Wagener: Make small changes

October 9, 2009 • 1
The philosopher George Santayana famously quipped, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Sadly, President Obama seems determined to go against Santayana’s eternal apothem. This week’s report that unemployment is at its highest in 26 years, last week’s Olympic failure and the continuing health care morass demonstrate that he has fallen »

Wagener: Opportunity and risk in Tehran

December 3, 2008 • 2
The American people have been focused inward during the hard-fought election season, so it is no surprise that media attention has shifted away from the tense situation in the Middle East. Unfortunately, ignoring the imminent danger of a nuclear-armed Iran has done little to cool President Ahmadinejad’s zeal for weapons capable of obliterating New York »

White Europeans: An endangered species?

February 27, 2008 • 116
Europe is a dying continent. I say this not as a criticism, but rather as a statement of fact. In Europe, an acute failure to produce the next generation has created a looming demographic crisis. According to research by both the CIA and the U.N., every single member of the European Union has a birthrate »

Hope for U.S. budget in curbed pork spending

December 4, 2007 • 0
In the run-up to the 2008 election, the media has been nearly silent on the issue of the budget deficit. Perhaps it is because in the current term, the federal budget is trending towards solvency: The budget deficit is expected to shrink for at least the next five years, despite the wars in Iraq and »