Foreign Policy

I’m Not Illegal

SEATTLE — As crowds of illegal immigrants march through America’s streets, I peer down at the protesters from my office here and wonder, “Why don’t I march with them?” Well, because I’m not illegal. In the last six years, while visiting this country and starting my new job with the free-market Discovery Institute, I have paid the U.S. government nearly Read More ›

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Republicans On Immigration: The War Within

Egged on by more illegal immigrant protests, the cantankerous debate about immigration policy continues in Washington, as President Bush and legislators of both parties struggle to reach a grand bargain, the mother of all immigration reforms. A compromise has been difficult to achieve, in part because the Democrats have taken the classic posture of an opposition party — they oppose Read More ›

Bush Takes On the Brothels

This article, published by The New York Times, mentions Amb. John Miller, a former fellow of Discovery Institute and former Chairman of the Discovery Institute Board of Directors: Yet Mr. Miller and his office wield their spotlight shrewdly. With firm backing from the White House (Mr. Bush made Mr. Miller an ambassador partly to help him in his bureaucratic battles). Read More ›

Putin to Step Down, No Third Term

Seattle – According to a Kremlin source reported today on of Discovery Institute in Seattle, Russian President Vladimir Putin will not complete his present term in office nor seek a third term.   “According to my sources, Putin will resign before December 2, 2007, when his successor will stand in the next election,” said Yuri Mamchur, managing editor of Russia Blog, and a Read More ›

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Europe’s Two Culture Wars

Spain seemed to be standing firm against terror, with demonstrators around the country wielding signs denouncing the "murderers" and "assassins." Yet things did not hold. Read More ›

The Roadblock To Beijing Runs Through New Delhi

President Bush is in India this week for the first time, a historic trip that is long overdue. Although terrorism, trade and technology will be major discussion topics with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the rise of China cannot be far from the minds of both men and their respective defense establishments. China’s rapid economic rise and military buildup pose Read More ›

Another “Rising Star” Governor Takes On President Bush

Oh, no. It’s yet another “rising star” governor of the Democratic Party to the rescue! After President Bush’s State of the Union address, Democrats trotted out Tim Kaine, the recently elected “centrist” governor of red-but-increasingly-purple Virginia to present their response. Governor Kaine gave a laundry list of purported ills that afflict America and declared repeatedly, “there is a better way.” Read More ›

Condi Challenges “Old Diplomacy”

In a speech at Georgetown University on January 18th, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threw down the gauntlet at the State Department bureaucracy by expounding “transformational diplomacy” to shift the priority and direction of the department in the post-modern, post-Cold War era. Noting that the State Department has almost as many employees in Germany, with a population of 82 million, Read More ›