Cortney O’Brien, Secretary of Defense nominee Gen. James Mattis is testifying in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, but will not do the same for the House Armed Services Committee. The Trump transition team reportedly cancelled his appearance. Mattis, who retired from the military just three years ago, needs a congressional waiver to serve in the post,
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Over the next several weeks, I will explore the economic choices facing the United States and its relations with the rest of the world. The election season obviously makes this timely, yet the real choices facing our country will not be settled in November. The debates will take place over many years.
John Hawkins, As Adam Smith, the Godfather of capitalism, once said, there’s a “great deal of ruin in a nation.” That’s doubly true when you’re talking about a nation like America, the world’s last remaining superpower. How do you destroy a country with a powerful economy, a strong military, and a moral and decent people?
John C. Goodman, Is it Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders? Democrats in general? Or is it the supply side policies of the GOP? Economists have been studying economic wellbeing and its determinants since the days of Adam Smith and we know quite a lot about it. So let’s jump to the bottom line. Aside from the
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed,” adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side.” The failure of multiculturalism is also seen in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and other European countries. Immigrants coming from Africa and the Middle East
A Pentagon official complained that the Republican-led House committee investigating Hillary Clinton’s response to the 2012 Benghazi attacks has launched a “crescendo” of new demands for interviews and other information that the Defense Department considers unnecessary. Committee staff have threatened to subpoena some service members because the department is unable to move quickly enough to
Bengali-American educator Salman Khan is a brilliant reformer who wants to bring a free education to everyone in the world. With degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, and a background in the financial world, he decided to create a “free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere” through his Khan Academy. His story
Floyd Brown, Adam Smith wrote in The Wealth of Nations, “The most decisive mark of the prosperity of any country is the increase of the number of its inhabitants.” And if this statement is true, then America is headed for more economic problems. You see, the population increase in America has come to a screeching halt.
David Harsanyi These days, to even suggest the possibility that a fiscally conservative economic outlook is compatible with faith is a matter of hypocrisy. “I am afraid that (Rep. Paul) Ryan’s budget reflects the values of his favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ,” the Rev. Thomas Reese of Georgetown University
Shooter hated Adam Smith and Republicans Don’t expect Mark Potok to get on MSNBC and dissect the ideological background of the latest high school shooter. It turns out Karl Halverson Pierson, the teenager who wounded two Colorado high schools students and then killed himself, was a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. Not only did Pierson have “strong beliefs