There has been, over the past quarter century, a certain script that the prelude to America’s use of force has adhered to. There is identification of the crisis situation; a call for support from the “international community”; gestures of support from allies; and a speech from the Oval Office announcing the actions that have been […]
John Kerry felt more threatened by his own administration’s partial aid “cut” to Egypt than Egypt’s generals did. Or so it seemed. In a visit to Cairo on November 3, America’s top diplomat insisted that the “aid issue is a very small issue,” as if to tell Egyptians not to worry—that it was something the U.S. had to do […]
Years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that leaving the US Senate to take over a policy thinktank and turn it political would have equated to a smart career move. But just last year, former Senator Jim DeMint did. DeMint – now the head of the Heritage Foundation – would have never be described as […]
The grandstanding and rhetoric out of Washington over the shutdown can seem almost funny at times, but unfortunately there is nothing funny about closing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The fact of the matter is that Congress just furloughed the nation’s disease police. Here in Atlanta, thousands of government scientists were told […]
Center for National Policy President Scott Bates discusses how the government shutdown affected the US economy.