Joe Rogan, Experienced

Out of a sense of fairness, I gave a listen.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

Young Pete Buttigieg’s Ode to Bernie Sanders

An amusing discovery.

Jake Tapper And Chris Wallace Demonstrate How To Cross-Examine A Trump Surrogate

Jake Tapper and Chris Wallace both put Administration surrogates through the ringer on their respective Sunday morning shows.

The Quid Pro Quo Debate

A little bit of this for a little bit of that.

Trump Promised To Bring Jobs Back To America. It’s Not Happening.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to bring jobs back to the United States, especially manufacturing jobs. It hasn’t worked out that way.

The Trump Administration’s Economic War Against Venezuela Will Not Succeed

The Trump Administration has effectively declared economic warfare against the government of Nicolas Maduro. It won’t succeed, and will further victimize the already suffering Venezuelan people.

World Economic Leaders Worry About Impact Of Trump’s Misguided Trade War

President Trump’s tariffs are having a noticeable, and negative, impact on global economies. The President doesn’t seem to care.

Economic Growth Beats Expectations But Isn’t Much To Write Home About

First quarter economic growth came in higher than expected, but there are several caveats worth keeping an eye on.

Trump Says He Will End Birthright Citizenship Via Executive Order, But He Can’t

President Trump is now claiming he will end birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants via Executive Order. He clearly lacks the authority to do this.

How Will Trump’s Trade War Impact American Politics?

If President Trump’s trade war continues, it could have a serious impact on the political fortunes of President Trump and his party.

A Strong, But Not Spectacular, Report On Economic Growth

The economy grew in the final quarter of 2017, but at a slower pace than earlier in the year and far slower than what the President has promised.

As Trump Withdraws Into Fortress America, The World Moves On

President Trump has alienated America’s allies and friends, and they are acting accordingly.

Rhetoric Matters: Trump and Iran

Trump’s combination amateur hour/tough guy approach is not going to make the world a safer place, nor will it advance US national interest.

Trump’s Damaged Brand

Donald Trump is losing something much more important to him that an election.

On the Potential Global Consequences of a Trump Presidency

The reputation of the US matters in global affairs.

Tories Set To Pick Between Two Women To Replace David Cameron

Regardless of the outcome of the Conservative Party’s leadership race, the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will be a woman.

Why Does Europe Want To Keep Greece?

It’s easy to see what Greece thinks it still needs Europe, it’s more of puzzle why Europe thinks it needs to hang on to Greece.

Greece Reaches Deal With Europe That’s Quite Similar To The One Voters Rejected

Greece reached a new deal with European bankers that seems oddly similar to the one that voters rejected just a week ago.

Greek Prime Minister Appears To Concede, But Europe Holds To A Hard Line

Greece’s Prime Minister seemed to give in to some of Europe’s demands today, but bankers are continuing to hold to the strict conditions they set last week.

Greek Banks To Remain Closed Monday As Debt Negotiations Head To The Wire

The Greek Government is basically shutting the banking system down tomorrow as negotiations over its debt problems continue.

China’s Coming Collapse?

A knowledgeable observer has a dim forecast.

Report: Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely In Michael Brown Shooting Case

Reports from the Justice Department seem to be laying the groundwork for more disappointment for those hoping for charges against Officer Darren Wilson.

Oil Prices Have Been Falling For Months, And That’s Likely To Have Wide Repercussions

Quietly, oil prices have been falling for months now. That’s potentially a very big deal.

Is China Number One?

The USA’s 142-year streak as the world’s largest economy is ending.

Fixing Income Equality is Easy (Unless You Actually Want to Fix It)

It’s simple: We just have to define the problem and then solve it.

Preliminary Thoughts on the Ukraine Situation

Russian invasion or legitimate secessionist movement? And does it matter?

World Safer But More Dangerous Than Ever

Robert Kagan warns of “a changing world order.” But he’s grasping at rather thin straws.

The Debt Ceiling and the Remainder of the Fiscal Cliff

Are we really going to do this again? The answer appears to be yes.

Why Pick On China?

The Euro Zone: Join, Or Die

There may be only one solution to saving the Euro.

Was Dominique Strauss-Kahn Set Up?

New head-scratching revelations in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case.

Greece’s Dangerous Gamble

The Greek referendum could be a disaster for the global economy. And might be the right thing to do.

Eurozone’s Perpetual Crisis

European leaders continue to kick the can down the road on a crisis that could bring down the global economy.

Occupy Wall Street Response to Cheating, Not Winning

Occupy Wall Street is not motivated by envy of the rich or even animus towards banks.

Occupy Wall Street Outside The Mainstream?

Does “Occupy Wall Street” really represent the people they claim to be speaking for?

Two To Three Weeks To Prevent A Meltdown In Europe?

It’s time to start being concerned about Europe.

Putting Obama’s Job Approval Numbers In Historical Perspective

President Obaama’s poll numbers are lower than where Reagan and Clinton were at this point, but not by very much.

Prosecutors Ask Judge To Dismiss Charges Against Dominique Strauss-Kahn

Prosecutors as asking a Judge to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, because that’s their only option.