Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Time once again to look back at the predictions of last January.  Robert Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long said that Cassandra did not get nearly the kicking she deserved.  Well, I hope I deserve better. My predictions, 29 for 2009, are below, and the results are in italics. 1. Beer and alcohol prices will increase substantially […]

Congressman Dave Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said today that he is giving President Obama’s foreign policy in South Asia a year, …House Appropriations Committee Chairman Dave Obey said he was “very dubious” about the chances of success in the region and wants a “fish or cut bait” assessment in a year’s time […]

The Politico has an excellent article today about the problems confronting the new president with some speculation on how the Obama Administration might handle them. The most interesting part was the section on Afghanistan: DOES HE REALLY THINK AFGHANISTAN IS WINNABLE? The new president has strongly signaled that he thinks the answer is yes. But […]

I haven’t read the coverage at anyone’s blog or seen a news report yet. But here are some quick impressions from last night: 1) I think Senator Obama did what he had to do, which was not seem like a total neophyte on foreign policy. 2) I think most of Senator McCain’s anecdotes are about […]