While the western world tries to pull Greece back from the brink of economic calamity, author and U.S. budget expert Martin Gross explains why the U.S. is just three years away from an economic disaster that will make Greece pale by comparison. Just how dire is our national debt? Why are we so close to an economic free fall? How much spending needs to be cut? And where can it be cut? We ask Mr. Gross, author most recently of “National Suicide: How Washington is Destroying the American Dream”.
Archives for June 2010
As expected, most of the world is condemning Israel’s storming of a ‘humanitarian’ vessel attempting to get to Gaza. What basic facts are Israeli critics failing to consider? What kind of people were actually on the ship in question? Why are the Israelis screening ships headed to Gaza? What will happen when the next ships arrive? And what role can the U.S. play in reducing this latest tension? We ask retired Israeli Brigadier Gen. Elihu Ben-Onn, who is now a radio talk show host in Jerusalem.
President Obama vows to change laws to prevent another oil spill disaster and promises justice to anyone who broke laws in the current mess. Attorney General Eric Holder says a criminal investigation will be launched into the spill. Israel defends its actions in a deadly incident aboard a ship headed to Gaza. Al and Tipper Gore split.
Israel is once again enduring the scorn of the international community after Israeli forces stormed a ‘humanitarian’ ship off the coast of Gaza. But what are the facts? Why is Israel conducting a blockade? Is it legal? What ships should be allowed through for humanitarian purposes? Does this ship qualify? We ask Dr. Walid Phares, senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and author of “The Confrontation”.
The White House tried to make the Joe Sestak controversy go away last Friday by saying Sestak was offered a non-paying job by someone not currently in the Obama administration. But what does the law say? Does it matter if the job didn’t pay? Does is make any difference if Bill Clinton made the offer instead of someone within the Obama administration? What else might be worth investigating? What would have happened if a Republican administration did something like this? We ask Hans von Spakovsky, legal expert at the Heritage Foundation.
President Obama has taken a verbal beating from Republicans, Democrats and even the media as the failure to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil spill continues. What’s the biggest reason for the president taking so many hits? How tough is it to claim he is in charge while saying BP is responsible? Does this really pose a major threat to the rest of his presidency? We ask these questions and more to longtime USA TODAY White House Correspondent Richard Benedetto, who now teaches politics and journalism at American University and Georgetown University.