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October 18th, 2018 - 12:16 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Flag Fights en Suisse

  The vice president of pro-immigrant organization Secondos Plus has infuriated far-right politicians and others in Switzerland with his “humorous” calls for a new Swiss flag, contributor Meritxell Mir reports.   What started as a joke to provoke reflection on Swiss values has turned into a n[...]

October 17th, 2018 - 9:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Repugnants

BREAKING NEWS: 12 Candidates on Trump’s List for UN

Trump needs a platinum plated candidate for the UN job. Given the chaos at the head waters of this administration, Trump needs a tough person able to take a sword for the Leader.   The leading candidate. Dina Powell, the  Deputy National Security Adviser under McManus,had filled all those boxes a[...]

October 14th, 2018 - 9:33 pm § in Foreign Affairs

A new age of sea power?

Le Monde Discusses Where WWIII will ignite! A new age of sea power?  by Alfred W. McCoy, 10 April 2018 Amid the intense coverage of Russian cyber-maneuvering and North Korean missile threats, another kind of great-power rivalry has been playing out quietly in the Indian and Pacific oceans. The U[...]

October 11th, 2018 - 9:55 am § in Bill of Rights, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Jefferson

University of Michigan Censors Faculty For Free Speech on Palestine

UM to evaluate faculty duties to students after Israel letter controversy Kim Kozlowski, The Detroit News (Photo: University of Michigan) In the wake of controversies that have touched University of Michigan Jewish students, President Mark Schlissel published an open letter to the community on Wedn[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 12:42 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy

Post NAFTA: Who would YOU bargain with?

Mexico and Canada came out OK, the loser was the US.  In return for a few concession to sell cheese in Canada and overpriced US made car parts to Mexico, we end up with burned and mistrustful trading partners. What next?   China can present Mexico and Canada with a stable bargaining power, a growi[...]

September 27th, 2018 - 12:56 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Jefferson

The question is can China and America avert turning into plutocracies? 

The alternative to rule by the wealthy   Despite the ignorance of Trumpies who equate socialism with the oligarchies of Stalin and Mao or the ignorance of lefties who think money can just be distributed democratically, we have known since the 19th century and Marx, that the good life of a society [...]

September 25th, 2018 - 9:53 am § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

Trump Humiliated at the UN

UN audience literally bursts out laughing at Trump’s speech They didn’t take the president’s bragging very seriously. By Zack Beauchamp@zackbeauchampzack@vox.com  Sep 25, 2018, 11:40am EDT One of President Trump’s favorite attacks on his political opponents is to say that the world is “[...]

September 18th, 2018 - 1:47 am § in Foreign Affairs

Will Jack Ma run for President of China?

Jack Ma co-founded Alibaba, China’s internet behmoth .. worth  $500 billion.  He rose to that role from poverty, the fulfillment of the Chiness Dream.  Now Ma’s own wealth is estimated at $40 billion but  his power rivals all but President Xi.   In a letter to shareholders and emp[...]

August 29th, 2018 - 9:11 am § in Foreign Affairs

Should Nigeria adopt the Chinese model?

Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers ON Facebook there is a lot of discussion about the mess in Nigeria.  Could China be a model for success in Nigeria. Nigerians I meet on Facebook actually get angry at this idea.  They are proud to be democ[...]