By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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When President Obama gives his State of the Union address tonight, he will almost assuredly claim that the union is strong. He will likely invoke the many positive characteristics of the American national character and might even recognize a guest in the gallery who possesses an inspirational story.
Heeeeeere’s Frankenstorm. All bets are off. Television editors and reporters and some of our flightiest politicians have abandoned the presidential campaign for more frightful stuff. They’re determined, as usual, to make something bad a lot worse.
Panama's government has repealed a measure to sell state-owned land in a duty-free zone along the Panama Canal after a week of sometimes violent protests.
Last week, following the presidential debate, national attention was again focused on the Dodd-Frank Act, the Obama administration’s response to the financial crisis. The attention is well deserved: Dodd-Frank, Obamacare and the threat of higher taxes brought on by January’s fiscal cliff are among the chief reasons why the U.S. economy is stuck in its weakest recovery on record.
It's a long way from Tokyo to Ellicott City, Md., about 6,800 miles and 72 years in the case of the 1933 Datsun fire truck owned by Dan Banks.
Taming the Dodd-Frank Act: It's a daunting job, but someone equipped with a whip and a chair may manage to do it. Federal regulations emerging from the new law are occupying many pages - already twice as many as health care reform legislation - and officials are not even half finished with their task.
It is inevitable that a man may campaign for the U.S. presidency on one set of issues only to face entirely different challenges once he is in office. In 1979, I spent some time traveling with Ronald Reagan throughout Northern California as he tested three major themes with great success for his campaign a year later.
Three Panamanian men were on their way home after a night of fishing, happy with their success, when the motor on their small open boat rattled and quit, leaving them adrift in sight of land, but too far out for their cellphones to work.
Researchers scratching in the sediment during the historic expansion of the Panama Canal say they have discovered the fossils of a small camel with a long snout that roamed the tropical rainforests of the isthmus some 20 million years ago.
"An American Adventure" is best characterized as autobiography liberally laced with opinion. The subtitle reference to early aviation is somewhat of a stretch. It's true the author's father was Lloyd Stearman, in whose aircraft legions of World War II aviators learned to fly. However, except for being son of the father, little of William Stearman's life reflects that aviation heritage.
Former military strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega was flown home to Panama on Sunday to be punished once again for crimes he committed during a career that saw him transformed from a close Cold War ally of Washington to the vilified target of a U.S. invasion.
Former dictator Manuel Noriega has arrived in Panama for the first time in 22 years, returning as an extradited prisoner to the country he once ruled with an iron grip.
The Justice Department's recent announcement that an Iranian agent attempted to recruit a Mexican drug gang to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States presents an opportunity for the Obama administration finally to draw the line on Iran's growing presence in the Western Hemisphere.
The space shuttle was sold to America as cheap, safe and reliable. It was none of those.
While President Obama has put our national defense on the chopping block, Russia and China have increased their military spending and buildup of armed forces.