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Fred Upton’s Quiet Revolution

Oftentimes, revolutions are noisy and people get hurt. But Rep. Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, is leading a quiet revolution where people are being helped—we need more of that kind of revolution.

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The Last Summit, 2115—Before the Stars

The two men—that is, we think they were men—were holding their last meeting. They met in an odd structure in the middle of a green meadow.  One half of the structure was built as an American-style gazebo, in white wood,


Chris Ruddy, In the Bunker With His Pals Bill and Hillary

In the wake of the revelations of Peter Schweizer’s new book, Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, even such stalwart liberal Democratic advocates as the New York Times editorial page, the Washington Post editorial page, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, and Daily Beast columnist Eleanor Clift are all distancing themselves from the Clintons.

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The Wisdom of the System and the Future of Freedom in the Wake of the Germanwings Crash

We should be mindful that accident investigators are often looking for the quickest possible explanation, and MSM journalists are typically eager to take the bait. Just on Wednesday, the news from the Germanwings crash in France was that investigators were examining the possibility that a flaw in the Airbus avionics gave the planes a dangreous tendency to lose altitude.


How New Thinking in Missile Defense Could Lead to Better Defense— and Better Politics

Here’s an interesting headline that appeared in the March 18 Washington Business Journal: “DOD deputy secretary to industry: Come up with a new missile defense solution, and we’ll fund it.” The news item detailed a speech by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to a conference in Washington, DC, making defense contractors an offer that’s hard to refuse: If you can build it, we will buy it.

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The Predictable Surprises of 2015—And Beyond

Back in 2005, two business-school professors, Max H. Bazerman and Michael D. Watkins, published a thoughtful book, Predictable Surprises: The Disasters You Should Have Seen Coming, and How to Prevent Them. A decade later, we can look ahead to the Predictable Surprises of 2015—and beyond.

Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?

Directed Deep Impact: The Next Arms Race?

If a 440-kiloton atomic bomb exploded on the earth today, people would notice. After all, the A-bomb that exploded about 1900 feet over Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945, was only around 16 kilotons; even so, it killed at least

Ronald Reagan, Warrior for America

Ronald Reagan, Warrior for America

It is poignant and poetic that Ronald Reagan died on June 5, 2004, just a day before the 60th anniversary of D-Day–the day Reagan helped re-instantiate into our collective consciousness. Indeed, on D-Day Minus One, June 5, 1944, the ships

The New Digital Order: Five Megatrends

The New Digital Order: Five Megatrends

Mary Meeker, long a mainstay at Morgan Stanley, now a partner at the venture-capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is one of the most important Internet analysts in America today. Which is to say, she’s one of the

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