MSM: Obama Admin. Says Not Enough Done for Cybersecurity

(WashingtonTimes) – President Obama on Wednesday briefly dropped by and addressed a meeting at which industry figures were being updated on U.S. cybersecurity efforts, acknowledging more progress was needed on the issue but blaming George W. Bush administration efforts as inadequate.

The meeting was led by White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and was attended “by an array of cybersecurity stakeholders from across the country,” a statement from the White House said.

One of the stakeholders, Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, told The Washington Times that while he credits the administration for some improvements since its cybersecurity policy was rolled out more than a year ago, there was disappointment about the speed of progress. Read entire article

Video: Here Comes Stimulus 2.0

In this Bloomberg clip, commerce secretary Gary Locke says that “if there is to be another stimulus — and that’s being hotly discussed and very seriously considered within the administration as well as members of Congress – it needs to be very targeted, very specific and we need to be very mindful of the deficit as well. Continue reading

The Unfulfilled Rights of Humankind – America’s Broken Promise

In what Thomas Paine christened The Age of Reason, democracy supplanted the royal monarchy as the government of choice for enlightened nations. There was much discussion in those pivotal times of human advancement concerning the inherent Rights of Man. Borrowing from England’s Magna Carta, the British philosopher John Locke and the French philosophers Jean-Jacque Rousseau and Francois-Marie Arouet (aka Voltaire), Thomas Jefferson immortalized the universal human rights in the Declaration of Independence: Continue reading

MSM: Barack Obama accused of making ‘Depression’ mistakes

(Telegraph) – Barack Obama is committing the same mistakes made by policymakers during the Great Depression, according to a new study endorsed by Nobel laureate James Buchanan. Continue reading

MSM: Commerce Secretary – Americans ‘Need to Pay’ for Chinese Emissions

(WSJ) – With the U.S. secretaries of energy and commerce in China this week, much of the attention focused on the standoff over emissions reductions or small breakthroughs in clean-tech cooperation. Continue reading

Life, Liberty, and Property Are Inseparable

(C4L) – Life, liberty, and property were the central, inalienable rights that formed the foundation of the great experiment in self government called the United States of America. The founders of our country never broke apart this sacred triumvirate, because each one of these rights is inextricably bound to the other. Continue reading

How Much Has Changed? Obama Administration Deals Series of Anti-Environmental Blows

With little more than 100 days in office, the Democrats, under the leadership of President Barack Obama, have unleashed a slew of anti-environmental policies that would have enraged any reasonable conservationist during the Bush years. Continue reading

Lockeing Up Leviathan

Like any carnivorous beast, Leviathan has a ravenous appetite, but it differs in that its appetite is never satisfied and it has even been known to eat itself to death. Leviathan’s only and favorite staple is, of course, taxes. Continue reading