Obama gives nation a rundown on the Afghan war drawdown

Speaking to the American people from the White House Wednesday night in a televised speech that lasted about 15 minutes, President Barack Obama revealed no surprises when he announced the drawdown of the “surge” in Afghanistan during his much-anticipated speech. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share [...]

US income pyramid and the American Dream

The US economy is valued at approximately $15 trillion dollars. The population is estimated at 310 million, of which an estimated 14% (45 million) lives below poverty (about one-third of Hispanics and Blacks live below poverty). Although the US was the world’s richest country in the late 1940s, the income distribution was not much different [...]

Canadian conservative government rejects Kyoto

Canada’s newly reelected Conservative government has confirmed that it will not support an extension of the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions after 2012. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper had already announced his government would not meet the binding emissions cuts it committed to under the first round of Kyoto. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious [...]

Obama extends National Guard border deployment

In a sudden turnaround, the White House informed members of the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Obama Administration has decided to extend the deployment of National Guard personnel along the Southwest border for three additional months. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Recommend on Facebook Tip on Hyves Share on Linkedin Share on technorati [...]

Does NATO best serve US and EU strategic interests?

The product of the early Cold War and US containment policy intended to forge a military sphere of influence that was also a political and economic sphere west of the Iron Curtain and south of the ‘Northern Tier’ (Greece, Turkey and Iran), NATO became obsolete with German re-unification and the end of the Cold War. [...]

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