Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leveraging and Language

Posted on May 10, 2010 by Carl Coon It can be interesting to watch the evolution of a word or a phrase as it emerges from the cocoon of a community of specialists and becomes part of the popular discourse. “Leveraging” is a …

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Advice for a Declining Superpower

Many long years ago, when I was half my present age, I studied at the National War College and penned the following words as part of my thesis: …one area where our proclivity for pat answers seems to be giving …

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Synopsis of Lean Mean Fighting Machine Plan to Cut Defense Spending

Reactionary measures that tinker on the margins of a fiscally unsustainable defense establishment will not rescue American military power from the budgetary Armageddon that lies ahead. American national military power is based on “capacity”, not just “capability” – capacity is …

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“Too Big To Fail” and the Federal Reserve

COMMITTEE FOR THE REPUBLIC Bank Steering Committee Article I, Section 8, Clause 5 of the Constitution places responsibility for our monetary system in Congress. The Founder’s intent was best expressed by Thomas Jefferson: “If the American people ever allow private …

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The Constitution and the Tea Party Caucus Part Company

By Bruce Fein* The proudest boast amongst Members of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress has been scrupulous adherence to the Constitution. They ridiculed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s asperity to inquiries about constitutional authority to enact Obamacare: “Are you kidding?” …

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