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Assessing the Afghanistan Surge

The Obama administration released its Afghanistan review this morning, and while everyone will be digging through it for truths and obfuscations, it’s worth simply comparing…

The Obstacles to Political Compromise

There has been much discussion this week about the launch of No Labels and its significant attempt to organize the cause of political moderation and…

The Remarkable Inability of Americans to Support Their Deficit-Cutting Aspirations

In the latest Washington Post-ABC poll, released today, contains a remarkable though not surprising finding. Americans may profess to be deeply concerned about the budget…

Knowledge Capital Writedown: Wind Turbines

On the front page of the NYT this morning, Keith Bradsher gives a perfect example of a knowledge capital writedown, in his story about wind…

Discussing the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Watch a video of the event on C-SPAN Next month, Chinese President Hu Jintao will be visiting Washington and Defense Secretary Gates will be visiting…

Our Aging Capital Stock

If things feel more decrepit and worn-out these days, it’s because they are. The average age of the U.S.  capital stock is at a 40-year…

Senator Warner’s Smart Thinking on Red Tape

With Congress about to enact a massive new tax package that may be the last attempt we make at any kind of fiscal stimulus anytime…

Centrists of the World Unite

It’s no secret that the relentless polarization of U.S. politics has left independent and moderate voters  politically homeless.  Today a bipartisan group of activists gathers…

Tip-Toeing Around The Elephant: US Mitigation And The COP

The US was in an awkward position in Cancun. The administration clearly wanted to show leadership, but it was hamstrung by an inability to deliver…

Labor Backs Trade (Yes you read that right)

Last Friday the AFL-CIO and several big unions came out against the U.S.-Korea free trade deal.  As news, this was strictly “dog-bites-man” stuff.  The bigger…