Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Last week our puppet show in Egypt ended, but it was a good run. The problem is that the USA would rather deal with the thug we bought and paid for, Hosni Mubarak, than a theocracy we don’t know. So a nation in the Middle East, one of the few that kind of does notContinue reading “Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak”

Hu’s On First?

It was a mixed reception for China’s President Hu when he visited the United States last week. Like all politicians, he highlighted our shared interests and downplayed the giant pandas in the room: fair trade and human rights. We owe China so much money that most Americans were relieved he did not start foreclosure proceedings.Continue reading “Hu’s On First?”

Looking Back At 2010

As I do at the end of each year (which usually elicits many e-mails, but I am going to do it again anyway), here is my look back at 2010. England’s Prince William became engaged to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton, whose charisma reminds many of Princess Diana. The Royal Family hopes Kate does not upstageContinue reading “Looking Back At 2010”

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

With the TSA handling more packages than Fed-Ex this holiday season, we need to revisit our overreaction to the sucker punch that was 9/11. We know that the 9/11 hijackers were a loose band of religious zealots carrying out the commands of Osama bin Laden. They had no army and not many followers. The onlyContinue reading “Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us”

BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay

BP disclosed yet another setback in its frantic attempts to control the oil spill that will go down in history as one of America’s worst environmental disasters. There has not been this much oil and slime spilled in a body of water since former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich went swimming in Lake Michigan. So far,Continue reading “BP Should Pay, Baby, Pay”