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  • Will America ever be a country without debt?

    Will America ever be a country without debt?
    Today's topic: When will Washington ever be able to pay down its overall debt, which is approaching $11 trillion? Given what's happening with the aging population, when might we be in a position to reduce the debt load? Or will we simply count on a...
  • Smart sanctions vs. dumb bombs

    U.S. foreign policy has its own fads and fashions. They change more slowly than Oscar-night sensations, but get reputations that are harder to shake. At the moment, economic sanctions have a bad rap. And that's a shame, because financial sanctions are...
  • Whose liberty?

    Today, Antle and Continetti discuss what freedoms conservatives should value. Previously, they debated the president's fiscal policy and determined whether foreign interventionism has any place in conservative ideology. Thursday and Friday, they'll...
  • How to avoid the next housing bubble

    How to avoid the next housing bubble
    Today's question: How do we avoid another disastrous housing bubble? Increased regulation, or trust the market to price risk better next time? Previously, Mitchell and Abromowitz discussed what Washington should do about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, John...
  • Letters to the editor

    Wary of unions Re “Obama picks union-backer for Labor post,” Dec. 19 Let me get something straight here. We are to understand that the autoworkers' unions and management are jointly responsible for the crippling of the U.S. auto industry....
  • Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics

    Paul Samuelson dies at 94; 1st American to win Nobel in economics
    Paul Samuelson, the first American to win a Nobel Prize in economics, the author of a landmark college textbook on the subject and a presidential advisor who helped shape tax policy in the Kennedy administration, has died. He was 94. --------------------...
  • Fencing with Tehran

    The Iranians are riding high these days. While the United States is hemorrhaging $5 billion a month in Iraq trying to stabilize Iran's flattened former enemy, Tehran is hauling in $5 billion a month in oil revenues. Iran is making life miserable for the...
  • The useless Cuba embargo

    The useless Cuba embargo
    Among New York's rites of autumn -- the marathon, the rainbow of leaves in Central Park, the sudden profusion of wool overcoats -- a new one has emerged at the United Nations. In each of the last 16 years, the General Assembly has voted to condemn the...
  • Drunk on ethanol

    'Gasoline is going -- alcohol is coming. And it's coming to stay, too, for it's in unlimited supply. And we might as well get ready for it now." Those words might have come from President George W. Bush, or just about any member of the U.S. Congress,...
  • Barack Obama for president

    Barack Obama for president
    It is inherent in the American character to aspire to greatness, so it can be disorienting when the nation stumbles or loses confidence in bedrock principles or institutions. That's where the United States is as it prepares to select a new president: We...
  • Prof. Obama's lecture on business to the Business Roundtable

     
    Democrat trying to sell his government reform plans gets a polite response from his business audience....