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Report: Food Insecurity Rising as Crop Production Falls

Report: Food Insecurity Rising as Crop Production Falls

November 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/03/13 By Michael Shank WASHINGTON, November 3, 2013 — America’s food security is at immediate risk, according to a report leaked this month by the New York Times. Americans should expect crop production to fall by as much as 2 percent each decade for the rest of the […]

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7 Ways Obama’s U.N. Speech Revealed His Inconsistent Foreign Policy

7 Ways Obama’s U.N. Speech Revealed His Inconsistent Foreign Policy

September 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/24/13 By Michael Shank President Barack Obama’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly today deserves some fact checking. There were multiple assertions that skewed reality and are worth debunking as a result. First, Obama questioned “whether the United Nations can meet the tests of […]

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Does the U.S. Have a Moral Imperative in Syria?

Does the U.S. Have a Moral Imperative in Syria?

September 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm

WASHINGTON POST 09/05/13 By Michael Shank There are three fallacies floating around Washington regarding a war with Syria, rhetoric that has the potential to dangerously dictate how Congress will determine authorization.  A failure to address these fallacies, furthermore, puts us squarely on the cusp of another intractable war, one that […]

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If America Wants Assad to Respect International Law, It Must Respect It, Too

If America Wants Assad to Respect International Law, It Must Respect It, Too

September 2, 2013 at 1:53 am

FOX NEWS 09/01/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Now that President Obama has made up his mind about taking America to war with yet another Muslim country, he wants Congress to get on board. To his credit, he’s seeking congressional authorization, as required by the War […]

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What Would MLK Think of America’s Modern Wars?

What Would MLK Think of America’s Modern Wars?

August 15, 2013 at 3:56 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/15/13 By Michael Shank This month, Washington – and the world – commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington. While Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s progressive dreaming of a world where racial and economic equality is commonplace may have been […]

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How U.S. Dollars Fund African Horrors

How U.S. Dollars Fund African Horrors

August 8, 2013 at 9:26 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 08/08/13 By Michael Shank and Madeline Rose This month, roughly 25 members of Congress will travel to Sub-Saharan Africa for a wide range of discussions in Ethiopia, Liberia, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Riding on the heels of President Obama’s trip to […]

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A New Approach to Dealing With Global Food Insecurity

A New Approach to Dealing With Global Food Insecurity

July 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/29/13 By Michael Shank There are few ideas that convey the idea of “shared security” better than global warming. When the world warms up, when the sea levels rise, and when the extreme weather patterns wreak havoc, we are all in it together – either […]

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Keeping America Accountable in the War Zone

Keeping America Accountable in the War Zone

July 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

ROLL CALL 07/15/13 By Michael Shank and Matt Southworth The House Foreign Affairs Committee heard a compelling case recently for better oversight and accountability of war funding. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen delivered the agency’s final oversight report to the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North […]

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Bribes, Money Hidden in Teddy Bears: Welcome to US Spending in Afghanistan

Bribes, Money Hidden in Teddy Bears: Welcome to US Spending in Afghanistan

July 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm

THE GUARDIAN 07/09/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Steve Cohen The Department of Defense is spending more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to buy Russian-made aircraft for an Afghan aviation squad that lacks the troops and expertise to operate or maintain them. We know about this example of […]

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How U.S. War Funds Get Wasted … And How to Stop It

How U.S. War Funds Get Wasted … And How to Stop It

July 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/01/13 By Michael Shank The scandal at the Internal Revenue Service illustrates well the critical importance of an inspector general in keeping an administration accountable, regardless of which party holds the presidency. Had it not been for the Office of the Inspector General within the […]

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