Monthly Archives: March 2017

Jamil Anderlini on ‘The South China Sea reality check’, a comment by Political Reporter

Mr. Jamil Anderlini’s description of the problem of ‘American Decline‘: ‘Even some US officials privately acknowledge that China has won the battle for the South China Sea without firing a shot. In the annals of American decline, this episode will … Continue reading

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Macri’s Austerity and Macron Neo-Liberalism with a Human Face: a comment by Old Socialist

I haven’t read anything in the American Press about the political unrest in Argentina. America’s  political narcissism is primary, and the outliers in South America hold no purchase on the crisis ridden Age of Trump. Yet Macri’s exhumation of  Neo-Liberalism … Continue reading

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On the question: Is Janan Ganesh Our Cicero or Our Catiline? Classical Historian comments

Is he Our Cicero or more likely Our Catiline that addresses the vexing question of the Left and its tribalism, in his usual eloquent, coruscating polemic? The Left, as Our Catiline views it, is ‘tribalist’ because it is by definition … Continue reading

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At The Financial Times Episode MDXXXI: Valeria Gontareva saves the Ukrainian banking system. Old Socialist comments

Its very interesting that the ‘reformers’ that are, or have been, featured in The Financial Times,  Gontareva and Argentine President Mauricio Macri were what? Clients of  Mossack Fonseca? Gontareva’s name ‘pops up’ in the Panama Papers, yet the link the Financial … Continue reading

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Publius asks: Who is Jon Ossoff?

Who is Jon Ossoff? This might just provide part of an answer: ‘Ossoff attended Georgetown University from 2005 to 2009, earning a bachelor’s degree in the School of Foreign Service. He studied under former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and … Continue reading

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More Gorsuch Melodrama, a comment by Political Cynic

Where has Courtney Weaver been? As reported in Time Magazine of March 22,2017: http://time.com/4709234/neil-gorsuch-confirmation-hearing-supreme-court-decision/ Judge Gorsuch’s decision in Thompson  R2-J School District v. Luke P. has been overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court! Even his fellow reactionaries on the Court … Continue reading

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Rich Lowry throws in the towel on Republican ‘Healthcare Reform’, a comment by Political Reporter

Even with the hollow hand-wringing of Rich Lowry, the Heritage Foundation Healthcare, in all its iterations of a ‘Free Market’ answer to Single Payer, i.e. Medicare for all, is destined for failure? Mr. Lowry leads with a whimper, which makes … Continue reading

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