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How the War Looks From Al Qaeda’s Perspective
In the new issue of Vanity Fair, journalist Peter Bergen argues that we are, in fact, winning our war against Al Qaeda. “[I]t is not…
Standing Up to the Chinese Threat
Maybe it’s just the growing pains of an adolescent superpower, but China has begun to flex its newfound muscles in ways inconsistent with its “peaceful…
Will American Exceptionalism Sink or Save Obama?
A new Gallup poll out today highlights what could be a problem for Obama going into the 2012 election: his reluctance to embrace the idea…
Too Soon to Tell About FCC Rules
I had hoped to write a simple post giving thumbs up or down to yesterday’s FCC ‘net neutrality’ rule-making. Alas, I can’t, yet. Let me explain….
Where the U.S. is Building Knowledge Capital
I’ve been posting about knowledge capital writedowns, so now it’s time for a post on where the U.S. is building knowledge capital. Let’s start with…
Will 2011 Be a Banner Year for IT Hiring?
The water is building up behind the dam. More and more, it’s looking like 2011 could be a banner year for IT hiring…isn’t that amazing?…
Tom Friedman’s Reading My Stuff on Green Tech and the Military!
Look, I realize that Tom Friedman gets a lot of guff from the liberal intelligensia. Matt Taibbi over at Rolling Stone has practically made a…
One of Barack Obama’s finest moments as President came this past September, when he gave a speech to Congress urging passage of the health-care reform…
Really? Ireland/Iceland/Greece Outperform Germany?
Is it true that the three basket-case countries of Europe–Greece, Ireland, and Iceland–have outperformed Germany on real GDP and productivity growth? Or do the implausible official…