Yahoo Finance and the Power of the Status Quo

October 30, 2019

Yahoo Finance’s senior correspondent, Rick Newman, has a bee in his bonnet. He calls it “transitioning.” In his eyes, it is the source of all ills, clearly something to be avoided at all costs. And precisely because of costs, which makes perfect sense for a financial pundit imbued with the...

The Contentious Affordable Care Act



Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

November 19, 2013

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. This is the second weekly commentary on key developments across the globe titled “Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report.” We will pick out the most important events, trends and...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

November 19, 2013

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. This is the second weekly commentary on key developments across the globe titled “Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup.” After much feedback, we are playing around with the format and...

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Obama’s Broken House

November 09, 2013

The White House is insulating Obama; thereby leading to domestic and foreign policy blunders. Edward Luce at the Financial Times has an interesting article about Obamacare’s rocky rollout that opens a window onto Barack Obama’s foreign policy travails. He quotes one of the...

Obama: The Second Coming

January 19, 2013

Obama’s second term will be eventful: another financial crisis might occur, Reaganism could die and America will be more assertive abroad. In the words of Justice Scalia, the American government was designed for obstruction. Fleeing authoritarian governments, Americans brought to life...

Obama’s Second Term

January 18, 2013

Obama's promised domestic focus in his second term may coincide with a cautionary approach to foreign policy. Background Washington DC is buzzing in anticipation for the Presidential Inauguration: signs adorn the Metro, and the National Mall have already been sectioned off in preparation for...