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Brett Joshpe
by | Oct 5, 2009

As the U.N. gathered for its annual General Assembly meeting in New York last month, U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian National Authority head Mahmoud Abbas. Obama has been pushing the two sides to…

by | Sep 11, 2009

Richard Goldstone’s much anticipated fact-finding report on Operation Cast Lead is scheduled to be released prior to the start of the UN Human Rights Council’s next session on September 14. The report is likely to direct disproportionate criticism at Israel…

by | Aug 20, 2009

President Barack Obama’s decision to award Mary Robinson the Medal of Freedom Award justifiably caused controversy. Robinson was the High Commissioner for Human Rights who helped organize the UN’s infamous 2001 World Conference Against Racism in Durban. NGOs like Amnesty…

by | Aug 14, 2009

The SEC recently enacted a permanent rule designed to curb the practice of naked short selling, which is when a short seller — who usually borrows a stock, sells it, and then buys it back at later date — fails…

by | Jul 1, 2009

In recent weeks, I have attended two lectures that discussed what could be the greatest existential threat to the U.S: EMP, or electromagnetic pulse, attacks. Although an EMP attack would utilize conventional nuclear weapons, it is an infrequently discussed aspect…

by | Jun 22, 2009

President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Julius Genachowski, told a Senate panel on Tuesday that he opposed bringing back the Fairness Doctrine. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) pushed the issue further, clarifying that “you do not…

by | May 27, 2009

What is the single modern invention most responsible for enhancing peoples’ freedom and standard of living across the world? Arguably, it is the Internet. Yet, Democrats from revenue-starved states and Congress are proposing to make it less free by taxing…

by | Apr 9, 2009

Last March 27, when President Obama met with CEOs from the battered financial industry, he told them, “The anger gentlemen, is real.” Of course, Obama was referring to public outrage over “excessive compensation” received by many business executives whose companies…

by | Mar 9, 2009

Clearly the Obama administration has not brought comfort to the markets in its initial weeks in office. The President and his team have also failed to bring clarity or coherence. Their massive agenda is not only ambitious, bold, and expensive,…

by | Feb 24, 2009

The White House announced last week that the President “does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated.” The Fairness Doctrine, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — acting under Ronald Reagan — repealed in 1987, would dictate that broadcasters…

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