What I’m currently reading:
The fallacy that continues to dog Project Cameron – John Rentoul (who wrote this killer Tony Blair bio I totally loved) says that David Cameron’s ideas are just as flawed as Gordon Brown’s. Sad part is that in this battle between the Conservative Party (Cameron) and Labour Party(Brown) one of these two will probably end up being UK Prime Minister. Side note: Current UK PM Brown was never going to be Tony Blair. Sometimes a politician is best suited to his previous job, rather than his current one. This is very true of Brown. However, I have no love for David Cameron and his “New Labour” -lite schtick and his obsession with the environment. Of course, that’s generally how the Brits roll anyway — with their entrenched welfare state and their socialized health care with the NHS. Naturally, these are the kind of politicians they like. Bully for them. Moving on…
Jack Kelly on President Obama’s new nuke deals. Here’s the bottom line as far as I’m concerned – if President Obama really believes that we are facing a more challenging time in dealing with nuclear threats, then he’s got the wrong solution to this. We can’t be voluntarily reducing our own nuclear arsenal and stopping production on more modern weapons at the same time North Korea and Iran are ramping up their nuke production. This seems backwards to me. The United States of America may very well be the only country which would be willing to voluntarily do this — and that’s exactly why we can’t do it.
A cautionary tale from Europe – Greece’s monetary struggles – a result of overspending and a massive entitlement society.