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Libya and the Sunday Morning Pundits: Illuminating Answers to Questions About American Involvement

Is Libya in the United States’ vital national interest? How does the Libyan intervention affect America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia? What do we know about the rebels in Libya? How much will it cost?

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Predictions 2011: How Are They Currently Trending?

On January 1, I made some predictions about different events in 2011. I thought it would be interesting to track how some of these predictions are currently trending to measure both my and my readers’ accuracy. I have only commented … Continue reading

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A Call to Service Solution to Partisan Divide

On Monday, Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff lamented that “America doesn’t know its military and the United States military doesn’t know America.” I could not agree with him more. Less than one percent of … 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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