This parade of apologies seems to be part of the package for any “perfect not-so-perfect little Democratic candidate” in the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump is congratulating himself on having taken this precaution, but one cannot help but see an admission of weakness.
Without [Venezuela's] oil, which is running out, the United States’ dominance in energy only hangs on by a thread.
Those who celebrate victory quickly find themselves in a bad situation.
The partial compromise .... a temporary reopening of the federal government for three weeks, is a small truce, a breather. It does not, however, resolve the underlying problem.
[Trump's] decision to officially recognize Juan Guaido ... made a big difference for the thousands of Venezuelans who descended into the streets on Wednesday.
[T]he unpredictability of the United States has today reached such a degree that the entire world is obsessed with it.
Forging ahead, like we are doing now, comes at a cost. The world is once again buried in excessive debt.
At the beginning of 2019, the players are showing their cards. The game is entering its critical phase.