Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is Our Country in Trouble and What Do We Do About It?

The world is getting out of control, at least by us, and we need to cut back. While we still have the clout, we should refashion the UN to take over our role as world policeman. Continue reading

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Difficult Choice

Obama faces a difficult choice, whether the US abstains or vetoes when the Palestine statehood issue comes to the UN Security Council in September. We should abstain. Continue reading

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The US Intervention in Yemen

In Yemen, we’re letting a fixation on al-Qaeda get us bogged down in yet another Arab country. Continue reading

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Money and Power

Why do the very rich resist higher income taxes? It’s not just greed, it’s because money and power are fungible. Continue reading

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French propose another Middle East conference

The French are proposing a Paris conference to have another go at the Palestine issue. I suspect this trial balloon will fizzle fairly fast, but if you think about it, it isn’t such a bad idea. Continue reading

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An anniversary in Nepal, with reflections on monarchy

Ten years ago the monarchy in Nepal committed suicide and after a short interregnum, democracy was born. The birth may well have been premature, but it has survived so far, and we wish it well. Continue reading

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