular culture is cyclical. Currently, there seems to be a wave of 1980s nostalgia; from “Star Wars” and “Back to the Future” spoofs on “Family Guy” to remakes of 80s staples like “The Karate Kid” to the 80s teen-romantic-comedy pastiche in the 2010 Emma Stone vehicle “Easy A.” I like rocking out to Andrew Ridgley.

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Column: Has There Been ‘Great Stagnation?’

By: BRENT GRACE  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   1 Comment
06
Apr
2011

What is the cause of the seeming slowdown in innovation and economic growth in the U.S.? Has something gone fundamentally wrong with America’s economy? Is this a temporary or long-term trend? There will be no reduction in the budget deficit, the national debt or unemployment without robust economic growth; so the answers to these questions.

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09
Mar
2011

Muammar Gaddafi is killing his own people, disrupting global oil markets and sitting on a stockpile of chemical weapons. He’s defied President Barack Obama, the European Union (EU) and United Nations (UN) Security Council. In short: it’s go time. If Gaddafi were out of money, there would be no question about what to do with him..

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Opinion: Obama Should Raise Taxes

By: BRENT GRACE  /   Category: Opinion / Recent News   /   2 Comments
03
Mar
2011

The public outcry about cuts to public services in Ohio, Wisconsin and other states leads to a logical question: Are Americans willing to be taxed for the services they demand? As Oliver Wendel Holmes once said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” From the beginning of the 20th century until about 1980, the relationship.

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23
Feb
2011

The firestorm surrounding Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to change collective bargaining agreements for public employees in Wisconsin has made all sides look bad and obscured important issues in the debate. The group that comes out of this mess looking worst is teachers. Public school teachers like to pretend that they are professionals. But what we’ve seen.

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