Monthly Archives: September 2013

And here we ago again (Republican Suicide)

It’s like watching a moth circle a flame.  They can’t help themselves.  They are drawn to anything that will water down, delay, or undermine Obamacare; and so they keep circling, circling, circling, bringing the government to a halt even thought … Continue reading

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And the weather out there is frightful…

Floods of biblical proportion? The climate skeptics are still bold, and they have some good points — we haven’t seen steady increases in air temperatures for a while; it’s been flat for nearly 15 years. And we haven’t seen the … Continue reading

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Just a reminder, on global population

This blog arose from research on how global population affects the global economy and politics. So it’s probably overdue for a return to that topic. With the IPCC coming out soon with its latest report on climate change, there will … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of Larry Summers

Just to remind ourselves that even the rich and famous and fabulously successful have their travails, it is helpful to reflect on the situation of Larry Summers. One of the most brilliant economists of a generation loaded with media and … Continue reading

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Happy Ending for Assad?

Amazingly, the U.S. and Russia have come to an agreement; this could be described as face-saving for the U.S. and life-saving from Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. and Russia have agreed that Syria will have until mid-2014 to turn over and … Continue reading

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Putin plays his hand well – but with what result?

President Vladimir Putin has skillfully taken advantage of the opening given, almost by accident, by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, for Russia to frame the debate on what to do about the civil war raging in Syria. Russia’s strategic … Continue reading

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Syria, seriously?

Oh what a slip of the tongue can do. We used to say “a slip of the lip can sink a ship.” Of course that was way back before the NSA got involved, but you get the idea: in war … Continue reading

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