Posts Tagged: economy
As Congress works to balance the budget and find a solution to the Iraq crisis it must also focus on a different kind of budget balancing.
U.S. corporations march into Baghdad, at the expense of self-determination.
Congress is about to enact an energy bill that would severely limit the power of coastal states and municipalities to veto construction of massive -- potentially dangerous -- liquefied-natural-gas (LNG) terminals in their harbors.
Africa's expectations were quite clear: nothing short of a comprehensive treatment of debt, trade and development finance, along with removal of the constraints that have held back the continent's growth and progress.
Watching them blatantly abdicate their responsibility in the run-up to the Iraq War was almost as difficult as watching most of America let them get away with it.
While the Bush administration still aspires to ward off defeat, it is becoming increasingly clear that its failure to pass the Central American Free Trade Agreement represents the latest in a series of setbacks for its sputtering trade agenda.
Observers have often remarked in recent years that globalization demonstrators have won the moral argument about trade and development, yet have not been able to translate their positions into policy.
For 50 years, aside from the occasional defector, it was impossible to cross the demilitarized zone dividing the Korean Peninsula.
As the president often mentions, freedom, democracy and peace often demand heavy sacrifices. But plans to build new bases jeopardize these ideals.
Here's a radical yet rational proposal for next year: spend the $225 billion slated for highways instead on mass transit, high-speed intercity rail, and alternative fuels and energy-efficient vehicles. That revolutionary move would serve the nation's best