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Conservatives oppose the new START treaty, as they opposed even the earlier version negotiated by Ronald Reagan

Summary:  About conservatives opposition to arms control treaties, including those that ended radioactive poisoning of the atmosphere and won the Cold War. Mitt Romeny (“Obama’s worst foreign-policy mistake“, op-ed in the Washington Post) and the Heritage Foundation (“Stop START Now“)  have joined the conservative chorus denouncing the new START treaty.  It’s all lies and misrepresentations, as …

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Obama, a disciple of Reagan’s foreign policy

An antidote to conservatives’ faux history:  “Think Again: Ronald Reagan“, Peter Beinart, Foreign Policy, July /August 2010 — “The Gipper wasn’t the warhound his conservative followers would have you think.”  I recommend reading this in full.  Some excerpts follow, sketching out the real story.  “Ronald Reagan Was the Ultimate Hawk.” These days, virtually every time someone on the …

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A quick guide to the “Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008”

There are only five things of significance about the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA), in my opinion (although we do not yet have the final version): Drafted in haste, it will have many and serious unintended consequences. Its provisions are largely irrelevant to our economic problems, intended to treat the symptoms. Our leaders have …

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