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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

National Security Implications

(Fox News) - A bill in the U.S. Senate would require the CIA and the Pentagon to assess the national security implications of global warming.

The Boston Globe reports the bill from Republican Chuck Hagel and Democrat Dick Durbin calls for a National Intelligence Estimate that would pinpoint regions at highest risk of humanitarian suffering and assess the likelihood of wars erupting over diminishing water and other resources.

The Pentagon would be required to undertake a series of war games to determine how global climate change could affect U.S. security.


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