Tag: Barack Obama

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

| October 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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 | 0 Comments
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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Barack Obama facing tough choices over govt spending

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Barack Obama facing tough choices over govt spending

Assuming no breakthrough in Congress, Barack Obama must choose what matters most In the Oval Office President Barack Obama is trying to figure out what to do if Congress can’t pass a budget resolution or won’t raise the debt ceiling. The House rose for the weekend, and won’t sit until Monday night, after the American […]

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Government shutdown mostly ignored by Americans

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Government shutdown mostly ignored by Americans

US government shutdown not affecting lives of ordinary Americans By Norman Leach   What if you had a government shutdown and no-one noticed? We might be in that spot with the so-called government shutdown in the United States. Last Tuesday, Oct 1, the wheels of government were to have ground to a halt. News outlets trumpeted […]

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