Archive for the North Star Writers Group Category

The Problem With Budget Deficits

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s recent demand that Washington guarantee the safety of China’s investments in U.S. Treasury securities highlights just one problem that huge federal budget deficits present for the United States. China is now America’s largest creditor, holding about $1 trillion in securities – having […]

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Reading Obama’s Mind: Some Job This Is!

Fascinating. I run a campaign based on “change you can believe in.”  I win big at home, and hundreds of millions of people around the world seemed thrilled as well.  I’m still very popular with the American people, so I should have all the political capital I […]

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Charles Freeman, America’s Next Political Rorschach Test

In her new book, Alger Hiss and the Battle for History, the brilliant intellectual historian Susan Jacoby describes the Hiss case of the early post-World War II period as a kind of political Rorschach test. If you‟re a liberal, she writes, you believe that Hiss, a former […]

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Combating Anti-Semitism: It’s About Time

Welcome to “Israeli Apartheid Week,” the fifth such global event, which runs this year from March 1 to 8 and is designed, its organizers say, to “educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system.” With activities in over 40 cities from Berkeley to Johannesburg, […]

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Budget Commission? Bad Idea; Responsible Budgeting is Congress’s Job

As President Obama focuses the nation’s attention on the prospect of huge, long-term federal budget deficits, some experts in Congress and elsewhere will try to build momentum to create a “budget commission” that would draft a deficit-cutting plan on which Congress would then vote. The idea is […]

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