U.S. President Barack Obama seems to harbor the surreal hope that Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to help regarding Syria's civil war and Iran's nuclear weapons program. Putin's helpfulness, if not fictitious, has been ineffective.
The premise that health is the product of medicine leads the U.S. government to believe it can deliver health by judiciously distributing preventive or therapeutic medicines rather than disseminate cost-effective public health information.
Bleak judgments about stimulus spending in the U.S. miss the main point of it, which was to funnel a substantial share of the money to unionized, dues-paying, Democratic-voting government employees. In this way, the stimulus succeeded.
The most important U.S. election this year will not be in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important one occurred in Tennessee last week when factory workers' rejected representation by the United Auto ...
Building the Volt hybrid car was bailed-out General Motors' gesture of obeisance to its Washington masters when, in fact, U.S. auto sales have cruised back to 2007 levels thanks to Americans' fondness for pickup trucks and SUVs.