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Nobel Peace Prize winner and apostle of disarmament and America “leading from behind” President Barack Obama has driven a stake into the heart of an already ailing Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the nuclear disarmament movement.                 The NPT recognizes the US. Russia, China,… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Russian capo Vladimir Putin has taken the measure of the weak-kneed putative leader of the Free World Barack Obama. His troops have occupied Crimea and now encircle and menace the rest of Ukraine. The West has not been this weak and irresolute since the nineteen thirties. On Western leadership Russian Parliamentarian Oleg Paneleyev noted “They… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Economic stagnation is a choice, a choice America and much of Europe, alas, are making. For twenty years the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal have produced an Index of Economic Freedom ranking countries based on: adherence to the rule of law, limited government, regulatory efficiency and open markets. Economically-freer countries enjoy more robust growth… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Europe and the U.S. continue to be mired in the economic doldrums. In the second quarter Europe’s GDP grew a paltry .2% over the prior quarter. Euroland’s economic locomotive Germany stalled at an anemic .1% growth. Across the pond the U.S. eked out .3% GDP growth. June U.S. and European unemployment rates were a stubbornly… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

The world’s largest economy remains mired in the deepest recession since the Great Depression. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported the US economy grew at an anemic 1.3% in the second-quarter growth and revised first-quarter growth downward to a paltry .4%. The American economic malaise is a drag on and danger to Europe and indeed… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

“While America Slept” is a worthwhile and timely piece by English author and Americanphile Andrew Roberts. He like Winston Churchill believes given will and self belief Americans can accomplish virtually anything. In his classic The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order Sam Huntington echoed this sentiment arguing if America’s elites retain confidence… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Faced with Islamist Iran developing nuclear weapons, America’s political leaders have turned Teddy Roosevelt’s maxim speak softly and carry a big stick on its head. In the first presidential debate Senator Obama declared “We cannot tolerate a nuclear Iran.” In the second debate he reaffirmed “We cannot allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon.” In… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Earlier this week Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in Pennsylvania’s democratic presidential primary by 10 percent points, which was all the more impressive as Obama outspent her 3 to 1 and won over 92% of the black vote. What does it mean? Obama’s character and record have started to receive a modicum of scrutiny, albeit… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

In “The Warrior and the Priest” Ramesh Ponnuru contrasts Senator Hillary Clinton’s and Senator Barack Obama’s core support. I suppose it is fair to describe Obama as a “secular priest” of sorts. For secular, left-leaning and some not so left-leaning, affluent white Americans, supporting Obama is an exercise in moral narcissism, affirming they are good… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover

Much of Europe is rooting for a Democrat, meaning most likely Evita, to replace George Bush in the White House. Be careful what you wish for. Neither Hillary Clinton nor either of the other major contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Barack Obama and John Edwards would be good for Europe, much less for America.… » read more

Posted by Eric Grover