August 9, 2014 Russia and the West are at war – over fruits, veggies, pork and bank loans. The cause is Ukraine, a vast emptiness formerly unknown to the western world, but now deemed a vital national security interest worthy of a risking a very scary war. Economic embargos such […]


July 12, 2014 Just how independent is the European Union? Given recent events involving the United States and its European allies, one really must wonder. First, there was the US National Security Agency brazenly tapping German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s private cellphone and, very likely, many more vip’s in Germany, a […]


3 May 2010 PARIS –  Ah, romantic springtime Paris! Angry farmers  drove 1,100 tractors through the city of Light last week. They fired volleys of wet manure from a terrifying farm machine.  Train unions, teachers, and postmen threaten more strikes.  But France’s  biggest headache has been  financially shattered-battered Greece and […]