Morning Musings

The European Union gives up on Iran sanctions. We should’ve completed the Keystone pipeline a while ago because the U.S. Congress pressing ahead with a fresh batch of U.S. sanctions. They should listen to people who have first-hand experience: Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk warns that “the world stands on the brink of conflict, the consequences of which …

Europe’s Influence in a Future Cuba, Waning

So, the Europeans have a new “common position” on Cuba. It is a political fig leaf. The EU see changes coming on the island, and dollar signs, and they do not want to be left behind. The Cuban people are not fooled by it. In a Reuters exclusive on the diplomatic development: “Cuba wants capital, and …

EU, Take Me To Your Leader

Watching the European economic situation unfold the past few months makes me wonder if Cold War-era aliens have taken over the leadership of European Parliament. Did these folks learn anything over the course of those close to fifty years that state intervention and regulation of national economies is a sure way to destroy freedom? Talking …

U.S. Should Take Lead in Space Security

The Washington Time’s Bill Gertz  penned a good piece this morning on outer space security: “New space-arms control initiative draws concern.” You can read it here. Over at The Space Review blog, you can read a good background summary of the matter that details the Obama Administration’s apparent back and forth on the issue. From this outpost, …

Cameron, The Day He Put Britain First

The europhiles say the UK is isolated now because the PM Cameron placed UK interests above EU interests. Good riddance. “The Day He Put Britain First” cheered the mass-selling Daily Mail, after the British prime minister blocked Franco-German attempts to enshrine new budget rules into a modified EU treaty during an all-night summit in Brussels. …

The EU, an over-subsidized and regulatory superstate gone amok

Don’t drink the bottled water, it’s bad for the environment. That is the first thing I thought of last week when Yleem sent me a news article on a European Union study that water does not prevent dehydration.  No, it was not in the National Enquirer. Might as well be. As of the publication of …