The politics of the last decade have been the politics of fear.
If measured by the gap between what they have done to the country (on the one hand), and the effectiveness of the form of government, founding documents and principles that the Founders gave them to work with (on the other), American politicians must collectively be some of the most pathetic in the world.
One of the most fascinating things for me as a Brit about engaging with American politics is that all political issues are filtered in the media through an extraordinarily crass Left vs. Right paradigm.
Left and right are not the two paradigms of American politics. They are the two flavors of only one. [Read more]
Monthly charts provide much needed big picture perspective . The July, August, and October 2007 lows touched and reversed at an 18 year support line (drawn off of the February 1989 and August 1997 lows).
A line that connects the October 1998 and December 2002 highs provided resistance throughout 2006 and early 2007. [Read more]
The following is the text of the letter of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to American President George W. Bush.
Mr. George Bush,
President of the United States of America,
For sometime now I have been thinking about how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena - which are [Read more]