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    The Budget and the Deficit

    From <a href=””>Fox News</a> and the <a href=””>Associated Press</a>: <blockquote>WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s proposed budget predicts the national deficit will crest at a record-breaking $1.6 trillion in the current fiscal year, then start to recede in 2011 to just below $1.3 trillion. Still, the administration’s new budget proposal to be released Monday says deficits over the next decade will average 4.5 percent of the | Read More »

    The Court, Speech, and Playing Politics

    The new Supreme Court ruling on political speech has been slammed by President Obama and a wide variety of Democrats and liberals, such as Keith Olbermann. While I cannot claim any level of legal expertise, and am ignorant of the decision’s specifics, there may be a significant silver lining lost in the condemnation. The following argument is a paraphrase of Daniel Indiviglio, from the Atlantic’s | Read More »

    We Killed People, and We Should Say So

    Publishing this diary does not help the United States of America. On the contrary, just as many voices in the political world have alleged, making this information publicly available will aid our enemies and wound the resolve of our allies. But we have no choice, for the consequence of silence is too great. The CIA Inspector General’s report reveals how many times the agency stepped | Read More »

    Market Up? Not Obama. Market down? STILL not Obama.

    When Jon Stewart talked about the “two markets” in his <a href=””>interview with Jim Cramer</a>, he wasn’t completely correct. There are two markets, but they aren’t exactly the ones Stewart described (though very close). Long term, there’s only one way a stock is going to go up, and that’s if the corporation you buy stock in makes money, thus raising the company’s value, and thus | Read More »

    Marine One’s information stolen – is yours at risk?

    If you haven’t heard already, there are reports that information on the VH-3D or the VH-60N helicopters operated by Marine Helicopter Squadron One have been found on the internet. The reason for the fuss is that these helicopters are more usually knows as Marine One when carrying the President of the United States, just as the Boeing VC-25 aircraft is known better as Air Force | Read More »