A Sad Anniversary Celebration

It’s sad that what should be a day of quiet satisfaction – the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, the killer of nearly 3,000 innocents – has degenerated into a political spitball fight. Battleland well remembers Jimmy Carter’s failed mission to rescue the U.S. hostages held by Iran’s government in Tehran 30 years aqo. It led to some […]

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Battle of the Heavy-Hitter Economists: Krugman and Bernanke Slug It Out Over Fed Policy

  The lackluster U.S. economic recovery has fueled an unusually public argument between two of the most prominent economists in the country: Nobel prize-winning New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has accused Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke of not doing enough to help spur the economy. Bernanke has responded by pointing out that the Fed has already acted aggressively through two […]

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President Barack Obama White House Correspondents Association Dinner

Hollywood and Washington went on a romantic date Saturday night in the basement ballroom of the Washington Hilton, where more than 2,000 politicians, celebrities, journalists and hangers-on dined on crabmeat terrine and chocolate truffles and belly-laughed at remarks delivered by President Obama and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel during the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. “Last year at this time […]

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CISPA: House Vote Sets up Senate Cybersecurity Showdown

The House’s solid bipartisan vote for a cybersecurity bill sends a message to the Senate: Now it’s your turn to act. Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, which would encourage companies and the federal government to share information collected on the Internet to help prevent electronic attacks from cybercriminals, foreign […]

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School Reform: Why Romney and Obama Aren’t Talking About Education

When it comes to school reform, both candidates have a party-base problem According to a recent poll, 67 percent of registered voters in swing states said education was “extremely important” to them in this year’s election. Parents of high schoolers and college students are particularly worried, or they should be, that the interest rate on federally backed student loans is […]

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Romney seeks to undercut Obama’s foreign policy advantage

When North Korea launched a rocket earlier this month in a failed attempt to supposedly put a satellite into orbit, U.S. President Barack Obama was quick to condemn the latest provocation and then canceled a deal to resume nutritional assistance. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee for president, offered a blistering statement of his own. But his […]

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