Tag: Barack Obama

Keystone XL pawn in Obama struggle to define legacy?

January 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Keystone XL pawn in Obama struggle to define legacy?

Or is Obama horse-trading for concessions on the Senate version of the Keystone XL pipeline bill? A battle over an the Keystone XL pipeline has become the opening salvo in a power struggle between newly empowered Republicans and President Barack Obama that could consume his final two years in office and shape his legacy. The outcome of […]

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Barack Obama oversees huge growth in ‘dirty fuel’ exports

December 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barack Obama oversees huge growth in ‘dirty fuel’ exports

Barack Obama holds up Keystone XL pipeline over environmental concerns, while America becomes energy superpower So much for the legacy of American President Barack Obama as a climate change fighter. While the US is cutting carbon emissions at home, it is exporting record amounts of gasoline and other fuels. Pollution linked to global warming keep rising […]

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Can “whiz kids” reduce delays at Canada-U.S. border?

October 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Can “whiz kids” reduce delays at Canada-U.S. border?

Delays at Canada-U.S. border estimated to cost Canada 1 to 2% of GDP Frustrated by costly delays at the Canada-U.S. border, the business community is urging governments to seek solutions from private-sector whiz kids. The national governments are being pressed to adopt a model popularized by high-tech startups during the original dot.com boom in the 1990s: […]

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Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

September 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Apply Machiavelli’s lessons to contain Middle East turmoil

Only viable Middle East strategy for West is Machiavelli’s balance-of-power The 13th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attack on America took place last week. A major purpose of the attack was to draw the U.S. and, more broadly, the West into a conflict with Islam in the Middle East for which al-Qaeda claimed to speak. By engaging […]

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Barack Obama, America, and the new world order

August 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Barack Obama, America, and the new world order

Barack Obama says American power declining relative to other powers, such as Russia and China In the midst of a series of global crises, American President Barack Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Seattle on July 23 and spoke about what the future holds for the U.S. and world society. According to […]

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Bowe Bergdahl trade a Barack Obama sell out to Taliban?

June 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bowe Bergdahl trade a Barack Obama sell out to Taliban?

Critics say Bowe Bergdahl not worth 5 Taliban “war criminals” By Barry Cooper   U.S. President Barack Obama stood in the Rose Garden recently with the parents of Bowe Bergdahl to celebrate the release of their son from Taliban captivity. What began as a triumph quickly soured, like warm milk in the sun. A few days […]

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Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

March 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Crimea cries out for West to oppose Putin

West has “duty” to oppose Russia’s thuggish behaviour against Crimea By Brian Lee Crowley   Russia’s cynical, dishonest and thuggish seizing of Crimea in defiance of international rules and its own treaty commitments is the greatest test the West has faced since the fall of the Berlin Wall. As I read much of the commentary about […]

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Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

November 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

Barack Obama’s ethanol policies have unintended consequences A special report from Associated Press  Ethanol was touted as the fuel of the future. President Barack Obama said it was an important part of his Green Energy strategy. But no one anticipated the environmental damage it would cause. The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of […]

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Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

November 17, 2013 | By | Reply More
Ethanol production in US causes environmental disaster

Barack Obama’s ethanol policies have unintended consequences A special report from Associated Press  Ethanol was touted as the fuel of the future. President Barack Obama said it was an important part of his Green Energy strategy. But no one anticipated the environmental damage it would cause. The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of […]

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United States of America: Political myths and realities

October 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
United States of America: Political myths and realities

Presidents of the United States of America aren’t the powerhouses they’re made out to be As the clock ticks down on the United States of America meeting with “spendmageddon” the emptiness of the Presidency (and the veniality of Congress) has never been more clear. Unfortunately, there are a few myths in the way, myths that are […]

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