Alaskan Gas to China?

Those segments of the US beholden to both big business and America-firstness have a big conundrum looming on the horizon: what to do with the natural gas supplies waiting to be developed on the Alaskan North Slope. TransCanada and ExxonMobil have filed their plans to seek shippers with the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and … Continue reading Alaskan Gas to China?

Strategery

Saw this in the lobby last weekend when we went to see "Burn After Reading." Got to see the trailer too. Still not sure what I think about them releasing the movie while the man is still in office. It seems somehow disrespectful to the office. Then again, the office has been disrespected pretty consistently … Continue reading Strategery

Debate #1: Obama in a landslide

The format seemed to work well. Enough actual interaction happened that it wasn't all just stumping. Category-by-category it went something like this (my comments in bold): Financial Recovery Plan Obama: We need oversight. We need no padding for the executives. We need to help homeowners. This is the final verdict of 8 years of failed … Continue reading Debate #1: Obama in a landslide

Diplomacy, lost

When I was a kid, all the way through grad school, I thought working in the Foreign Service would be about the coolest thing possible. I didn't end up there...looks like that might be OK after all!  Check out this NPR post for a short rundown on the current state of affairs. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19315183&sc=emaf  It comes … Continue reading Diplomacy, lost

It sucks to be little…as we will soon find out

 Nothing simultaneously amuses and infuriates me more than when W. or someone from his circle describes someone or something else as "irresponsible." This from a guy who's presided over an unprecedented growth of the U.S. government, run up record deficits (as part of an also unprecedented transfer of wealth to the upper 1% of the country), … Continue reading It sucks to be little…as we will soon find out