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Made in China (not).

I found this analysis interesting particularly because it runs contrary of everything we’re told: What fraction of U.S. consumer spending goes for goods labeled “Made in China” and what fraction is spent on goods “Made in the USA”? The vast majority of goods and services sold in the United States are produced here. In 2010, […]

The year of the Hack.

Vanity Fair recently had a pair of thorough exclusives regarding what are to date the most severe, costly and intrusive cyber-attacks in history. Some of these hacks were conducted by the anarchist groups Anonymous and LulzSec, but the really disturbing facet of the articles regard the Chinese government allegedly orchestrating highly sophisticated and successful security […]

Count Obama’s whoppers from his BP speech.

There are lies, there are damned lies, and there’s Barack Obama. His presidential address to the nation regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon oil leak was filled with some big fibs. Starting with: “But make no mistake:  We will fight this spill with everything we’ve got for as long as it takes. .. And we will […]

Obama cruel to the kind, kind to the cruel.

In just the past 72 or so hours President Barack Obama has both become the first president to ever refuse to meet the Dalai Lama, and denied funding to the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. Both are policies based in appeasement, and the president’s track record on that is quite disturbing. Beyond the historic snub, […]

Bizarro World.

According to the State Department, terrorists in Guantanamo are “refugees,” and the Empire State Building will be lit up in red and yellow to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Communist China. As Michael Goldfarb notes, “Hey, the Red Chinese only killed 50 or 60 million of their own people, why not celebrate that achievement with […]

Freeman’s parting shot (yawn… blame the Jews).

Last week National Intelligence Council chairman nominee Charles Freeman withdrew his name, blaming “the Israel Lobby” for his lack of support to the post. Curiously, this would then define some leading Democrats — including Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, and Barack Obama himself — as persons beholden to “the Israel Lobby,” as they were either vocally […]

$650bn Tax on your exhales.

There’s a lot of talk of “energy independence” coming from the Obama administration. It’s a perennial red herring. Of it, Holman Jenkins stated earlier this week it was “a favorite of Tojo and Hitler, was debunked by Churchill, who reasoned that true energy security came from a diversity of suppliers, not the foolish pursuit of […]

Geithner: ‘Buy! No, sell!’

Here’s Andrew Roth: I’m glad Greg Mankiw caught this. Treasury Secretary Tim Geitner told Congress last month that China should stop manipulating their currency (by buying dollars). Last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Chinese to keep buying U.S. dollars. So which is it?? This blunder, along with the “Buy American” fiasco, the […]

They work when we use them.

Matthew Continetti of the Weekly Standard takes on the usually economically coherent NYT’s columnist, David Brooks, whom one supposes is having an off day. But then Brooks goes and writes this: “[T]he old free market policies worked fine in the 20th century, but no longer seem to be working today.” Really? China just ended an […]

The other China.

[UK Times] A major offensive involving 300 Sudanese government battlewagons intended to clear space for Chinese oil exploration in Darfur’s far north has begun, according to rebel commanders who have come under attack. Oil companies have been waiting for the Government to secure the region before starting work on seismic surveys. The claims of fresh […]