Op‐Ed: “Will the GOP Learn from This?” by Michael Tanner in the Orange County Register
As it emerges from the electoral rubble, the Republican Party must decide what it actually believes in before beginning rebuilding its battered fortune.
Republicans now have two more years in the wilderness to decide whether or not they actually stand for limited government and individual liberty. One wonders, whether they will hear the message.
Article: “Advice to President‐elect Obama,” by Will Wilkinson in Marketplace
Here’s my advice: First, you’ve got to get spending under control….Second, drop the xenophobic claptrap….Third, get real on the ‘new energy economy.’
Op‐Ed: “Is It Constitutional?” by Richard Rahn in the Washington Times
Which section of the U.S. Constitution gives the federal government the power to bail out banks? If you don’t know, it could be because no constitutional authority exists for such an action. It is all too common for both Congress and the executive branch to ignore that the Constitution limits what they can and cannot do.
Op‐Ed: “US Urged to Overhaul Nuclear Arsenal,” by David Isenberg in the Asia Times
The handling of US nuclear weapons and policy were recently center‐stage due to two different events. First was the release on October 24 of a report billed as a nuclear weapons roadmap for the future by the US Air Force. Titled “Reinvigorating the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise”, it called for the establishment of a global strike command and a headquarters for air force staff to handle nuclear assets.