Monthly Archives: October 2015

David Frum on Jeb Bush, a comment by Political Reporter

As the Republicans continue their self-destructive trajectory, Mr. Frum proves his talent for producing political bile, in place of something resembling incisive commentary, on The Republican horse race. The line up of these tired old faces is a stand in … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Janan Ganesh on Austerity, a comment by Political Observer

At what point do the Neo-Liberals come clean about the Neo-Liberal/Austerity/Economic Doldrums theology as a demonstrable failure? Asking for honesty from a grifter is probably like believing in the a fore mentioned theology. Mr. Ganesh is a political fabulist who … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Aging World Order in Peril, a comment by Political Observer and Almost Marx

Call this essay a collection of political cliches of the present political orthodoxy, stunning the reader with the ability of a Think Tank pundit to confect a history of the Present Declinism. Not to be confused with that stolid German … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Rep. Paul Ryan as the Indispensable Man, a comment by Political Reporter

A reader has to wonder at Rep.Paul Ryan’s status at The Financial Times  as the least objectionable of the Jacobins. His ‘Budget Proposals’ are now consigned to the richly deserved obscurity of bad propaganda. The Rule of The Forty leaves … Continue reading

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My reply and thank you to @Cuibono at the Financial Times

@Cuibono Thank you for your insightful comment! Your name explains much: ‘cui bono: a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain’ . I don’t think Cynic is the most applicable descriptor … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Edward Luce on Biden,Clinton and Sanders, a comment by Political Reporter

Mr. Luce can’t let go of his credentials as a thoroughgoing establishmentarian. His look at the Democratic contest and his obvious choice of front runner Hillary makes that clear, she presents herself as Presidential. Which means that she and her … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times: Michael Ignatieff on the meaning of the Trudeau victory, a comment by Political Realist

One reads, in awe, of Mr. Ignatieff’s praise of the return to democratic values, of adversaries rather than enemies, to the political process of Canadian state. Good luck to Mr. Trudeau in his endeavor to restore a necessary civility. Yet … Continue reading

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