Category Archives: International

American foreign policy crashes and burns

At the end of a successful negotiation, both sides get something they want. The cave-in to Iran over nuclear weapons is absolute and complete: U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together. What is clear is what … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, International | 52 Comments

A media even worse than the worst president in history

The worst president and an even worse media. He couldn’t do what he’s doing if he weren’t being given such benign media coverage by the American media that is laughably supposed to speak truth to power. The stories are from … Continue reading

Posted in International, Media | 16 Comments

A UK jobs miracle and the continuing death of Keynesian theory

Let’s start with the conventional view which is from an article whose title begins, A jobs miracle is happening in Britain: At the start of this government, Ed Miliband predicted a jobs armageddon — austerity would inevitably mean mass unemployment. … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Economics, Economics and economy, International | 37 Comments

Lee Kuan Yew 1923 – 2015

The founder of modern Singapore has passed away aged 91.

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Mostly about Scott Walker but also Art Laffer

This is mostly about Scott Walker but also a bit about Art Laffer and the economy. First, to say that Obama doesn’t love America is as weak a truth as ever I have heard in politics. To leave as an … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, International | 21 Comments

Knights, surpluses … and privatisation

Luke Malpass tells some uncomfortable truths in the AFR this morning. When New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key cut government spending, voters understood. When he brought back Kiwi knighthoods, his popularity rose. When Prince Philip was knighted, Key got an … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and economy, Federal Politics, International | 42 Comments

Obama and the Israeli election

Obama has only one enemy in the world, American’s closest ally in the Middle East. From Drudge today: BIBI BE BAD… White House ratchets up criticism of Netanyahu… Inside HQ of ex-Obama staffers’ campaign… Iran Targets Netanyahu Children for Assassination… … Continue reading

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Shame on them

(HT: MT via Twitter)

Posted in Hypocrisy of progressives, International | 21 Comments

“Straight out of Tehran”

Senate DEMOCRAT Blasts Obama Admin For Iran Talking Points “Straight Out Of Tehran” (January 21, 2015). There is a new world dawning, and it is arriving before January 2017. More on Obama and Iran from John Hinderaker at Powerline, where … Continue reading

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American sniper, female division, goes to Congress

This is Joni Ernst’s reply to Obama’s State of the Union speech. It’s cornpone but effective. She is the newly elected Senator from Iowa and utterly Tea Party, Sarah Palin endorsed even. These are some rueful comments from The Washington … Continue reading

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