Archive for the ‘China’ Category

May 9th, 2024 - 9:54 pm § in Biden, China, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Republicans

Is Biden or Trump worse for inflation?

Polls show inflation is a top concern of voters, and could decide the 2024 election. If you chose a candidate based on that issue, who would you go with, Biden or Trump? Here are 5 reasons why Trump might be the worst pick: 1. Trump favors tariffs.  Trump claims tariffs would be paid by China [&hel[...]

June 5th, 2023 - 1:02 pm § in China

Collision course

The U.S. and China are on a collision course. A war isn’t inevitable, but is increasingly likely. The incidents depicted in the videos below aren’t accidental nor the actions of rogue crews. They’re deliberate, calculated, choreographed, practiced, and ordered from the top. Most li[...]

June 4th, 2023 - 8:57 pm § in Biden, China, Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley wants to “save America”

From what? Union wages? Women controlling their own bodies? Queer people? In a townhall on Sunday, June 4, 2023 (read story here), she wouldn’t get specific about abortion. Women voters are entitled to assume she would sign a nationwide ban, because that’s what Republicans are enacting [...]

May 16th, 2023 - 2:58 pm § in Biden, Business, China, Foreign Affairs

Panicky Buffett dumps shares in Taiwan chipmaker

Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s holding company, has sold all its recently-acquired shares in Taiwan Semiconductor (TSMC), which makes nearly all the world’s most advanced computer chips. He was explicit about why: He’s worried about the location of TSMC’s factories in T[...]

March 31st, 2023 - 2:20 am § in China

Protests? In China?

Well yeah, Chinese citizens have been adopting the decadent Western practice of taking to the streets to object to actions by their government. There were, of course, the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, spurred in part by inflation and demands for more democracy, which ended with bodies crushed unde[...]

March 5th, 2023 - 5:51 pm § in America, Biden, China, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, News Media, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Fact-checking Trump’s CPAC lies

Journalist, pesky creatures they are, like to fact-check political speeches. CNN says Trump delivered a “doozy” at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 4, 2023 (see story here). By now, his M.O. is familiar: Portray America as a post-a[...]

February 27th, 2023 - 9:47 pm § in China, Health, Science

We still don’t know where Covid-19 came from

“An updated intelligence assessment about the origins of the Covid-19 virus has reopened the long-simmering and unsolved debate about how the virus came to be,” CNN reported on Monday, February 27, 2023 (read story here). “[T]he US Department of Energy’s Office of Intelligence an[...]

February 26th, 2023 - 5:03 am § in Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans, Russia

Is Nikki Haley a serious presidential candidate?

Nikki Haley wants to be president for no better reason than she wants to be president. That’s more or less the media narrative, which has focused on her struggles to differentiate herself from other aspirants (see story here), beyond being a Republican who isn’t Trump (although she certa[...]

February 24th, 2023 - 8:54 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

Will China down a U.S. “spy plane” over its “sovereign territory”?

Earlier this month the U.S. shot down a Chinese spy balloon after it crossed all of North America, lingering over military sites. It came down in U.S. territorial waters inside the 12-mile limit. On the other side of the world, the U.S. routinely conducts military flights over the South China Sea. S[...]

February 4th, 2023 - 6:56 pm § in Biden, China, Politics, Republicans

GOP plays politics with Chinese balloon

When Biden was briefed on Wednesday, he told the Pentagon to shoot it down “as soon as possible” (see story here). The military waited until it was over water, then promptly shot it down. The debris was “spread out over roughly seven miles” (see story here). That’s why [...]