America Embraces Cuba?

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s unexpected announcement about re-establishing formal diplomatic relations with Cuba, while easing some of the travel and economic restrictions that prevent US companies from doing business with the...

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George Osborne: Bring Debt Under Control

WASHINGTON – In a WSJ op-ed piece, (How to Keep Proving the Economic Pessimists Wrong, December 15, 2014), George Osborne, UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, (Finance Minister), argues that...

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The World Believes That America Is Racist

ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopia – Traveling abroad allows the opportunity to look at America with the eyes of others. And this is what I see. In this age of 24/7 news...

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Low Oil Prices Is The Only Bit Of Good News For Most Western Countries

WASHINGTON – Western financial and business publications are now celebrating the collapse of oil prices. This unexpected Christmas gift is certainly a nice surprise. Lower oil prices mean lower gasoline prices....

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The US National Debt Just Passed The $ 18 Trillion Mark — And Nobody Cares

WASHINGTON – With almost no comment by national leaders, major media, economists, financial analysts or federal budget experts, the Unites States’ national debt just reached and then passed the $18...

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America Embraces Cuba?

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s unexpected announcement about re-establishing formal diplomatic relations with Cuba, while easing some of the travel and economic restrictions that prevent US companies from doing business with the island, is welcome news. For 55 years the American policy towards Cuba has been based on the effort to isolate this communist country. Gigantic failure By any measure, […]

The Day I Met “Lucy”

WASHINGTON – A few days ago, while in Addis Ababa, I was advised to visit the National Museum of Ethiopia. And so I did. I thought that at the Museum I would be able to see interesting relics of Ethiopia’s past. This is after all a country with a long history; and the only country in Africa that managed […]

Too Much Media Coverage For Isolated Terror Attacks

WASHINGTON – In a perverse way, our hysteric fascination with each and every killing perpetrated in the West by Islamic terrorists guarantees that there will be more of them. Here is the latest story. In Sydney, Australia, a crazy man of Iranian origin kept lots of people hostage in a bar claiming that he was […]

George Osborne: Bring Debt Under Control

WASHINGTON – In a WSJ op-ed piece, (How to Keep Proving the Economic Pessimists Wrong, December 15, 2014), George Osborne, UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, (Finance Minister), argues that Britain is doing a lot better than other OECD countries because, along with enacting pro-growth policies, it stuck to its public spending reduction policies, even though […]

The World Believes That America Is Racist

ADDIS ABEBA, Ethiopia – Traveling abroad allows the opportunity to look at America with the eyes of others. And this is what I see. In this age of 24/7 news cycles, internet based news outlets, blogs and more it is amazingly easy for millions of people to get the wrong picture about what is really going […]

The US National Debt Just Passed The $ 18 Trillion Mark — And Nobody Cares

WASHINGTON – With almost no comment by national leaders, major media, economists, financial analysts or federal budget experts, the Unites States’ national debt just reached and then passed the $18 trillion mark. $ 18 trillion, and counting Yes, that is $ 18 trillion. And, yes a trillion is equal to a thousand billions (1,000 X 1,000,000,000); or, if […]

A Genuine Anti-Corruption Drive In China?

WASHINGTON – The arrest in China of Zhou Yongkang, former head of domestic security and (even in retirement) still a powerful member of the political elites, made news. No longer untouchable China’s top Communist Party leaders used to enjoy special status and protection, even after they left office. They used to be untouchable. But now it is different. Under […]

African-Americans Feel Persecuted By White Police

WASHINGTON – Perception, as we know, is reality. And, sadly, right now the large US African-American community (more than 40 million citizens) perceives itself as the targeted victim of White police brutality. This includes the willful killing (murder?) of unarmed Black people.