Category Archives: International

Who knows? Maybe the worms really are turning

NeverTrumpers: What if Trump really is making America great again? They are afflicted with a nagging suspicion. Trump might, how shall they whisper it, Make America Great Again. The tax bill has given the economy a bit of a tailwind, … Continue reading

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Madness is the new normal

  START OF THE DEAL: NKOREA FREEZES MISSILE TESTS   Does seem to show how relatively incompetent Trump’s recent predecessors were. But there is still this and more. China military islands now control South China Sea… Beijing final touches on … Continue reading

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“Without me, they wouldn’t be discussing anything”

Stormy Daniels is still news, but this barely raises a ripple: US and North Korea holding ‘extremely high level’ talks ahead of Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un. “We have had direct talks at very high levels – extremely high levels … Continue reading

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Live from Syria

Trump orders strikes in Syria… Claims ‘proof’ of gas attack… Blasts in capital… Syria Launches Counter Attack…  SKYNEWS abruptly ends segment when former head of British Armed Forces questions mission… FLASHBACK: All The Times Trump Warned AGAINST Bombing… MADDOW: Perception … Continue reading

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Some people have no idea when they’re well off

On the one hand… Saudi Arabia opens airspace to Israel for first time… Jewish candidate for Muslim party breaks barriers in Tunisia… Not to mention: KOREAS PREPARE FOR MOON-KIM SUMMIT: Negotiators for North and South agreed Saturday on a plan … Continue reading

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On the brighter side

NUTELLA RIOTS IN FRANCE. PORTENT OF A NEW DARK AGE? H/T Dan Mitchell. Dan Mitchell has a look at France and the contrast between Marcon’s plans for deregulation at home and dirigism abroad.

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The Art of the Impossible Round 2

DONALD DOES IT AGAIN! SURPRISE TALKS WITH NKOREA ` Who knows where this will end, but it’s better than how it’s been so far. Meanwhile, the Saudis are talking to the Israelis. And if you think that’s beyond belief, what … Continue reading

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Pooh on the nose in China

For the You Could Not Make it Up file.

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Pope Francis and the Caring Society

Pope Francis has sparked uproar with inflammatory comments on capitalism and markets based on his passion to help the poor and his experience of crony capitalism in Argentina. He has called for a dialogue on building a compassionate society and … Continue reading

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Chile the success story of South America

Dan Mitchell examines the progress Chile has made towards joining the first world in the last 40 years. Interesting contrast with Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe and South Africa. I’ve had many people tell me that personal accounts are bad because they … Continue reading

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