August 30, 2013 |
EMBU GUACU, Brazil — Since the 1960s, Cuba has deployed an army of doctors by the tens of thousands to the world's most inhospitable corners, from Haiti to Africa's killing fields to the ultra-violent barrios of Venezuela. Now, thousands of Cubans are heading to relatively affluent Brazil to shore up a decrepit health-care system that has become a national embarrassment. Two months after mass protests against the substandard condition of public health and other services, President Dilma Rousseff's government...
September 16, 2008
Key Democratic lawmakers say the government may need to create an entity resembling the old Resolution Trust Corporation to manage the assets of insolvent institutions. Meanwhile, many investors are urging the Fed to lower the federal funds rate to keep the turmoil from spreading. But the Fed is unlikely to cut rates at its meeting today.
June 12, 2012 |
The Obama administration on Tuesday accused Russia of planning to supply new attack helicopters to Syria, a move that U.S. officials warned would dramatically escalate the crisis and belie Moscow's claim that it is not supporting President Bashar al-Assad's violent crackdown on dissent. Russia, a longtime ally and supplier of arms to the Syrian government, has acknowledged that it is continuing to honor contractual military shipments to Damascus, while stressing that it is not providing weapons that could be used...
October 11, 2012 |
Rick Wingrove is the CEO of Beltway Atheists, Inc, the Virginia State Director of American Atheists , and a contributor to The Washington Post's local faith leader network . Christopher Hitchens famously said that "religion poisons everything. " While a thorough search might turn up technical exceptions to this rule, one of the things religion certainly does poison is politics. Poison politics leads to toxic government. Religious types have been leaning...
August 23, 2013 |
A former federal employee was accused of stealing more than $880,000 in money and property from the government, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia said Friday. The prosecutor's office said an information was filed accusing John C. Beale, a former Environmental Protection Agency employee, of theft of government property over a period of about a dozen years. The document alleged that the money and property came into Beale's hands as salary, benefits and retention incentive bonuses he had not earned.
January 6, 2012 |
Liberals have a rendezvous with regret. Their largest achievement is today's redistributionist government. But such government is inherently regressive: It tends to distribute power and money to the strong, including itself. Government becomes big by having big ambitions for supplanting markets as society's primary allocator of wealth and opportunity. Therefore it becomes a magnet for factions muscular enough, in money or numbers or both, to bend government to their advantage. The left's centuries-old mission is to...