Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Shifting Priorities in U.S. Defense Posture

I have always been intrigued by the global force posture of the United States. Our nation has an extensive network of overseas military installations, a global naval presence, and a system of alliances and agreements that facilitate military interventions around … Continue reading

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Domestic Human Rights and Mass Incarceration: Why Should American Presidents Uphold Domestic Human Rights?

America’s “War on Drugs” has allowed mass incarceration in the United States to grow exponentially over the past 35 years. Currently America represents about 5% of the world’s population; however, we contain 25% of the world’s jailed population. Furthermore, our … Continue reading

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Cyber, Infrastructure, Telecoms, & National Security

In the dynamic and fluctuating world of the 21st century, what constitutes as a threat to national security?  On September 10, 2001 few Americans could have foreseen the new threat posed by transnational terrorism that would emerge a day later.  … Continue reading

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Past and Present: Presidential Signing Statements

Though it is often taken for granted, one of the most important measures of an effective president is a healthy respect for the constitutional limits of the office. Not only are constitutional limits and the separation of powers placed on … Continue reading

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The Brain Drain in American Primary Education: The Recruitment and Retention of America’s Teachers

The silent crisis in American primary education may very well be the leading threat to American global competitiveness in the coming age. In 2009, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a group of 34 of the world’s most advanced economies, ranked US students 17th … Continue reading

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