Ukraine round-up: Invasion seems to be imminent

Folks are starting to line up and take sides.... First, a new axis seems to be forming (or, more accurately, moving further out into the open): https://twitter.com/SashaIngber/status/1483521573487267846 Wasn't the Iran nuclear deal such brilliant public policy? Imagine providing cover so one of these countries could develop a nuclear program to be used against western democracies. … Continue reading Ukraine round-up: Invasion seems to be imminent

Oil prices are blowing up again

Oil futures are trading at the highest prices in 7 years today. Biden responded by tapping the Strategic Petroleum Reserve for the second time in his first year in office. Dude might actually empty reserves at this rate trying to fight inflation during his four years in office, lol. https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1483522791924285444 https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1483524544031862788 https://twitter.com/DeItaone/status/1483529414033948677 https://twitter.com/DevoutDriller/status/1483273217074683904

The main reason the GOP must distance itself from Trump ahead of midterms

I have always been amused by the cockiness of hyper-committed partisans ahead of elections. And what is happening in GOP ranks these days can definitely be described as cocky. Every Republican you talk to is absolutely certain that covid fatigue and economic frustration will drive a red wave in November. President Biden is polling underwater … Continue reading The main reason the GOP must distance itself from Trump ahead of midterms

11 reasons DeSantis will make a better GOP candidate than Trump

Lady Olenna Tyrell: You must despise him, you're working so hard to undermine him.Lord Varys: Actually, I rather enjoy him. But he would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes. Game of Thrones, "And Now His Watch Is Ended" It is long past time for former President Trump and what remains of … Continue reading 11 reasons DeSantis will make a better GOP candidate than Trump

If you want to move past “empty shelves,” support local farmers and grocers

Never in my decades of following economics and high finance did I think I would live to see our country's supply chain break. While Americans were faced with Venezuela-esque "empty shelves" during the 2020 lockdowns, we were not in a particularly dangerous position at the time. There was no labor shortage - in fact, our … Continue reading If you want to move past “empty shelves,” support local farmers and grocers