When the twin crises erupted on Wall Street and Main Street, each one of them fierce in itself but far more frightening when they interacted, populists rushed forward to celebrate the demise of capitalism and, for added gratification, plunge their pitchforks into its dead corpse. Since then, they have had their champagne parties. By now, […]
Perhaps when the history of our times is written, ours will be called The Era of Narcissistic Catechisms. To understand why this is the case it is enough to consider the fortunes of two green movements.On the main stage of global affairs this week we have the much touted UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. […]
The mainstream media and blogs cannot get enough of the controversy surrounding golfer Tiger Woods. Wherever one turns, whatever channel one watches, whatever newspaper’s website or blog one visits, there are Woods and his mistresses again. And I’m not just talking about the American media, it’s even all about Woods where I live, in the Netherlands.
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To view the full Harry Reid profile, click here. Excerpts from the Harry Reid profile: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was born in December 1939 in Searchlight, Nevada…. Over the course of his political career, Reid has been implicated in several serious ethics scandals…. Reid has been one of the Senate’s most vocal critics of the […]
President Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize speech Thursday is drawing praise from some unlikely quarters – conservative Republicans – who likened Obama’s defense of “just wars” to the worldview of his predecessor, Republican George W. Bush. It’s already being called the “Obama Doctrine” – a notion that foreign policy is a struggle of good and […]