Recycling: Governments Do Less With More Taxes, Consumers Do More

I read an article by an Swedish PhD candidate about recycling in his native Sweden that I encourage you to read. Republican Party leaders and policymakers should also read it as the party struggles to find its message on this issue. I expect there are many Americans who feel the same way about recycling, but …

Brazil and Nuclear Proliferation, Shhhhh!

“During the past few years the Bush Administration has demonstrated that the U.S. is willing to work with Brazil as an equal partner. It is time that Brazil reciprocated in this all too important area …” When you ask most Americans what comes to mind when discussing Brazil, it would be things such as Rio, …

U.S. Policy toward Colombia Vindicated, Again

While you will not get the sense from the reporting in the media that it is so, U.S. taxpayers’ return on investments in Colombia, in the form of years of foreign assistance programs, is finally yielding some tangible results. Yet, rather than boosting support for one our staunches allies in the Western Hemisphere by approving …

A Party of Whiners, not Winners?

During my recent trips to Capitol Hill to meet with old friends, I have noticed many new faces in Republican offices. Most of these young staffers never worked in a Republican-controlled Congress, but it has been good to see the new energy, the new Members, and the new ideas. Yet, despite this new energy, I …