Monthly Archives: January 2011

Get Well, Gabby

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Congresswoman Giffords for her speedy recovery. The cowardly act of attacking an unarmed Congresswoman who was spending her Saturday meeting with constituents is all the more outrageous because she was … Continue reading

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Will Healthcare Law Lower or Raise Costs?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected the healthcare law would shave $140 billion from the deficit over the next decade. This week, it suggested that repealing the law would add $230 billion to the deficit over the same period. … Continue reading

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Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction

Before the Congress gets mired in the fight to cut the deficit, it is critical that Americans know where the government spends taxpayer dollars and from which sources the government generates most of its tax revenue. Let’s face it. Any … Continue reading

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China’s Cyber Espionage Program Pays Dividends

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published an article (see “A Chinese Stealth Challenge”) on the emergence of China’s new stealth fighter, the J-20, which looks suspiciously like the American F-35. Some experts have suggested that the Chinese aircraft appears it … Continue reading

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The Politics of Unemployment: Political Parties and Job Creation

Having examined how the stock market performed under different political parties and Presidential administrations in “Time to Invest: Markets Outperformed during the Second Half of a President’s First Term” and “Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is … Continue reading

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Time to Invest: Markets Outperformed during the Second Half of a President’s First Term

To follow up on my previous post, “Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is in Power? Guess Again”, I decided to look into how the market performed during different Presidential terms. It turns out that the stock … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Peddling Keynesian Economics, Again…

One of the most important things I learned as a military officer was to know my adversary. As such, I have always considered it essential to read and think about what the best of the political opposition has to say, … Continue reading

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Senator Lindsey Graham Shows Uncommon Common Sense and Courage for a Politician

Today on Meet the Press, Senator Lindsey Graham showed significant political courage by taking a clear and unambiguous stand on reigning in entitlement spending, particularly on Social Security. He vowed: “I will not vote for the debt ceiling increase until … Continue reading

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Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is in Power? Guess Again

Pundits on the left cite the economic prosperity and stock performance during the Clinton administration as evidence of the Democratic Party’s “superior” fiscal policies. Commentators on the right retort that the market did well during the Clinton administration despite his … Continue reading

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A Return to Reason

The current political climate has shifted decisively since the end of the Cold War from a dialogue between two political parties confronting the challenges of a bipolar world to a shouting match between two armed camps engaged in a zero … Continue reading

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