Tag Archives: China

Diplomacy is not for the weak or the stupid…or those who believe in quid pro quos

…peace treaty with Israel. We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table, but Israel, for that, would have had to pay more. But with the… Read more »

He REALLY hates it when the field hands get all uppity

It wasn’t the White House, it wasn’t the State Department, it wasn’t father LaVar’s so-called people on the ground in China that got his son out of a long term… Read more »

When it comes to air pollution, Beijing has nothing on us

Greetings from Portland, the city that air quality forgot. With the large wildfire just east of Portland in the Columbia Gorge, you could be forgiven for thinking that you were… Read more »

The line separating dessert from war can be a fine one

.@POTUS tells @MariaBartiromo he told President Xi about the Missile strikes over "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake." pic.twitter.com/vPLu7ZhxbR — FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) April 12, 2017 Let’s say I’m… Read more »

The normalization of corruption: Monetizing the Presidency

One of the most disturbing aspects of Donald Trump’s Brave New World Order has been the commoditization of the White House. It seems becoming President has been VERY good for… Read more »

American Exceptionalism? As if…especially when it comes to electric vehicles.

The global electric vehicle (EV) revolution reached another milestone last month as EVs made up 37 percent share of Norway’s car market. Norway understands the future of ground transport is… Read more »

How Democracy Dies: The opening stanza of “Cult of Personality” keeps running through my head

There have been many words used to describe President Donald Trump’s volatile campaign, but “religious” is rarely one of them. Despite successfully wooing white evangelical leaders and votes, the business… Read more »

James Madison didn’t have a Twitter account

Has anyone looked at the really poor numbers of @VanityFair Magazine. Way down, big trouble, dead! Graydon Carter, no talent, will be out! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15,… Read more »