Archive for the ‘Diplomacy’ Category

Be Careful What You Wish For: The Perils of Multilateralism

March 29, 2011 Leave a comment

The President has taken his lumps from both the left and the right on the Libya intervention.  The right accuses him of not doing enough, or alternatively, of not articulating a clear mission and end state for our military actions in Libya.  Of course, this is par for the course – the right is opposed to Obama’s actions simply because they are Obama’s actions – itself a commentary on the madness of our political dynamics.  The best example of the madness on the right has to be Newt Gingrich’s flip-flop – he was for the Libya no fly zone before he was against it… Read more…


Why Thomas L. Friedman’s Gas Tax Idea Stinks

March 12, 2011 1 comment

Columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman recently proposed a $1 per gallon gas tax in his NY Times column.

Said he:

The smart thing for us to do right now is to impose a $1-a-gallon gasoline tax, to be phased in at 5 cents a month beginning in 2012, with all the money going to pay down the deficit.

The bottom line is that this idea stinks.

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