Monthly Archives: September 2013

US – Syria – Christiane Amanpour’s Call To Stop The False Moral Equivalencies Long Overdue – 15 September 2013

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/amanpour-explodes-at-cnn-syria-panel-stop-spewing-false-moral-equivalence/ Frankly, good for her. What really gets me about this exchange is Andrew Sullivan saying “this is not reason, this is emotion”. Right. I’ll have to remember that every time someone hits me with that argument about how “war … Continue reading

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Economics – Demography – Generation Y May Long For The Unicorn In The Garden, But It Hasn’t Been There For Most Of The Younger Generations Since The 1980s – 15 September 2013

http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/09/why-generation-y-yuppies-are-unhappy.html This has been making the rounds among a number of friends of mine on Facebook, and I feel like I need to get my two cents in on this as well. Yesterday, I made a comment about the generationally-based … Continue reading

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US – Syria – Obama May Not Have Won The Chess Match Yet – Indeed, A Deal May Still Be Scuttled, And Obama May Be Left Holding The Bag – 15 September 2013

http://egbertowillies.com/2013/09/15/obama-may-played-us-won-leadership/ This is one possible take on what Obama thinks he’s doing with respect to Syria – and given the Big O’s proficiency at mega-dimensional chess in the past, one shouldn’t rule it out entirely. That being said, there are … Continue reading

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Protected: 14 September 2013

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US – Politics – Demography – Is The Upcoming Generation The Great Liberal Hope? – Or Does It Also Have Just A Smidgin Of A “Generation Of Swine” In There As Well? – 14 September 2013

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/12/the-rise-of-the-new-new-left.html Some lefties looking for some signs of hope have a lot pinned to the victory of Bill de Blasio in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary. Admittedly, it is positive that a more progressive candidate prevailed, but first, … Continue reading

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Protected: 12 September 2013

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Russia – US – Putin’s Op-Ed For The New York Times Leaves Just A Few Things Out – 12 September 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?emc=eta1&_r=0 Okay, a couple quick observations about this article, to which I assume emo-lefties and isolationist-righties are already swooning in response. Putin says he doesn’t want countries to bypass the Security Council, because this will undercut┬áthe effectiveness of the United … Continue reading

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