Measuring the Economic Damage of the Biden Fiscal Plan
More than 12 years ago, I shared this video containing lots of data and research on the negative relationship between government spending and economic performance. Since then, I’ve share numerous additional studies showing that bigger government dampens growth, mostly from scholars in academia. Now it’s time for me to directly contribute to this debate. In […]
Biden Administration Grapples With How to Send Aid to Afghanistan Without Supporting the Taliban
When President Joe Biden stood in front of the iconic green marble and gold foil backdrop to address the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, he declared that the U.S. had ended 20 years of conflict in Afghanistan and opened a new era of “relentless diplomacy, of using the power of […]
Michael Cohen Predicts Why He Thinks Trump Would Back Out Of A 2024 Run
“He cannot stomach the notion of being a two-time loser, but he will continue to grift until the very last second.”
‘A Tragic Mistake.’ Botched Drone Strike in Afghanistan Raises Concerns Over Biden’s Counterterrorism Strategy
Days after ISIS-K terrorists killed more than 100 Afghans and 13 U.S. troops at Kabul’s airport, the U.S. military obtained intelligence that another attack was imminent. MQ-9 Reaper drones were deployed above the city, running wide race-track patterns day-and-night, hunting for the smallest clue that could potentially prevent another tragedy. Based on the information that […]
Canadian Conservative leader tested leftward shift against Trudeau. Will the new course stick?
OTTAWA — Erin O’Toole’s upstart campaign against Justin Trudeau showed Canada’s Conservatives what it’s like to campaign to the left. The party’s faithful now have to decide if they liked it. The new, more “progressive” approach O’Toole employed during the 2021 federal election campaign may serve as a test run for future leaders of the […]
What Trudeau’s win means for Canada-U.S. relations
OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s election win will earn him a congratulatory call from a figure largely forgotten during Canada’s election campaign: President Joe Biden. But staying on Biden’s radar will be key for Trudeau, as he resettles into the Prime Minister’s Office. Canada’s election Monday capped a campaign that paid very little attention to foreign […]
House Democrats Are Too Chicken To Boost Billionaires’ Taxes, Says Robert Reich
Billionaires pretty much get a pass in the tax-hike proposal, even though their wealth has increased 62% in the pandemic, wrote the former U.S. labor secretary.
Sinema tells White House she’s opposed to current prescription drug plan
The White House has a new headache as it struggles to get its multitrillion-dollar party-line spending bill passed: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s objections to drug pricing reforms that are already struggling to make it through the House. The Arizona Democrat is opposed to the current prescription drug pricing proposals in both the House and Senate bills, […]
IAEA Annual General Conference to Convene Next Week
The IAEA’s 65th annual General Conference (GC) will take place next week in Vienna. The meeting, from 20 to 24 September, is expected to draw high level representatives from the IAEA’s 173 Member States.
Lawyers, race and money: Illinois’ messy weed experiment
CHICAGO — Illinois stood to become a model for diversifying the marijuana industry in other states when it legalized the drug last year. So far, its success is half-baked. As the first state Legislature to legalize recreational cannabis sales after others approved it by ballot measure, Illinois crafted what it hopes will be a national […]
Two of Newsom’s children test positive for Covid-19
OAKLAND — Two of California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s children have tested positive for Covid-19, though the governor has not, his office said Friday. The children, who were not named to protect their privacy, have mild symptoms and will be quarantined. "The governor’s children tested positive for COVID-19," Newsom spokesperson Erin Mellon said in a statement […]
Gonzalez, House Republican impeach-backer, won’t seek reelection
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio), one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach then-President Donald Trump earlier this year, has announced he won’t run for reelection in 2022. Gonzalez, who represents a Northeast Ohio district, cited the need to focus on his family, including his two children. But the second-term congressman, in an interview […]
A Rally In Support Of Capitol Attackers Is Coming To D.C. Here’s What To Expect.
Despite fears of violence on Saturday, it’s unclear which of the major far-right groups, if any, will show up for the event.
Biden and Pelosi’s Tax Plan Will Penalize Success
When I discuss class-warfare tax policy, I want people to understand deadweight loss, which is the term for the economic output that is lost when high tax rates discourage work, saving, investment, and entrepreneurship. And I especially want them to understand that the economic damage grows exponentially as tax rates increase (in other words, going […]
Beyond the Lab Coat: From Materials Science to Programme Management
“It is the link between my work and the wellbeing of entire communities that makes my job so rewarding,” says Petra Salame, a Programme Management Officer (PMO) at the IAEA in charge of the Agency’s technical cooperation projects in China, Indonesia and Viet Nam.