Category Archives: Business and Finance

Harnessing the Energy of Trash

by Alyssa A. Lappen InFocus | Aug. 31, 2009 FALL 2009 | VOLUME III: NUMBER 3 Among the greatest ironies of President Barack Obama’s environmental policies is his federal budget proposal to “cap and trade” greenhouse gas emissions. The plan … Continue reading

A Caliphate of Toxic Assets

by Alyssa A. Lappen Frontpage Magazine | Jun. 29, 2009 When a pro-terrorist organization announces its intention to launch a financial jihad against the West, it is well worth learning their methods — especially when they promote a religious pseudo-financial … Continue reading

The Budget Boondoggle

By Alyssa A. Lappen FrontPageMagazine | Mar. 23, 2009 On March 3, days after President Barack Obama grandly unveiled a $3.6 trillion 2010 budget overview, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag testified to the House Budget Committee … Continue reading

America’s Excessive Debt Disease

Will Obama’s proposed budget kill the patient? By Alyssa A. Lappen Right Side News | March 19, 2009 President Barack Obama wants Americans to see his $3.6 trillion 2010 federal budget as a long term bail out for the sick … Continue reading

Should the U.S. nationalize banks?

There may be a simpler solution to the credit crunch. By Alyssa A. Lappen Front Page Magazine | March 2, 2009 Well, it’s official. Last Friday, the U.S. came within a hair of nationalizing a sick major bank. The government … Continue reading

Leahy’s “Truth Commission”

Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy tries to fuel the partisan mud-slinging machine by Alyssa A. Lappen Front Page Magazine | Feb. 16, 2009 Two of Congress’s most radical members believe George W. Bush’s America was the equal of apartheid South Africa. … Continue reading