Is the energy shortage caused by hurricanes a signal for the U.S. to develop alternative resources? YES: New technologies will help end our imported oil addiction

Tension in the Middle East has combined with Mother Nature along the Gulf Coast to underscore the danger inherent in our dependence on imported oil, much of which comes from nations that use the revenues to put our security at risk. Fortunately, this comes as new technologies […]

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If we don’t wobble, we’ll win in Iraq

AS THE WAR in Iraq continues and casualties mount and other costs escalate too, more political leaders, commentators, and activists raise the haunting specter of Vietnam. That is of a military quagmire from which America must extricate itself lest the venture end in ignominious defeat. The problem […]

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Book Review: ‘View’ Presents Different Look at Israel

We view PR as a tactic for corporations, nonprofits, and other entities. But Harari argues that to- day’s most effective PR occurs on the world stage, in the form of a “Big Lie” that would make Joseph Goebbels proud – the global effort to de-legitimize Israel. “If […]

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On Fiscal Policy, the Republican Jig Is Up

The Republican struggle to reconcile House and Senate versions of a 2006 budget resolution reflects a much larger reality: When it comes to fiscal policy, the GOP is facing its moment of truth — and it’s blinking. For years, Republicans vowed that, if they controlled the White […]

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Before it’s too late: Stopping a nuclear Iran should be Bush’s top priority

Iran represents the clearest example of the nightmare that President Bush vows to prevent: an outlaw nation that could give nuclear weapons to terrorists with whom it works. But instead of leading, Mr. Bush is laying back, commenting little while maintaining the fiction that perhaps our European […]

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