Emil W. Henry Jr.

Emil W. Henry Jr. is CEO of Henry, Tiger, LLC, a private equity firm, and is a former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

The President’s Box

 

By refusing to negotiate the debt ceiling, the President has drawn another red line. Once again, he is in a tenuous box of his own making. Contrary to the myths presented by the President and his allies, consider the following: First, the President can prevent default on our debt and the disruption in the flow […]

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The President’s Box

 

By refusing to negotiate the debt ceiling, the President has drawn another red line. Once again, he is in a tenuous box of his own making. Contrary to the myths presented by the President and his allies, consider the following: First, the President can prevent default on our debt and the disruption in the flow […]

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The Bungle in Boca — A Postmortem

 

Dan Balz’s Collision 2012 relives a mighty fight for the presidency including the most pivotal moment of the campaign, Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% comments. Balz captures well the angst of the Romney campaign as it kicked into damage control after the tape of these comments went public. What the book ignores, however, and what has […]

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Inheritance

 

Clever politicians are good at articulating facts that, while accurate, are misleading. The President and his surrogates have taken this art to a new level as they seek to undercut Mitt Romney’s claim to be most capable of tackling our struggling economy. In a recent economic address, the president suggested the failure of the Bush […]

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Weak Dollar, Strong Dollar

 

The Obama administration says it supports a strong dollar, but its major fiscal initiatives suggest otherwise. As our currency erodes, the U.S. strong dollar policy needs to be enhanced so those who claim its mantle are held accountable to achieve it. The current strong dollar policy originated with Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin in 1995. There […]

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American Exceptionalism Under Assault

 

In this election cycle, one noticeable phenomenon is how the Republican presidential candidates are emphasizing our country’s founding principles — liberty and freedom — more than in any campaign in the modern political era. Each speaks often of the Declaration of Independence. Citing articles of the Constitution is commonplace. The president’s record of evoking such themes […]

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