The Great Debate

Time for the space vision thing

April 15, 2010

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Florida – My head is spinning as I sit here waiting for President Obama to do what should have been done when the White House rolled out its budget for NASA: do the vision thing.

U.S. aid, Israel and wishful thinking

By Bernd Debusmann
April 12, 2010

In June 1980, when an American president, Jimmy Carter, objected to Jewish settlements in Israeli-occupied territories, the Israeli government responded by announcing plans for new settlements. At the time, settlers numbered fewer than 50,000.

Healthcare summit as interesting as Olympic curling

February 25, 2010

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A faulty prescription for reform

By Dr. Steffie Woolhandler
February 25, 2010

– Dr. Steffie Woolhandler is a co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, an organization of 17,000 doctors who support single-payer national health insurance. She is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and co-director of the school’s General Internal Medicine Fellowship program. The views expressed are her own. —

Islam, terror and political correctness

By Bernd Debusmann
February 19, 2010

– Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Lowering risks from large, complex financial institutions

January 22, 2010

– Robert R. Bench, a former deputy Comptroller of the Currency, is a senior fellow at the Boston University School of Law Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law. The views expressed are his own. –

Obama disappoints on bank reform

January 22, 2010

— Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. —

America, terrorists and Nelson Mandela

By Bernd Debusmann
January 15, 2010

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Woe betide the organization or individual who lands on America’s terrorist list. The consequences are dire and it’s easier to get on the list than off it even if you turn to peaceful politics. Just ask Nelson Mandela.

Fed’s wondrous printing press profits

January 14, 2010

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– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are is own. –

American intelligence and fortune-telling

By Bernd Debusmann
January 7, 2010

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– Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —