Tag Archive: u.s.

Feb 25

The dangerous seduction of drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were scrapped. By embracing drones as a primary foreign policy tool, President Barack Obama …

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Nov 11

Preventing burglaries: Choosing the right home alarm system

Although I take a certain amount of comfort from statistics that show major declines in most types of crime throughout the U.S., I also know that burglaries have increased in areas surrounding my neighborhood over the last few years. I was finally prompted to take action was when my family returned home after being away …

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Oct 29

Tax deduction: moving expenses

Whether you’re relocating across town or across the country, moving is expensive. By the time you’ve paid to have your household goods packed and moved, cancelled and reconnected utilities and racked up storage fees, you could easily be out thousands of dollars. Many people don’t realize that if they’re moving to start a new job, …

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Oct 14

Shut up and work:We wouldn’t be at this point if Congress had done its job over the last several months.

For the first time in 17 years, Congress failed to provide the funding to keep the entire government running. So now you have two classes of government service and two classes of employees: “essential” and “nonessential.” If you run a national park, you aren’t essential. If you work in a government lab, you might be …

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Sep 16

The Russian-American beat must go on

The Edward Snowden drama has skipped from Washington through Hawaii and Hong Kong and into Moscow. Now, the storyline is back to Washington. Thanks to Russia’s decision to grant Snowden asylum for a year, Obama canceled a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin that was slated for September 5 ahead of the G20 Summit in …

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Sep 04

There We Go Again: Any U.S. war with Syria will turn out badly

So we’re going to war in Syria. Maybe. We won’t know for sure until Congress gets back from the vacation it’s taking from its other vacations. One can live in hope, however. What would autumn be without a fresh war in the Middle East to occupy us? I know, the Obama-Bush administration is saying that …

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