The recent elections in Afghanistan, the current events in Ukraine where it appears that massively fraudulent results may be thrown out in favor of a re-vote, and the likelihood of elections next year in Iraq, show a hopeful trend for the world.
I am… more »
It's the day after Thanksgiving, and I have much to be thankful for, though a strong dollar is not one of those things.
The dollar is weaker again today with yet another scare of a medium-sized government purchaser of bonds (last time was… more »
Last night the dollar briefly traded up, with the euro going under $1.30, and gold briefly fell to below $447/oz. But then the Russian government announced that they will "reexamine" their reserve balances, meaning that they probably plan to buy euros… more »
Catching a falling knife is a dangerous activity....and so is catching a falling financial asset. However, while the upside from juggling cutlery might seem very limited, there can be real rewards from contrarian trading. That said, it takes a strong… more »
PUBLISHED in the Rocky Mountain News, 12/31/04
Excerpt PUBLISHED in Forbes, 3/14/05
For those of us who… more »
re:U.N. Staff Union Chides U.N. Management (AP, National, Nov 20)
NY Times/AP: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-UN-Staff-Complaints.html
To the… more »
Re: "Good Soldier Powell", NY Times editorial, Nov 16, 2004
To the Editors:
Your attack on Colin Powell's character is incomprehensible, and your major arguments are all false.
First, Powell had a… more »
Re: CONFESSIONS OF A CULTURAL ELITIST, by Ted Rall
Having been born and Ivy League educated in a Blue… more »
To the Editors:
Re: Turning the Tax Tables to Help the Poor (Op/Ed 11/15/04)
Dalton Conley’s suggestions for tax policy are a perfect example of why the Democrats lost the election so convincingly.… more »