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The Fools Rushed In To New START

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 7:30am 1/4/2011 at 7:30am

The lame duck rush to ratify the New START Treaty is becoming an example of fools rushing in.

One of the sticking points for Republicans opposed to the Treaty (13 Republicans voted in favor of the Treaty) was that the Preamble language seemed to link missile reduction to limits on U.S. missile...

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Boney M

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 8:38am 12/30/2010 at 8:38am

That is a name I had not heard in decades.

When I studied in the Soviet Union many of the East European students loved the group Boney M and were surprised that none of the Americans in our group had heard of it.  To them, Boney M was supposed to be one of the...

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Legislation By Crisis Still Works For Obama

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 24, 2010 at 11:07am 12/24/2010 at 11:07am

Remember how important it was to pass New START during the lame duck session, rather than waiting until January? 

We were told that anything less would have angered the Russians and, in Harry Reid’s words, put nukes in the hands of terrorists.  Any attempt to amend the treaty to clarify the...

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Harry Reid Must Want Terrorists To Have Nukes

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 20, 2010 at 8:32am 12/20/2010 at 8:32am

The lame duck session has seen Harry Reid at his best or worst, depending upon your perspective.

Reid held back a slew of substantial legislation to the last two weeks in order to try to ram through measures which, in a rational world, would have had full hearings and debate.  Reid’s most...

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Another Phony Crisis, Another Rush To Vote

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 19, 2010 at 9:45am 11/19/2010 at 9:45am

Once again, Barack Obama is creating a phony crisis to rush a major legislative vote without having done the preliminary legwork to address Republican concerns.

Think Stimulus and Obamacare. 

This time, it arguably is the most important vote, the Senate ratification of the new START Treaty with Russia.

Although Obama signed the Treaty...

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History Started On January 20, 2009

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 26, 2010 at 9:45am 4/26/2010 at 9:45am

President Obama’s outreach to Russia constitutes a “strategic reset,” according to Spencer Ackerman.

The proof? The recent Joint Statement issued by the U.S. and Russia commemorating the meeting of U.S. and Soviet troops at the Elbe River during WWII (emphasis mine):

Now this is something you don’t often see from American and...

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Guess What – We Agreed To Trade Nukes For Non-Nukes

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 9:47pm 4/22/2010 at 9:47pm

So reports The New York Times regarding a new conventional weapons system under development.

In the recent arms control treaty signed with the Russians we agreed to count each of these new conventional weapons towards the nuclear weapons limits in the treaty, meaning that for each of these new non-nuclear weapons, we...

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