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Chinese workers in electronics factory in Shenzhen Photo Jurvetson Flickr

Should We Even Try to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back?

In my column this week, I wrote about the terrible conditions at factories in China where Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made. The impetus was a groundbreaking pair of stories in The New York Times about how the iPhone More…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2012

Good and Bad Ideas in the State of the Union

Having just returned from covering Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire and South Carolina, it was a bit strange to watch President Obama… More…

Jon Huntsman at a rally in New Hampshire

Huntsman Folds His Cards

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. put on a very good act the other night in New Hampshire. Flanked by his family, including his billionaire father, he told a hopeful crowd in a Manchester bar that his third-place finish was … More…

Jon Huntsman campaigns in New Hampshire

Huntsman Fights the Good Fight

KEENE, NH–Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. has been surging in the latest tracking polls here. It won… More…

Kim Jong-il.

A Disturbance in the Force

North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il has died, immediately creating jitters throughout Asia and the world.

North Korea’s official news agency—there’s no other—immediately declared his idiot son, Kim Jong-un, “the outstanding leader of our party, army and people.”  Kim the … More…

Wen Jiabao

China Plays Defense after US Onslaught

Foreign policy experts are still amazed at what happened over the past week in Asia. In a nutshell, President Obama has put rising China back on its heels.

First, he launched talks on a new trade pact with eight Asian … More…

President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Gillard

A Bold New Move to Contain China


Iran map CIA World Factbook

Neocon Romney Pushes for War with Iran

There were some amusing gaffes in Saturday night… More…

Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony 2008

China Has Peaked

Just a couple of years ago, China appeared rapidly heading for greatness. The Shanghai Composite index topped 6,000 in the fall of 2007 and the following summer the Opening Ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, produced by master film director Zhang … More…

G8 Leaders Canada 2010

It’s a Crisis in Leadership, Too

When the financial crisis hit in 2008, the world’s leaders and central bankers acted decisively. They saved the financial system, pumped liquidity into the markets, and used Keynesian policies to jump start economies on life support.

They were bold and … More…