Showing posts with label foreign aid. Show all posts
Showing posts with label foreign aid. Show all posts

Walter E Williams: The Ticket To Proserity

Private property rights, contracts, personal freedom ... Gaza is home to Palestinian people, who have suffered injustices and have a history of legitimate grievances against both Israel and Arab governments. If there's one immutable fact of life, it is that history cannot be changed or controlled. What can be changed and controlled is the future. ... MORE

Ed Krayewski: World’s Gone Right

Don't believe the hype.      Islamist extremists on the loose in the Middle East, drug cartels running wild south of the border, Ebola, nuclear proliferation, ubiquitous surveillance, climate disasters, beheadings. It's easy to imagine things are worse than they have been in a long time. We don't have the benefit of hindsight, yet we can take a step back  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Africa - The Tragic Continent

And why it is no surprise.     Here's how my Aug. 11, 2003, column began: "Anyone who believes President Bush's Africa initiative, including sending U.S. troops to Liberia, will amount to more than a hill of beans is whistling Dixie. Maybe it's overly pessimistic, but most of Africa is a continent without much hope for its people." More than a   ... MORE

American Taxpayers Blew $7.45 Billion On What?

Fighting global warming in other countries. American taxpayers spent $7.45 billion to help developing countries cope with climate change in fiscal years 2010 through 2012, according to a federal government report submitted to the United Nations on a subject that Secretary of State John Kerry described as “a truly life-and-death challenge.” ... MORE

Peter Suderman: 8 Reasons Not To Go To War In Syria

Is the U.S. on the march to war in Syria?       Over the past week, the stage has been set for yet another military intervention in the Middle East. Calls for U.S. action in Syria have grown louder following reports of a chemical weapon attack in Damascus said to have been carried out with the knowledge and approval of President Bassar al-Assad’s    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The Reality Versus Mirages In Egypt

So far, the mirages seem to be winning.      Nothing symbolizes the Utopianism of our times like both liberals and some conservatives calling for us to cut off aid to the Egyptian military, because of the widespread killings in what is becoming a civil war in Egypt. Such utter lack of realism from the left is not new, but hearing some  ... MORE

John Stossel - Overseas Meddling

You pay taxes?      You contributed to the $2 billion your government gave Egypt this year. And last year. And every year — for 30 years. Most of it went to Egypt's military. How's that worked out? Now our government will "cautiously" support anti-government rebels in Syria, even though some are openly allied with al-Qaida. Years before, we paid to     ... MORE

Obama Proves Himself Unworthy As Commander-In-Chief

from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.     U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in a well-planned military assault on their diplomatic mission in Benghazi seven weeks ago, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So why are details surfacing, piecemeal, only now? The Obama administration sat by doing      ... MORE

VIDEO: Michael Steele On Wealth Redistribution

Socratic interviewer Jan Helfeld brings the former RNC chairman to the bottom line.

John Stossel: Don't Trust Your Instincts

Simple answers are satisfying, but often wrong. Simple answers are so satisfying: Green jobs will fix the economy. Stimulus will create jobs. Charity helps people more than commerce. Everyone should vote. Well, all those instinctive solutions are wrong. As Friedrich Hayek pointed out in The Fatal Conceit, it's a problem that in our complex, extended economy ... MORE

Rand Paul: End All Foreign Aid

Tea Party favorite and freshman Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) may have crossed a "third rail" of politics by suggesting that the federal government zero out all foreign aid — including even foreign aid to Israel, America's largest foreign aid recipient over the past 30 years.  MORE