In his annual letter, Bill Gates writes that President Donald Trump’s “America First” worldview concerns him. He says Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid would hurt the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s efforts to fight diseases abroad before they become pandemics. Melinda Gates adds that she wishes Trump would treat […]
In President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, he asked Congress to help pass legislation ensuring US aid serves “American interests,” and would be prioritised for “friends of America.” Trump also lauded his December decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and criticised countries that rejected […]
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Cuts to Australia’s foreign aid budget introduced by Joe Hockey last year are being maintained in the 2016 Budget, resulting in a further $224 million fall to $3.877 billion in 2016-17. The latest reduction follows the biggest cut on record, with Hockey slashing $1 billion from the aid program 12 […]
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Wrecking the economy in the long term.
The Pew Research centre conducted a poll in mid-February asking respondents what aspects of federal spending they would prefer to see cut. The poll confirms past surveys that show that although Americans prefer to cut government spending in abstract terms, there aren’t many specifics they want slashed.
[credit provider=”Sen. Rand Paul”] JERUSALEM — Sen. Rand Paul steered clear of wrangling over former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defence Secretary, as he wrapped up a second day of meetings with political leaders in the Middle East Tuesday. “I haven’t made a decision on it yet,” Paul said, when asked whether […]
[credit provider=”AP”] TEL AVIV — Sen. Rand Paul kicked off his trip to Israel Sunday, joining several prominent GOP operatives for an eight-day tour that has heightened the Kentucky Republican’s international profile and fuelled further speculation about a 2016 presidential run. According to the itinerary for the trip, Paul has confirmed meetings […]
[credit provider=”AP Photo/Melanie Gouby”] Africa is covered in epithets, like graffiti. It has been labelled dark, lost, hopeless. But generalizations about Africa are dangerous. The only certainty is its size: it could contain the United States, China and India and still have room to spare. Recently it has been dubbed […]
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is wading into the nation’s most incendiary Senate race this week, with the launch of a new statewide, six-figure ad campaign to help Missouri Republican Todd Akin.
[credit provider=”Flickr/FreedomHouse” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/syriafreedom/6814009812/”] Greg Scoblete at RCW takes us to task for advocating arming a faction among the Syrian militia as an advisable course of action.This is a common lament, both among pro-interventionist Western commentators and among Syrian rebel forces themselves.