Monthly Archives: June 2011

coming soon Mexifornia

Coming soon to a neighborhood, a state near you, our country: Mexifornia. Mexicans believe they have a right to invade our nation because they are natives, while los Americanos, son los Anglos. Pues, en realidad, los Mexicanos son los gringos … Continue reading

Posted in What You Think | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Get Out of Afghanistan

Map of attacks in Afghanistan. Kunar province is the second-most violent in Afghanistan. Map from ANSO. Afghan army successes cannot mask fears of what happens when US goes http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/21/afghan-army-fears-us-withdraws Bing West, former Marine, Vietnam combat veteran, former assistant secretary of … Continue reading

Posted in What I Think | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arab Spring Egypt update

The Arab Spring, which erupted in Tunisia in December, quickly spread to Egypt. Due to massive protests, the president for the past thirty years, Pharaoh Hosni Mubarak, was forced from office February 11. In the wake of this tectonic change … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chinese business model

China became the world’s second largest luxury market in the year 2009. By constituting 27.5% of the global luxury market share in 2009, China surpassed the United States for the first time in luxury consumption and was only second to … Continue reading

Posted in China | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arab Spring Syria

The Syrian government hails from the Alawite minority. But much of its administration and its military ability depend on Sunni bureaucrats, soldiers and officers like Captain Trad, whose alienation has been growing and whose defections risk increasing as Syria’s internal war takes on deepening sectarian tones. Continue reading

Posted in See the Evidence | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

People Need Good Jobs

In a previous post, this blog confirmed the fact that the economy was essentially going no where. The latest job growth figures confirm that April conclusion. Due to uncertainty, oil prices based based on speculation rather than demand, and health … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Debt-ceiling imperative

Peggy Noonan has written recently that the country has reached an “existential challenge” regarding the debt ceiling, yet our leaders in Washington choose to dither instead of engaging in order to resolve this impending crisis. Past precedent is not promising. … Continue reading

Posted in What You Think | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment