Monday, June 21, 2010

Press Briefing

Jan 22, 2010

Resolving the financial crisis: are we heeding the lessons from the Nordics?, by Claudio Borio, Bent Vale and Goetz von Peter. Bis Working Papers No 311

A Battle Against the Odds - How tribal leaders helped the U.S. in Iraq—and the lessons for Afghanistan

An Update from the President on the BP Oil Spill

Moral Hazard and China's Banks - Beijing could face its own banking crisis unless more market discipline is introduced

Iran's Democratic Manifesto - Mousavi has issued a clear call for democracy, the separation of mosque and state, and a gentler foreign policy

The Sotomayor Precedent - Obama's nominee joins the Ninth Circuit, loses three times

Live Video: Secretary Clinton To Deliver Remarks Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

Colombia Speaks - But will the Federal President listen?

The White House Blog - The President's Record on Border Security

The Antidrilling Commission - The White House choices seem to have made up their minds
 "Under my Administration, the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over. . . To undermine scientific integrity is to undermine our democracy. . . I want to be sure that facts are driving scientific decisions, and not the other way around."
            —President Obama, April 27, 2009

A Negotiated Solution for Afghanistan? - Whatever his other weaknesses, President Karzai is not about to surrender to the Taliban at the peace table

UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, by Elizabeth Verville, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Remarks at a High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly, NYC

A Visit Inside Turkey's Islamist IHH - A journalist's trip to the headquarters of the extremist group that sponsored the Mavi Marmara

Farewell to the Shadow Shoguns

The Obama Speech We're Waiting For: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac need to get the BP treatment

Iran and the European Moment - The Continent has no more excuses not to act against Tehran

Decks are stacked against China keeping its stake in Korea game

Can 'Pashtunistan' end the Af-Pak war?

Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing - Britain's biggest wind farm companies are to be paid not to produce electricity when the wind is blowing

Press Briefing

Jan 21, 2010

Chomsky's Nightmare: Is Fascism Coming to America?

Time to Stand Up to the National Standards Agenda

Churchill's Stogie Up In Smoke

On Eric Jaffe's The King's Best Highway - The Lost History of the Boston Post Road, the Route that Made America

WH Blog: President Obama Breaks Ground on 10,000th Recovery Act Road Project; Let the Summer of Recovery begin!

Think Globally, Sue Locally - The plaintiffs bar goes international and focuses on trashing a corporation's image

On the Precautionary Principle: The Gulf disaster rehabilitates a discredited idea - The 'Paralyzing' Principle

Pakistan's Medieval Constitution - It is the only Muslim nation to explicitly define who is or is not a 'Muslim'

The China Currency Syndrome - World leaders would do better to worry less about imbalances and more about whether their own nations are pursuing policies that contribute to global prosperity

U.S. Will Contribute Additional $60 Million to United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees

ObamaCare and the Independent Vote - Voter opposition hasn't changed, and it could be decisive in November

Ending Lobbyist Appointments to Agency Boards and Commissions

Capital-Control Comeback - As money flows to Asia, politicians play King Canute

Celebrex: Something to Celebrate

Federal President Weekly Address: Republicans Blocking Progress

Conservatives: Married Fathers-America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty