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The Headline Battle

When Russia invaded Ukraine, nobody expected the war (in Russian: special military action) to last this long. The main reasons it has are Russian military incompetence, Ukrainian spirt along with western military and financial (mainly via sanctions) support. Despite some recent successes, overall the Russian military isn’t really getting much better and certainly not stronger. The Ukrainians aren’t weakening! That leaves only western support in question.

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It Is The Economy; Don’t Cast A Stupid Vote

Things do not look good for the Democrats as we approach the summer of the mid-terms. There is the curse of the party in control of the White House, (lost seats in 17 of the last 19 mid-terms), there is nothing that can be done about that. The other major factor is the perception of the economy. That is largely due to misinformation and ignorance. Economics is boring and I am one of the rare few who actually find it (at least somewhat) interesting. There is nothing I can do about that. The misinformation which forms perspective is another matter and today I want to do my bit to counter it with some straight language you don’t need an economics degree to understand.

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The Obvious Choice

I’ve basically written about one topic for the last three days and tomorrow is a holiday, thereby dictating the topic. The obvious choice is to do a clean up article for today.

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The Lowest Bar

By the standard I set for this presidency it has been successful. Before you fly off the handle please reread the preceding sentence carefully. The only standard for success I set for Donald Trump was that he didn’t get us into a nuclear war. My reasoning was that the country (minus some people who have died or will die in the process) would eventually survive any other harm he brought our way. That is an unbelievably low bar and to date this administration has barely managed to clear it. Let’s explore.    Continue reading The Lowest Bar