News Analysis
News Analysis
The Carterization Process, Contd.

Moody’s, the much feared bond-rating agency whose downgrades have plunged Europe into chaos, is now warning that US debt may lose its triple A rating.  The last time this happened?  1979 when You-Know-Who was in the White House.  Back in those days the US had to sell “Carter bonds” denominated in foreign currency because people […]

Good News From Burma

Human rights activists are going to hate this, but a Thai zillionaire plans to build a major port in the country formerly known as Burma to facilitate trade between India and Southeast Asia.  The economic boost will help the SLORC cling to power — but promoting Indian trade and influence helps stabilize the power balance […]

Israel Shoots Self In Foot. Again.

Public protests or “economic, social, or academic” boycotts against the state of Israel and its settlements are now illegal in Israel after a bill of dubious constitutionality and even more dubious merit passed the Knesset.  Even the staunchly pro-Israel ADL has criticized this piece of legislative overreach.  Critics of the bill, which allows lawsuits and […]

California Partition Plan Gets a Boost

You heard it first here: back in May I wrote that the only way to fix California is to break it up into smaller states.  Yesterday that idea got a small boost from the Riverside County Board of Supervisors,which will convene a meeting on the subject of “South California” in the fall.  Apparently Los Angeles […]

Al Gore’s Newest Strategy? A Slideshow

“Al Gore is definitely back,” chirps Bryan Walsh at Time. Everyone watch out, the global head of the green movement really has a strategy this time. He released an iPhone app.He rebranded his campaign, from Alliance for Climate Protection to the Climate Reality Project. And best of all, he’s preparing “a brand new 30 minute multimedia presentation,” a […]

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