- Round and round the financial world
- Is it too late for Syria?
- Blogging is back!
- Blogging will return
- Blowing Bubbles
- When did the US stop thinking big? Look at EDUCATION!
- War — what is it good for?
- Why we mess up
- Is Terror back?
- Tragedy in Boston
- In Surprise, Recovery in China Loses Steam
- Confused about North Korea? — Think Syria
- Told you so
- From Russia, with thought
- Relentless optimism?
Monthly Archives: August 2011
If the United States is heading for a future as just one of the world’s major powers, not the overwhelmingly dominant economic and military force it has been for the last century, what are the implications for US politics? Charles … Continue reading
CNN had this to say about President Obama’s speech in Decorah, Iowa yesterday: “The president said he will release a detailed plan to boost the economy, create jobs and control the country’s deficit when Congress returns to Washington in September” … Continue reading
“Take your medicine – it tastes awful, I know, but it will make you better and in a few days you’ll be glad you did.” That doesn’t sound like high-tech medical care, more like a home remedy (castor oil?). That is, however, … Continue reading
After Monday’s market sell-off, Republican leader Eric Cantor was quick to blame President Obama’s “anti-business, hyper-regulatory, pro-tax increase agenda” saying it “has led to dangerous uncertainty in our economy.” Of course, by Friday the markets had almost fully recovered, without Obama … Continue reading
Republicans are fond of saying that the U.S. doesn’t have a revenue problem, it has a spending problem. They are dead wrong. We have neither a revenue problem, nor a spending problem. The critical issue of the day is that … Continue reading
The new “Supercommittee” is supposed to be “super” in two ways. First, it is designed to succeed where Congress as a whole failed, coming up with a plan to cut the US Federal budget deficit by $1.5 trillion dollars (in addition to … Continue reading
People are asking the media — my gosh, could what is happening in London happen in the U.S.? They forget that it already happened here – and many times over, most recently in Los Angeles in the Rodney King riots of … Continue reading
Word is that the US will finally come out and call for the departure of Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, as part of new sanctions on Syria’s regime. Many have asked why the US waited so long, while Assad called out … Continue reading
Last week brought us news that, faced with the threat that if the “Supercommittee” fails to find $1.5 trillion in budget cuts, there will follow automatic cuts of $600 billion each to the defense budget and medicare, lobbyists decided to pull together … Continue reading