View From the Peasantry

by baldilocks At some point, I want to talk about the alleged leak of classified information by President Trump to Russian officials, but as with all the recent scandals—real or ginned-up—I want to wait before coming to a conclusion about what really happened. Implicit in the desire to do that is the discardable presumption that … Continue reading View From the Peasantry

Loosening the Belt in China

One of the most important events of the year happened last weekend in Beijing, but few U.S. news organizations gave much notice. President Xi Jinping and representatives of more than 100 other countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, got together to hash out how to spend nearly $1 trillion—that’s … Continue reading Loosening the Belt in China

Morning Joe, KellyAnne Conway and Glass Houses

Thus says the LORD: 'I will bring evil upon you out of your own house. I will take your wives while you live to see it, and will give them to your neighbor. He shall lie with your wives in broad daylight.  You have done this deed in secret, but I will bring it about … Continue reading Morning Joe, KellyAnne Conway and Glass Houses