Goodbye and good riddance Obama.

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Obama was a president who came in with a large popular mandate but who managed to squander it within a few short years and with it legislative control of Congress. I don’t intend to go into the exact process of incompetence, blunder and giving offence in all directions by which he did it, but he set … Continue reading

The curious case of Laurence Tribe.

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Let’s face it, nobody likes lawyers. We all have our favourite jokes about them; my personal favourite being do you know what the difference is between a mosquito and a lawyer? One is a blood-sucking parasite and the other is an insect. Har, har but of course there’s an element of truth there. However, a good … Continue reading

It’s time for a change.

The buck stops here and he's fresh out of ideas.

It’ll soon be time to cast your vote, so you have to look back at what the current politico has done for you over the last four years. I see auto workers in Detroit, who no longer work on the line because that line no longer exists, and now have to swallow the indignity of watching … Continue reading

The sun is setting on solar power, the money’s gone and nobody’s asking any questions.

The shape of things to come ...

If you keep an eye on the financial world, which I do, and especially the green sectors, which I also do, it’s been an interesting time of late. Within the last few weeks, Solar Trust of America (STA), owner of the world’s largest solar plant, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11, and nobody expects much of it, … Continue reading

How policies get dropped and positions reversed.

Janus, who else?

Political policy changes constantly in a democracy. It does so primarily in response to the changing concerns of its electorate, because by addressing these concerns, politicians hoping to gain office naturally expect to attract votes by catering to these concerns. When the economy is prosperous and the employment rate is high, the electorate’s concerns tend … Continue reading

They’re just words.

Sherman, Grant, Lincoln and Porter

If you live in Western Europe, then politically there are only two countries you have to keep an eye on; England and Germany. The reality is the rest just make noises while the former two make prosperity or give you fair warning of how many notches you should be tightening your belt. Angela Merkel was talking … Continue reading