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Arrested Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Praised by Bill Clinton for Role in North Ireland Peace Process

The arrest of IRA Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning in the 1972 murder of a widow is a new twist in the career of a political figure praised by American politicians for his role in the Northern Ireland Peace Process during the 1990s. The Peace Process was championed by then-President Bill Clinton, and American efforts were directed by former Senator George Mitchell. Apr 30, 2014 6:00 PM PT

Reagan's California: The 'Creative Society'

Reagan’s California, from the 1930s to the early 1990s, was a place for dreamers and innovators. A place where Hollywood visionaries and Silicon Valley engineers could create abundance, where farmers and ranchers didn't conquer the land--but they could tame it. It should come has no surprise that one collection of Reagan's early speeches as Governor put together in book form was titled “The Creative Society.” More than California's natural resources or it's monetary capital, Reagan believed it was the creativity of people that generated wealth and prosperity. Apr 6, 2014 4:00 PM PT

'The Economist' Misses the Point on Crony Capitalism

The Economist’s latest cover story warns readers of “The New Age of Crony Capitalism.” The magazine’s editors are to be commended for shining a journalistic light on cronyism’s rise and the corrosive effects of rent-seeking behavior. Mar 17, 2014 3:59 PM PT

Does Ukrainian Crisis Give Iran Breathing Room?

The Obama Administration strategy for containing Iran’s nuclear program rests on cooperation from Russia, but that cooperation will be sorely tested as the crisis in Ukraine escalates. Mar 17, 2014 12:39 PM PT

How Western Aid to Ukraine Will End Up in Moscow

With both the United States and the European Union committing tens of billions of dollars in aid to the Ukraine, it appears that much of that money will actually end up in Russia, according to analysts. Mar 13, 2014 9:07 AM PT

Will the Kremlin Net Billions from the Crisis in Ukraine?

Secretary of State John Kerry has cited the declining Russian stock market and the sliding ruble as examples of the costs the Kremlin is paying for moving Russian forces into Ukraine. But some in Moscow are asserting that the crisis may be GOOD for the Russian economy. Mar 4, 2014 8:23 AM PT

Crony Capitalists, Obama Fundraisers Love Obamacare

Take a quick glance at ObamaCare’s busted multimillion-dollar website and the 3.5 million health insurance cancelation notices hitting American mailboxes and you might be tempted to dub the whole thing a disaster. Nov 12, 2013 7:15 AM PT

Politicians' Extortion Racket

We have long assumed that the infestation of special interest money in Washington is at the root of so much that ails our politics. But what if we’ve had it wrong? What if instead of being bribed by wealthy interests, politicians are engaged in a form of legal extortion designed to extract campaign contributions? Oct 22, 2013 2:18 PM PT

Rep. Spencer Bachus Won’t Seek Reelection

After serving eleven terms in Congress, Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) announced on Monday he will not seek reelection. “It is time for someone else,” said Bachus. Oct 1, 2013 2:58 PM PT

Pentagon Considers Combatant Command Consolidation Plan

The Pentagon says it is considering sequester-induced overhauls that could mean shuttering two combatant commands, eight service-supporting commands, and the elimination of some 5,000 uniformed and civilian personnel. Aug 13, 2013 2:56 PM PT

Judge Clark: The Passing of a Great Man

Clark was a quiet Cold Warrior who preferred to cast the spotlight on President Reagan, not himself. That reservoir of confidence flowed from the personal closeness Clark and Reagan shared. No one save Nancy Reagan was closer to Ronald Reagan than Bill Clark. Aug 12, 2013 6:27 PM PT

Top IRS Official's Attorney from Firm with Close Ties to White House

On Wednesday, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) senior official Lois Lerner, the director of the division that singled out conservative groups for scrutiny, pleaded the 5th Amendment at congressional hearings. The lawyer by her side at the hearings, William Taylor III of Zuckerman Spaeder, comes from a firm with unusually close ties to the Obama White House Counsel’s Office and Department of Justice. May 22, 2013 3:26 PM PT


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