Tagged: US

National Self Esteem

National Self Esteem

There is no shortage of blog posts and online commentary about the US elections right now. Despite being dedicated to under reported news, today I’m going to add just a little more to this excessively covered, global concern. There is...

The Super Rich vs The Super Poor in the US

The Super Rich vs The Super Poor in the US

Normally I prefer to NOT talk about the US elections. I’m not very impressed or excited by the actions and promises of either candidate of the 2 parties that share control of the country. Sure Obama says things I like...

Manufacturing Their Cold War

Manufacturing Their Cold War

For almost 2 decades, the military alliance known as NATO has been expanding to include most of Eastern Europe. Originally founded to oppose the Soviet Union and it’s allies, NATO leaders have insisted for the last few years that it...

Work on the Candidate

Work on the Candidate

Many of you know I’ve lived outside the United States since late 2001. If I were trying to seem poetic or sentimental I would mention that it was 2 months after 9/11. Or I would bring up the extreme difficulty...

The Quintessential China-US Debate

The Quintessential China-US Debate

I’ll start the week by pointing you to a very excellent edition of On the Media, one of my absolute required-listening podcasts each week – Journalism with Chinese Characteristics. And the subtext of the post reads as follows: There is...

Farming On Either Side of Pond

Farming On Either Side of Pond

The theme this season on the blog continues to be food; the cost, growing, and politics of food.  Recently, while preparing for my journey to Thailand (next week), I’ve noticed 2 big changes coming to the agricultural policies of both...