- 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?
Category Archives: U.S. Politics
In the 12 years since 9/11, the United States has been consumed by fear of Islamist terrorism. Underpants bombers, Guantanamo prison, torture, Bin Laden, drone attacks — the list of news stories and issues related to conflicts between radical anti-Western … Continue reading
The job figures out of Washington today were a mixed but mostly very sad story. There were upward revisions in the January and February hiring numbers, and construction employment remained strong (houses being built on unfounded optimism of a major housing … Continue reading
As Europe waits to see what follows the Cypress haircut and Italian political deadlock; Japan waits to see if its efforts at halting deflation produce progress, ignite excess inflation, or fail; China waits to see if it can sustain growth … Continue reading
If the Republicans proposed a federal budget for 2013-14 that relied on a rain of gold doubloons, all of which would happen to fall in the Federal government’s coffers, as the basis for U.S. fiscal planning we would laugh. Or cry, … Continue reading
There hasn’t been much new to blog about except the same old, same old bad news. The Republicans and Democrats fail to produce a budget deal — is that news? About as much as dogs chewing bones or cats chasing … Continue reading
In 2010, the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa had the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, at 24%. That was roughly double the rate in most middle-income countries. Today, Eurozone official statistics showed that the … Continue reading
You really have to wonder who is running this country. No sane person (read President Obama and White House Staff) would not understand that in a few years, rising health care costs and an aging population will devastate the federal … Continue reading
America has a wonderful democratic constitution. But it’s not working anymore, at least not the way it was designed to. The Senate was intended to give each state an equal weight in deliberations, to ensure that a majority did not … Continue reading
Today on Thanksgiving we have some things to be thankful for. The cease-fire in Gaza is holding (so far). This is important not only to stop the killing, but also because it represents a breakthrough in the relationship between President … Continue reading